Full Time
HPC SysAdmin NZ20240524

Do you want to help researchers and engineers around the world solve the most exciting and challenging computational problems? HPCNow! is looking for a passionate and proactive HPC System Administrator to join our international High-Performance Computing team. We work in sectors like drug design and discovery, genomics, bioinformatics, aerospace, aeronautics, astrophysics, quantum chemistry, energy, automotive, visual effects, and many more.



About HPCNow!

HPCNow! is a global services company focused on High-Performance Computing, High-Performance Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence consulting. We help scientists and engineers worldwide, from the design of the hardware solution to the very end of its life cycle, setting up complex pipelines and accelerating their workflows and applications. We also extend our services by delivering professional training and providing ongoing remote administration and scientific support.

At HPCNow! we not only focus on business but also try to achieve a healthy work/life balance, facilitating pleasant working conditions as much as possible. This includes remote work, a flexible work schedule,  and a diverse and inclusive work environment. Our commitment is to provide our people with all they need for personal and professional growth, involving them in a discovery, innovation, and achievement environment.

Core Values

Science Enablers –  We play a crucial role in migrating workloads from the regular desktop computer to HPC clusters and supercomputers. We work to bridge the gap between these two distant worlds by capacitating the end users and upskilling them to bring their computational research to a world-class level.

Excellence – We strive for excellence in everything we do for our team members and   clients. We feel proud of our contributions and celebrate our client’s success as our own.

Empowering science with technology – We are a trusted partner that accelerates research and discovery thanks to our commitment to continuous innovation and new technology adoption.

Diversity and Inclusion – Our very talented team includes different kinds of mindsets, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, making HPCNow! an inclusive company. HPCNow! embraces neurodiversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. Our current team is from eight different countries and can speak ten other languages, but most importantly, we all speak science and tech no matter our background.

Gender equality – While we haven’t reached full gender equality yet, we see a new opportunity to get closer to that milestone in each hiring process. We are proud members of Women in HPC (WHPC), and we participate in activities to empower women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Job Description

HPCNow! is looking for a passionate and proactive HPC System Administrator to join our dynamic team. You’ll collaborate with our HPC support staff to tackle thrilling and challenging computational problems. Your role will involve troubleshooting issues interactively, ensuring client problems are resolved, documenting solutions in our knowledge base, and working with application and system owners to develop advanced solutions. You’ll also install and configure applications and continuously study and enhance their performance. If you’re excited about making an impact in High-Performance Computing, we want to hear from you!

Job Requirements

Eligible to live and/or work in New Zealand

Excellent oral and written English skills.

Skills and Experience


Three years of working experience managing Linux and HPC environments.
Strong technical and support skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Hands-on experience with scripting languages like Python, shell scripting, etc.
Fast learning and a strong interest in learning new technologies.
Experience with HPC cluster managers.
Experience with HPC workload managers.


Experience with monitoring software stacks, such as ELK, InfluxDB, or Grafana.
Experience with cluster file systems like GPFS, Lustre,  or BeeGFS.
Experience with Slurm, PBS, or LSF.
Experience with Singularity containers.
Experience with Bright Cluster Manager and/or OpenHPC.
Experience with DevOps and automation tools is a plus.
Experience developing technical training documentation for users.
Possessing innate abilities in diplomacy and tact.
Experience with Bright Cluster Manager, xCAT or Warewulf.
Experience managing Kubernetes clusters.

If you don’t have experience in one or any of the desired skills, we will provide you with the training and the resources required to achieve that knowledge.

Job Conditions

We offer a permanent full-time position in a good working environment and a highly stimulating and challenging environment.
Full-time remote office workplace based in New Zealand
Flexible working hours.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in the country.
We offer outstanding resources for learning and building experience with new technologies,  including internal development and testing clusters, access to an e-learning platform, internal training, and mentoring.


If you are interested, please update your CV, create an optional cover letter, and upload those files after completing this form.