Computing Resources - Vice President, Technology

Compute Canada

Location: Canada
Date posted: 2013-01-07

Vice President, Technology

Compute Canada - Calcul Canada is a national network of research and high-performance computing (HPC) equipment and personnel. Compute Canada's mission is to promote and support the shared use of advanced computing that enables research and innovation for the socio-economic benefit of Canada. As a national organization, Compute Canada coordinates and promotes the use of HPC in Canadian research and works to ensure that Canadian researchers have the computational facilities and expert services necessary to advance scientific knowledge and innovation. Whether generating computer models in fields such as the aerospace, biological or climate sciences, or analyzing vast amounts of data from science, business or the humanities, Compute Canada is a growing infrastructure and skills resource underpinning Canada's research capabilities while building its competitiveness and boosting its economy.

As the Vice President, Technology of this newly incorporated organization, you coordinate and lead the deployment of advanced computing resources across Canada based on the needs of the research community and ensure that all eligible researchers in Canada can access the appropriate advanced computing facilities managed by Compute Canada - Calcul Canada. You promote the successes and capabilities of the organization and its advanced computing resources nationally and internationally.

The total annual operating budget of Compute Canada, including contributions from all sources, is approximately $28M. The purchase value of the installed equipment is approximately $150M and current regional staff number approximately 80 persons. Most community-facing support is undertaken and managed by four regional divisions under the direction of Compute Canada. The network is jointly funded by the Canadian and provincial governments as well as institutional and industry partners.

As the ideal candidate, you will bring extensive IT management experience, ideally coupled with a strong technical background in advanced computing. Experience in a geographically distributed environment is a definite asset.

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and related information online at: For further information on this exciting opportunity, contact Tara Parry, Brent Cameron or Ken Werker at 604-602-2589 or by email to


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