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Thanks for your interest in the Research Computing Specialist position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 212 open jobs by clicking here.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific or analytic field and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of key data structures, algorithms, and techniques pertinent to systems that support high volume, velocity, or variety datasets (including data mining, machine learning, NLP).
  • Experience in scripting languages and experience in debugging them, experience with high performance/systems languages and techniques.
  • Experience in parallel and distributed data processing techniques and platforms (MPI, Map/Reduce, Batch processing with scheduler systems).
  • Ability to analyze research systems and data pipelines and propose solutions that leverage existing and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to collaboratively research, evaluate, architect, and deploy new tools, frameworks, and patterns to build scalable research platforms.
  • Ability to document use cases, solutions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

      Experience supporting data management and analysis in Python, R, Matlab, and/or Stata on Unix-based systems

      Experience with git-based version control for collaboration and tracking.

      Familiarity with all aspects with research data security, including deidentification, network and file system ACLs, IRB compliance, etc.

      Research experience in the computational social sciences, applying methods such as bootstrapping, network analysis, hierarchical modeling and numerical optimization.

      Experience executing workloads on scheduled HPC systems, interactive Linux systems and cloud-based platforms such as Databricks or Amazon EMR

      Experience monitoring system processes using both command-line tools and platforms such as Splunk and InfluxDB

      Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment with unpredictable workflows.

      Demonstrated commitment to continual learning and professional growth.


*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. 

Why Stanford is for You

Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:

  •  Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
  • A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
  • A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
  • Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more! 

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé along with your online application.


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