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IT Project Manager Sr.

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 14, 2024

IT Project Manager Sr.

Job Summary

Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects within the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC). Oversees all aspects of projects. Coordinates and prioritizes projects. Sets deadlines, manages assignments, and works with project leads to monitor and summarize progress of projects. Builds and maintains working relationships with project leads, department members, and other departments involved in the projects. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of projects.

  • Management of projects in support of Research computing and data (RCD). RCD involves people, scholarship, and resources supporting the IT specific to research and scholarship leveraging compute, data, networking, and software, broadly defined, including the professionals who execute and support these efforts. Whereas entities supporting research computing and data historically emerged from operating and supporting high performance computing, the needs, capabilities and technologies have sufficiently broadened the scope of research information technology to include virtualization, support for the cloud, containers, middleware, workflows, data management, data movement, compliance and security, user training, support of instruction using advanced research computing and data, on-boarding into new technologies, and deep engagement (“facilitation”) to help guide researchers.

  • Coordination of groups for information flow and ensure priorities and workloads are balanced. Groups include personnel focused in the following areas: user services (RCD facilitation), hpc clusters, virtualization, storage, network, data center, and software development. All groups work together to provide excellent support for the RCD needs on campus. The environment is heavily Linux based.

  • Develop a strong understanding of the services and capabilities of the department. Help to improve the cohesion between individual projects and how they fit in and contribute to the overall direction of the department.


    This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


    Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.

    Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically requiredOften: Office environmentSeldom: Outdoor environment, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation) and close quarters
    Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required Nearly continuously: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), hearing, listening, talking, walkingOften: Sitting, bending, twistingSeldom: Repetitive foot motion, climbing, kneeling, squatting, crawling, balancing, reaching overhead, pulling, pushing.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and at least 7 years of experience in the field or related area.

    Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification may be required depending on area of assignment.

    Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

    · Strong experience and proven track record in project management.· Experience in the research computing and data (RCD) activities preferred.

    Special Instructions

    Requisition Number: PRN38857B
    Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
    Work Schedule Summary: Monday-Friday 
    Department: 00640 - Ctr for High Perform Computing
    Location: Campus
    Pay Rate Range: $60,700 - $131,300
    Close Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes

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