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Available Position JAMSTEC is recruiting one position as an Engineer(II), Engineer, or Senior Engineer(II). (DKE23-001)
Recruiting Department Supercomputer Engineering and Administration Group, Center for Earth Information Science and Technology (CEIST), Research Institute for Value-Added Information Generation (VAiG)
Job Description The Supercomputer Engineering and Administration Group, Center for Earth Information Science and Technology (CEIST) (Director: Yoichi Ishikawa) of the Research Institute for Value-Added Information Generation (VAiG), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), is soliciting applications for an Engineer (II), Engineer, or Senior Engineer (II) who will be expected to contribute to management of the large JAMSTEC computer system and the associated peripherals.

The Group is responsible for system management of large-scale high-performance computers, including the JAMSTEC supercomputer (the “Earth Simulator”) and related systems. We offer technical support to users of such systems. We provide computational resources to a wide range of researchers and engineers. The results obtained are published in the Earth Simulator Annual Report:

[Job Description]
1) Operation of the large JAMSTEC computer and associated peripherals
2) Provision of technical support to computer users
3) System upgrades and enhancements
4) Promotion of the uses of the system

We especially welcome personnel who are passionate about technical user support works.

*There may be a change in affiliation in the case of reorganization of the Agency.

[Relevant Fields]
System Administration, System Construction, Program Development, Computer Science, Earth Science, etc.
Job Type [Job Title]
Engineering job is expected to improve and develop fundamental and comprehensive technologies related to the business operations of JAMSTEC, as well as maintain, update, plan, and promote such advanced technologies.

Engineer (II) is expected to understand the goals and objectives of their work, to perform duties as an expert in technology-related work, and to serve as a core member of the assigned department.

Engineer is expected to understand the goals and objectives of their work, to perform duties as an expert in technology-related work, and to serve as a core member of the assigned department.

Senior Engineer(II):
Senior Engineer(II) is expected to fully understand the social responsibility of JAMSTEC at all times, to perform duties as a main engineer, and to serve as a core member of the assigned department based on their advanced, extensive knowledge and experience.

*At the time of appointment,the position will be determined in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
Requirements Applicants must have must have completed a bachelor degree in a closely related field of research or technology development, or possess equivalent development skills.
We especially welcome applications from engineers interested in cooperating with JAMSTEC researchers, or who build computer environments using virtualization technology.

[Qualifications and experience]
・Experience in administration of a UNIX/Linux system (required for appointment as an Engineer or a Senior Engineer (II))
・Experience with UNIX/Linux
・Programming experience in Fortran or the C/C++ languages
・Processing experience with shell scripts such as sh/csh
・General communication in Japanese and computer operation (Word, Excel, E-mail, etc.)

In addition to the above, the desirable experience, skills, and qualifications include:
・Experience in scientific computing, HPC, and parallel computing
・Experience with virtualization technology (such as virtual machine)
・Qualifications in computer networking and information security
・IT qualifications such as the LPIC and success in the Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination
Work Place Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Yokosuka Headquarters, 2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka city,
Kanagawa, 237-0061, JAPAN
*Measures to prevent passive smoking: No smoking on the premises (smoking areas are available outside), no work in areas where smoking allowed.
Working Conditions & Contract Period (1) Number of positions:
1 position for an Engineer(II), Engineer, or Senior Engineer(II)

(2) Type of contract:
Tenure-track fixed-term employee

(3) Working Hours:
9:00-17:30 (Lunch hours 12:15-13:00)

(4) Contract Period:
Total period will be terminated on March 31, 2028 after a contract renewal.
First contract period is from August 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026.
*Contract period can be renewed depending on the performance and working attitude of the successful candidate.

*Effective date of employment is negotiable.
*In accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws, on reaching the age of 65 during an employed fiscal year, the contract period will expire at the end of the same fiscal year. This bylaw may change.
*After undergoing an evaluation during the period of employment, the contract may be modified to one without termination (termination of employment would be at the end of the fiscal year in which the employee reaches the age of 60, or the age of 65 if the employee is rehired after their retirement). For details on this system, please contact Human Resources Section.
Salary Annual salary (paid in 1/12 equal monthly payments)
e.g., JPY 5,500,000~9,500,000

*Overtime payment will be added to monthly salary.
*Salary will be competitive in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaw, based on the academic qualifications and demonstrated research skills of the candidate.
*Bonus and retirement allowance are included in the annual salary.
Terms of Employment (1) Upon appointment, the successful candidate will receive relocation allowances in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(2) Allowance for commuting expenses will be provided.
(3) Employee and JAMSTEC will share the premiums for social insurance and labor insurance in the proportion specified by current statute.
(4) JAMSTEC employee cooperative provides various subsidies for mutual aid and welfare services.
(5) Housing lease service will be available in accordance with JAMSTEC bylaws.
(6) Holidays and vacations: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end, and New Year's holidays. Annual vacations with pay, special vacations, leave of absence to care for a family member, and maternity leave are provided.
Application Procedure (1) Required documents

a) CV. Valid email and home address must be provided.
b) Resume of specialized work experience described details of career history, professional experiences and skills.
*Please state if you have any of the skills or other attributes listed in the requirements.

*Please submit the following documents voluntarily;
・Publication (achievement) list including thesis titles and competitive research funds awarded to the applicant
*Please list publications in refereed (peer-reviewed) journals separately from unrefereed publications.
*Include DOI codes if available.
・Two (or fewer) representative publications

(2) Submission
Please apply via the following website:

*All files must be converted to PDF format.
*Since some of the notation is in Japanese on the website, please refer to the following input procedure when entering your information.
Application guide

(3) Interview
Applicants will be screened on an ad hoc basis, and those who pass the screening will be interviewed.
*Web-based online interviews by Zoom are expected basically.
Closing Date July 3, 2023 at 23:59 in Japan time
*Depending on the situation of applications, the closing date may be extended.
Contact Human Resources Section, Human Resources Dept., JAMSTEC
TEL: +81-45-778-5812
(Email: recruit-app[at]jamstec.go.jp)
*Please replace [at] with @ when addressing Emails.
*For inquiries by Email, please include "CEIST DKE23-001" in the subject line.
Remarks (1) Submitted documents will be managed safely according to strict rules. Personal information received during the recruiting process will be used only for recruitment screening and appointment procedures and not for any other purposes.
(2) Successful candidate should submit a certificate documenting his/her health upon appointment.
(3) Please kindly inform us in case of withdrawal of your application by Email.
(4) Above conditions may be changed at the discretion of the agency.
(5) For non-Japanese speakers, the interview and daily work will be conducted in English.
Diversity and Inclusion In our quest to perform state-of-the-art research and develop scientific and technological innovations based on diverse values, JAMSTEC not only actively recruits women based on gender equality but also strives to create a work environment in which individuality is respected regardless of nationality, race, gender, self-recognition, age, or the presence or absence of disabilities.
In response to the diverse needs of our employees, we will also promote more flexible work styles and environments, including shorter working hours and opportunities for discretionary work.