Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC)

Senior Engineer

Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC)
Mar. 24, 2023
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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the above mentioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises cluster administration.
  • Make sure that web and email security protocols are maintained.
  • Track, record, and monitor any security issue.
  • Resolve any vulnerability or security issues that may arise.
  • Ensure periodic testing of the Centre’s network and systems from a security point of view.
  • Be aware of the latest threats in the cyber-security domain to guide and advise the Centre regarding the upgrading of the system.
  • Put identity and access management (IAM) policies in place to prevent unauthorized access to company data.
  • Ensure that systems are back up and running in case of a security attack.
  • Ensuring that security policies are updated on time and are always up to date.
  • Maintain servers, routers, and switches as required.
  • Maintain firewalls, VPNs, VLANs, VoIP, and web and email security.
  • Supervises High Performance Computing (HPC) related projects.
  • Monitor the management of software releases and patches of the operating systems.
  • Offer support to remote HPC clients and assist Engineers in setting up reliable connectivity to the systems.
  • Supervises and report to the Deputy Director any network system integration deployment, and administration projects system performance analyses, problem resolution and system security initiatives.
  • Participates in the development of network system management tools and architectural assessments for production systems.
  • Assist in HPC application, parallel environment configuration and scripting.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Ethical Hacking Certification or any other network security certification.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Engineer or related position.
  • Mature disposition and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • High level analytical skills.


How to Apply

Application letters, certified copies of certificates and CVs giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience and names of at least three referees should be sent to the address below clearly indicating the vacancy applied for.

The Director

Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing Centre Building

University of Zimbabwe

630 Churchill Avenue,

Mount Pleasant,



or Email to:

NB: Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews.

Deadline: 24 March 2023

Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing (ZCHPC)

The Zimbabwe Centre FOR High Performance Computing (ZCHPC) was created through Statutory Instrument 168 of 2019, the Manpower Planning and Development (Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing), Regulations, 2019.

High Performance Computing most generally refers to the practice of aggregating computing power in a way that delivers much higher performance than one could get out of a typical desktop computer or workstation in order to solve large problems in science, engineering, or business.

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