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International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA



The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) is an independent non-profit research institute in the heart of Berkeley, California. ICSI is a place where researchers solve hard problems and help change the world. We pioneer interdisciplinary research across all areas of computer science and data science to generate fundamental insights, address societal challenges, and catalyze entrepreneurial opportunity. 


We foster a uniquely flexible and collaborative intellectual environment.


  • It’s about big ideas. ICSI is a place for taking on daunting challenges—not “playing it safe.” Our researchers pursue questions they feel are in the public interest and advance technologies that address important societal needs. This transformative work often spans disciplines, sectors, and borders.


  • It’s about solving problems, not submitting papers. Unlike industry or academia, ICSI does not have strict expectations on research output. We may write traditional research papers, but we also release software, curate datasets, build research communities, and spin out startup companies. Our researchers leverage strong ties with UC Berkeley and the Silicon Valley ecosystem to bring great ideas to fruition in whatever way is best suited to the problem at hand.


  • It’s about inclusion. Visitors come from all over the world to pursue research at ICSI. We’ve hosted scientists and more than 620 postdocs from Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Holland, Israel, China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Brazil, Canada, and more. We believe diverse perspectives create the best ideas.


We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at ICSI, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that requires broad collaboration among staff, students and community partners.




We are seeking to hire an IT Manager to manage and oversee ICSI’s operational IT and scientific cyberinfrastructure and related partnerships.  We are looking for an individual who can balance technology proficiency with project management expertise, and will establish a solid reputation inside the organization as a partner and trusted advisor.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable with cloud computing and virtualization technologies and have experience engaging Managed Service Providers and IT outsourcing services.  In addition, they will have the ability to influence and communication skills necessary to function as a change agent. 

The IT Manager position reports directly to the CEO and includes managing one full time staff member (System Administrator) as well as contractors on a temporary basis. 





  • Manage ICSI’s IT infrastructure for business operations and scientific research
  • Oversee IT operations
  • Supervise the Sysadmin team
  • Manage technology projects
  • Manage vendors providing technology services
  • Participate in technology budget and capital planning

Technology Leadership

  • Align IT architecture with research and administrative requirements
  • Align internal and external IT services with research and administrative requirements
  • Identify and evaluate new technology solutions
  • Maintain and evangelize a catalog of IT services available to researchers
  • Promote transition from obsolete technologies
  • Ensure security of all information assets


  • Collaborate with researchers and vendors to provide technology solutions
  • Collaborate with management and administrators to streamline internal processes and deploy technology solutions


  • Collaborate with UC Berkeley, UCSD  San Diego Supercomputing Center, national labs, private industry, and other organizations to provide access to additional scientific computing facilities, juicy data, tools, and software in support of ICSI scientific research 



A comprehensive list of skills applicable to this position follows. 

Applicants are not expected or required to have all listed skills. 

  • Public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Project management
  • Vendor management
  • Linux systems on an enterprise level (redhat,etc)
  • Automation systems (ansible, puppet,etc)
  • Core network systems (juniper preferred)
  • Network security (client firewalls, application/network firewalls, acls, ids, ipsec/ssl vpns, palo alto networks, barracuda,etc)
  • Wireless network systems (mist preferred)
  • Windows systems (gpo, ad, etc)
  • Network fundamentals (dns,dhcp,routing,poe,etc)
  • NAS solutions (netapp,zfs,nfs,etc)
  • Virtualization systems (kvm, vmware, etc)
  • Backup systems (networker, etc)
  • Web stack (lamp, nginx,iis, etc)
  • Databases (mysql,ldap,etc)
  • Scripting (powershell, bash, python, perl)


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field in science or technology preferred.
  • Work experience in an academic and/or scientific research environment is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.



Downtown Berkeley, CA. 

Hybrid/remote work-friendly, with occasional on-site work required (server room, colo).

Note: Based on the ICSI SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, ICSI requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at ICSI, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof of Full Vaccination or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. 


Hours & Compensation

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $168,000 - 191,000 per year. 


To Apply

Please submit a resume along with a cover letter describing your interest in the position to:


ICSI is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. The Institute is committed to having the best available persons in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.