Runtime system research engineer (RE1)

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Runtime system research engineer (RE1)

Data de tancament

Dijous, 30 Setembre, 2021
Reference: 403_20_CS_HAM_RE1
Job title: Runtime system research engineer (RE1)


About BSC
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Heterogeneous Architectures group within the Computer Science department of Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) is offering a full-time research engineer position. The main responsibility of the position will to extend and maintain multi-node tasking support in the Nanos6 runtime system, which is central to the group’s ongoing research line in programming models. The long-term goal will be to implement, evaluate and demonstrate new programming model features to ultimately be proposed for inclusion in a future revision of the OpenMP standard. As such, the successful candidate will be working at the forefront of research in programming models and runtime systems and will work very closely with two to three PhD students in a dynamic research group (currently nine PhD students, three engineers, and three senior researchers) with strong connections to industry (Arm, Fujitsu, Micron, Samsung).
This position requires excellent C++14 software development skills, a working knowledge of OpenMP and MPI, and experience with complex multi-threaded pthreads software development. An ideal candidate would also bring additional relevant expertise, for example in HPC applications, programming models, runtime systems or computer systems architecture. He or she should be an excellent communicator, both written and spoken, with the ability to work well in a team, think creatively, and take ownership and initiative, both independently and under set deadlines. The working language of the group is English.
Key Duties
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of multi-node tasking support in the Nanos6 runtime system.
  • Implementation and evaluation of new programming model and runtime system extensions.
  • Development of tests to verify correctness and performance.
  • Participation in project-level publications, meetings and trainings.
  • Development of technical documentation and project deliverables.
  • Contributions to international peer-reviewed publications.
  • Education
    • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Sciences, mathematics or a similar discipline.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Modern C++14 development.
    • Working knowledge of OpenMP and MPI.
    • Experience developing complex multi-threaded software with pthreads.
    • Experience with Unix/Linux environments.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Previous experience with HPC applications, programming models, runtime systems or computer systems architecture would be highly valued.
    • A history of committing to open source software would be a plus.
    • Contributions to original research, as evidenced by international peer reviewed publications would also be greatly appreciated.
  • Competences
    • Ability to work well in a team.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work independently and under set deadlines and pressure.
    • Fluency in English is essential.
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with a diverse community, including our team and the project partners.
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - One year, anticipated to be extended at least three years renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
Applications Procedure
All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details

The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.
This position is reserved for candidates who meet the requirements and have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%. In case there are no applicants with disabilities that meet the requirements, the rest of the candidates without declared disability will be evaluated.


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