COMPSs - Neuroplat support engineer (RE1)

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COMPSs - Neuroplat support engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020
Reference: 107_20_CS_WDC_RE1
Job title: COMPSs - Neuroplat support engineer (RE1)


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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 650 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Computer Sciences (CS) department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center aims at carrying out research and development to influence the way computing machines are built, programmed and used. The Workflows and Distributed Computing group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center aims at carrying out research on programming models for distributed computing. More specifically, this group is contributing to the Cluster Emergent del Cervell Humà (CECH) project with the programming model PyCOMPSs/COMPSs. PyCOMPSs/COMPSs ( is a task-based, parallel programming model offered to the project applications as a means to execute them in distributed environments. For this research, the group is looking for a junior developer to implement extensions to the runtime of the COMPSs runtime. In particular, in the context of the CECH project, the group will contribute to the development of a computational platform (Neuroplat) to support the rational design of drugs in the context of neurologic diseases. For this platform, the group also contributes with the Programming Model Execution Service (PMES) which enables the execution of applications in distributed computing platforms.
CECH project (expedient number 001-P-001682) has been co-financed in a 50% with 1.527.637,88€ by the European Union European Regional Development Fund within the Catalonian 2014-2020 Operative Programme FEDER, with the Generalitat de Catalunya Support.
Key Duties
  • Design and development of features for the PMES and PyCOMPSs/COMPSs runtime required in the CECH project
  • Interaction with the bioinformatics group at BSC and other groups in the project to define requirements in the Neuroplat platform and its applications.
  • Maintain communication with CECH project and participate in their regular meetings and discussions.
  • Education
    • Computer science degree or similar, or a student finalizing the studies
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Background in runtime systems and system software
    • Knowledge of Distributed Computing
    • Good programming skills in Java and C, and/or Python
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge about bioinformatics applications
  • Competences
    • Fluency in spoken and written English, while fluency in other European languages will be also valued
    • Good at teamwork
    • Good at time management
  • 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 - 2 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: asap
Applications Procedure

All applications must include: 

  • 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.


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