Workload Optimization for Edge Computing Research Engineer (RE2)

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Workload Optimization for Edge Computing Research Engineer (RE2)

Closing Date

Friday, 31 May, 2019
Reference: 117_19_CS_DCCA_RE2
Job title: Workload Optimization for Edge Computing Research Engineer (RE2)

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 500 staff from 44 countries.

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Context And Mission

BSC is conducting research and development projects in the area of management and exploitation of Edge Computing Infrastructures. This position is part of the Intel-BSC collaboration, and the selected candidate will join the Data-centric Computing Research Group at BSC (
We are opening 1 Post-Doc Position to work on the characterization of Edge Computing workloads. The work will revolve around topics such as Flash Memory (NVMe or similar interfaces), and integration with FPGAs and other accelerators.

Key Duties

  • Characterize typical Edge Computing applications (Speech Analytics, Video Analytics, vCDN, among others)
  • Explore the impact of resource allocation for the Edge Workloads
  • Study the performance/energy/cost tradeoffs of using several types of accelerators (FPGA, NVMe) for these applications
  • Performance testing metholodoly


  • Education
    • MsC in Computer Sciences, Telecommunications or related discipline
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • 2 or more years of experience with OpenCL or CUDA
    • Knowledge about accelerators and their use in applications
    • Strong Knowledge of Network Protocols and High Performance Networks (Infiniband, OmniPath, RDMA)
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Excellent computing skills in high level computer languages (especially Java and C++ and Web Technologies) and experience with UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting languages
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English essential: regular written and spoken communication in English will be required
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure


  • 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 hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 7 months 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: 01/06/2019

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A motivation 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 including contact details in English


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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