Junior Research Engineer - Deep Learning and Cloud Computing (RE1)

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Junior Research Engineer - Deep Learning and Cloud Computing (RE1)

Closing Date

Friday, 30 April, 2021
Reference: 122_21_CS_ETAI_RE1
Job title: Junior Research Engineer - Deep Learning and Cloud Computing (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

Our research group is working on Supercomputing and Cloud Computing for solving Artificial Intelligence problems, in particular right now with a focus on Deep Learning. In this context, we have some projects with big companies. The open position will be assigned to one of these projects. The candidate will participate in this project related to Deep Learning and Cloud Computing that are going on in our research group.

Key Duties

  • Implementation of Deep Neural Networks training processes on TensorFlow/PyTorch
  • Help in the design and creation of new models to improve the current models
  • Managing workloads on HPC facilities, especially on a BSC-CNS GPU cluster in the process of training the DL models
  • Help in the deployment of a Deep-Learning-based Application to a Cloud-Hosted environment.
  • Write the related documentation of this activity
  • Attend meeting at client offices (Barcelona area) in order to help their development team to put in production the results of the innovation collaboration


  • Education
    • Bachelor Degree in Informatics Engineering (Specialization of Computing) or equivalent
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrable good computing skills in Python programming language
    • Demonstrable good computing skills and experience in the use of Deep Learning frameworks as TensorFlow and PyTorch
    • Demonstrable experience in the deployment of TensorFlow/PyTorch model in parallel architectures
    • Demonstrable experience in the application of Deep Learning technology to both Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing fields
    • Demonstrable experience in managing cloud infrastructures (or in orchestrating cloud storage, computing and networking services)
    • Demonstrable good knowledge and experience in creating advanced neural network models for real problems using a transfer learning approach
    • Fluency in English essential
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in research activities (and have a scientific publication)
  • Competences
    • Demonstrate self-learning capacity
    • Proficiency in the Spanish language
    • Written and verbal communication skills (in Spanish, Catalan and English)
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure
    • Ability to work independently and in a team


  • 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 - 31/4/2022 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: 1/5/2021

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.

Application Form

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