Junior System Engineer (RE1)

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Junior System Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Saturday, 15 August, 2020
Reference: 208_20_CS_ETAI_RE1
Job title: Junior System 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 650 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission

Our research group is working on Supercomputing for Artificial Intelligence, in particular right now with a special focus on Deep Learning. In this context, we have some projects with big companies related with Cloud Computing and Deep Learning. The open position will be assigned to one of these projects. The candidate will participate in this project and occasionally in other ongoing exploratory research projects that are going on in our research group related to Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Cloud Computing and HPC platforms (hardware and software). The candidate occasionally will participate in activities around our research/teaching collaboration with UPC groups.

Key Duties

  • Build infrastructure to support rapid development and deployment of Machine Learning and Deep Learning models.
  • Help the development team to put in production the results of the innovation.
  • Write the related documentation of this activity.


  • Education
    • BCs/MSc in Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
    • We could also consider a candidate who is finishing the final studies' project.
    • We are considering part-time work position (20h/week).
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrable good computing skills in programming. We will consider as a plus knowledge in Python and C++.
    • We will consider as a plus knowledge of microservices development microservices with Docker and Kubernetes.
    • We will consider as a plus knowledge of today computing infrastructure and specifically about GPUs.
    • Basic knowledge in Machine Learning and Deep Learning. We will consider as a plus knowledge of TensorFlow or PyTorch middleware.
    • We will consider as a plus knowledge of development of client-server applications and use of REST APIs or gRPC.
  • Competences
    • Demonstrate self-learning capacity.
    • Fluency in English essential: regular written and spoken communication in English will be required.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team.


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
  • We offer a part-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 - 04/05/2021 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.

Application Form

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