Computer Architecture Engineer (RE1)

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Computer Architecture Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Reference: 286_20_CS_RAA_RE1
Job title: Computer Architecture 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

Applications are invited for an engineer position in High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). BSC intends to pave the way to the future low-power European processor for Exascale in the context of multiple architecture initiatives (EPI, DRAC, MEEP, etc.) in collaboration with Lenovo.

Key Duties

  • Define a low-power System-on-Chip architecture targeting Exascale based on RISCV general purpose processors and accelerators
  • Benchmark RISCV-based HPC processors with relevant applications from the HPC domain as well as emerging applications such as precision medicine.


  • Education
    • Bachelor or Master in Computer Science. Applications from students expected to graduate in the current course are also welcome.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Computer Architecture: microarchitecture, resource sharing in multicores, cache hierarchy.
    • Operating Systems: Linux, scripting, OS scheduler.
    • Performance Analysis and Tuning of parallel applications.
    • Programming: VHDL/Verilog, C/C++, Assembler, Open MP/MPI, etc.
  • Competences
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines pressure.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team.
    • Capacity to interact and build strong relations with other research groups.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.


  • 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 - Hasta 31/03/2021 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: 01/10/2020

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.

Application Form

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Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CoverLetter
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