Exascale Supercomputers FPGA Engineers (RE12)

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Exascale Supercomputers FPGA Engineers (RE12)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Reference: 291_19_CS_GCS_RE12
Job title: Exascale Supercomputers FPGA Engineers (RE12)

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

BSC is looking for talented and motivated professionals with expertise in FPGA development and IP integration for a European HPC accelerator. The design is based on a RISC-V architecture. This is a NEW project to build an FPGA-based emulator for an energy efficient Exascale system.

Key Duties

  • Design and develop a high-performance emulation platform targeting a future Exascale Supercomputer.
  • Translate/target ASIC RTL for a multi-FPGA environment.
  • Design integration, logic synthesis and design optimization for area, timing and power.
  • Developing front-end methodologies and tool flows.
  • You will collaborate closely with design and verification engineers in active projects and perform hands-on design, writing RTL.
  • Participate in system bring-up and testing.


  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Engineering degree or equivalent level of professional experience.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Design, build, test/debug and produce high-quality processor emulation platform.
    • VHDL, Verilog, and Chisel a plus.
    • Xilinx and Intel/Altera FPGA tools and processes (design, synthesis, place and route, timing closure, power analysis), including OpenCL, HLS, Chisel, and SoC tools.
    • Familiar with SystemVerilog/UVM based design verification.
    • High-speed design using advanced techniques and state-of-art devices:
      - High-end FPGAs, SOC FPGAs, memory devices, including HBM
      - IP integration
      - Standard communications and storage protocols
      - High-speed interconnect, including PCIe
    • Familiarity with Linux and device drivers.
    • Agile development and open source development, deployment, and support, including GitHub or equivalent.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications or equivalent.
    • Knowledge of processor and DLP architecture and design.
    • Fluency in English is essential, Spanish is welcome.
  • Competences
    • The candidate must be an effective communicator, multitask, and work well on collaborative designs.
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends.
    • Ability to think creatively.
    • Ability to work independently and make decisions.
    • 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 working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 2 - 3 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 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.

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