Senior User Support and application consultant

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Senior User Support and application consultant

Closing Date

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
Reference: 300_20_OP_US
Job title: Senior User Support and application consultant

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

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is looking for a User support and Application Consultant candidate to join the user support group inside the BSC-CNS's Operations Area.

Key Duties

  • Porting and optimization of various scientific application codes to multiple supercomputing platforms.
  • Performance analysis and benchmarking of applications.
  • Support to researchers within their work field: (Engineering, Chemestry, Biology, ... )
  • Addressing scientific user issues as they are encountered as users pursue HPC results on the supercomputing resources available.
  • Collaborating with other functional groups within the center on technical matters related to supporting scientific application work.
  • manage the technical tools used by the User support team to manage the account creation and the peer-review calls related to RES.
  • provide 2nd level support to the BSC users in HPC related topics.


  • Education
    • Bachelor in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Physics or related discipline.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience with porting and optimization of applications on UNIX-based systems
    • Proficiency in Fortran, C, MPI, OpenMP, and parallel methods
    • Proficiency with the use of performance analysis tools, compiler analysis tools, and debuggers.
    • Experience developing, debugging, maintaining, supporting, and using application software
    • Experience supporting and collaborating with external partners
    • A thorough understanding of high performance computing architectures.
    • Analytical problem solving ability
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work within a team to complete tasks on schedule.
  • Competences
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to work within a team to complete tasks on schedule.
    • Analytical problem solving ability.
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment.
    • Team work.
    • Planning and organizing (Structured mindset).
    • Proactive Cooperation (Desire to learn and improve).
    • Service Attitude.
    • Flexibility.


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Operations 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: Permanent
  • 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: 1/11/2020

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.

Application Form

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