Junior developer (RE1)

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Junior developer (RE1)

Closing Date

Monday, 30 November, 2020
Reference: 328_20_CS_GCS_RE1
Job title: Junior developer (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

BSC and Lenovo participates in the EAR project, a collaboration project with the goal of creating and Energy management software for data centers. EAR includes several components in charge of providing energy optimization, energy monitoring, energy and power capping, etc. The candidate will participate in the implementation of new extensions of the project for new architectures and new scenarios such as GPU energy optimization or AMD architectures guided by the project leader and other members of the EAR team. The candidate will be assigned to one specific topic based on its experience but it will be involved in the overall project

Key Duties

  • Implementation and evaluation of strategies for energy optimization for CPU-GPU architectures
  • Implementation and evaluation of strategies for energy optimization in AMD architectures
  • Participate in the internal project meetings
  • Participate in publications resulting of the project and attendance to project meetings or demonstrations if required


  • Education
    • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Software computing skills.
    • Experience with UNIX/LINUX environments: tools and system calls
    • Experience on C programming languages, and development tools such as Makefiles or automake
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Skills on parallel programming. Basic experience on MPI, OpenMP programming models will be valued and mostly CUDA programming
  • Competences
    • Candidates must be proactive, self-motivated individuals who can understand technical concepts
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Ability to take initiatives, prioritize the tasks and work under set deadlines
    • Ability to work both independently and within 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 - 1 year 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: November 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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