Research Engineer (RE1)

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Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Friday, 16 April, 2021
Reference: 347_20_CS_PPC_RE2
Job title: Research 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 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Predictable Parallel Programming group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center aims at carrying out research on advanced parallel and distributed programming models for critical systems, to implement the most advanced components in charge of controlling fundamental parts of smart cities, extremely large telescopes, satellites, etc. This research is done within the scope of international projects in collaboration with top-tier multinational companies and research institutions.
The objective of this position is to research on the field of advanced parallel programming models to develop the most advanced AI and control methods across the complete compute continuum, i.e., from the edge to the cloud, while maintaining the level of safety and security imposed by critical systems.
Key Duties
  • Development of new parallel programming frameworks addressing distributed cloud-based systems and parallel shared memory architectures
  • Interaction with international companies and research institutions
  • Education
    • Bachelor or Master Degree in Computer Sciences or related field
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge on C/C++ and Python programming
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge on cloud-based programming
    • Knowledge on parallel programming models, including SMP and heterogeneous computing
  • Competences
    • Problem-solving, pro-active, result-oriented work attitude
    • Good communication skills including a good command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • 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 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: 01/01/2021
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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