Parallel Machine Learning research engineer (RE2)

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Parallel Machine Learning research engineer (RE2)

Closing Date

Sunday, 31 January, 2021
Reference: 421_20_CS_WDC_RE2
Job title: Parallel Machine Learning research engineer (RE2)

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 Computer Sciences (CS) department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center aims at carrying out research and development to influence the way computing machines are built, programmed and used. The Workflows and Distributed Computing group at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center aims at carrying out research on programming models for distributed computing. More specifically, this group is contributing to the CECH project (Cluster Emergent del Cervell Humà) with the dislib machine learning library and the programming model PyCOMPSs/COMPSs. The dislib ( provides distributed algorithms ready to use as a library solving machine learning methods. The dislib is parallelized with PyCOMPSs/COMPSs. PyCOMPSs/COMPSs is a task-based programming model that aims at making easier the parallelization of applications and their execution in distributed computing platforms. For this research, the group is looking for a junior developer with knowledge both of machine learning and computer science to contribute to the dislib, implementing new methods and data structures.

Key Duties

  • Implementation of new methods for the dislib
  • Extension of the dislib data structure to support n-dimensions
  • Bug fixing, code maintenance for the dislib
  • Maintenance of the dislib test infrastructure


  • Education
    • MS in Artificial Intelligence
    • BS in Computer science
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Machine Learning basics
    • Deep Learning basics
    • Good programming skills in Python and Java
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge in parallel machine learning
    • Knowledge in parallel programming models
  • Competences
    • Fluency in spoken and written English, while fluency in other European languages will be also valued


  • 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 - Two 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.

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