HPC Profiling and Parallel Performance Engineer (RE1)

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HPC Profiling and Parallel Performance Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Sunday, 31 January, 2021
Reference: 4_21_CS_BPPP_RE1
Job title: HPC Profiling and Parallel Performance 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

BSC is seeking a candidate to work on applications analysis and parallelization. We are looking for people with expertise in the use of compilation, runtime and performance analysis targeting parallelism, with the goal to provide support for application analysis and parallelization. Applications provided will be written in high-level languages with OpenMP/OmpSs and MPI.

Key Duties

  • Application performance analysis and parallelization
  • Support and suggest application developers changes to improve the performance of parallel codes
  • Document appropriately findings and suggestions


  • Education
    • BsC or MsC in Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting languages
    • An intimate understanding of distributed-memory and shared-memory parallelism
    • Good skills in high-level programming languages: C and C++ (Fortran will be valued)
    • Good skills in parallel programming models (e.g., OpenMP, OmpSs, MPI)
    • Knowledge about performance analysis tools (e.g., Vtune, CodeAnalyst, Paraver, Scalasca)
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge about version-control software (preferably Git) will be valued
    • Knowledge about profiling tools (e.g., gprof, oprofile, perf) will be valued
    • Knowledge about Linux debugging tools (e.g., gdb, valgrind) will be valued
    • Knowledge about Python, Java, Perl, or other interpreted languages will be valued
    • Knowledge about low-level programming will be valued
  • Competences
    • Fluency in spoken and written English (Spanish will be valued)
    • Good communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to learn and adapt to multiple programming languages easily
    • Ability to work independently and in 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: 03/02/2021

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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