Research Engineer (RE2)

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Research Engineer (RE2)

Closing Date

Sunday, 31 January, 2021
Reference: 426_20_CS_AHPC_RE2
Job title: 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

BSC is looking for Research Engineer to contribute towards RISC-V based Floating-Point Accelerator targeting Machine Learning application. Candidate will work on architectural simulators and BSC's FPGA prototyping infrastructure to design and prototype of the next-generation accelerator architecture.

Key Duties

  • Enhance simulation infrastructure to incorporate new research ideas and adapt workload applications to carry out research studies.
  • Demonstrate through understand of subject matter to solve complex engineering problems to accomplish a given research task.
  • Design experiments to thoroughly evaluate research ideas and conduct required experimental evaluation.
  • Analyze results and draw conclusion out of experimental data.
  • Write or assist in writing research outcomes and technical reports.


  • Education
    • Masters / PhD in Computer Science
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Background in Computer Architecture with excellent understanding of execution models (In-order, Out-of-Order, Single Instruction Multiple
      Thread) and memory sub-system is essential.
    • Candidate should demonstrate an excellent understanding of numerical algorithms like the one found in Intel MKL, MKL-DNN libraries.
    • 0-2 years of experience in similar position.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in Machine Learning frameworks, such as, Tensoflow and Caffe would be advantageous.
  • Competences
    • Candidate must posses an excellent coding skill in C/C++.
    • Candidate should have experience and thorough understanding of computer architecture simulators, such as, Gem5, GPGPUSim, DRAMSim2 etc.


  • 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 - 30/06/2023 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: February/March 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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