Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

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Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Monday, 16 August, 2021
Reference: 58_21_CS_SSEM_RE1
Job title: Junior 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 aim of the HEROES project is developing an innovative european software solution allowing industrial and scientific user communities to submit easily complex Simulation and ML workflows to HPC Data Centres and Cloud Infrastructures as well as being able to take informed decisions for selecting the best platform to achieve their goals in time, within budget and with the best energy efficiency. As part of this project, the EAR software will be extended to monitor and optimise workflows’ energy consumption and gather data needed to do predictions.
Key Duties
  • • EAR components analysis involved in the project
  • • Energy models and new developments for workflow monitoring and optimization
  • • Creation of documentation materials (work, ppoint) requested by the project
  • Participation in projects meetings
  • Education
    • ○ Bachelor degree or MSc in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • ● C programming
    • ● UNIX/Linux environment systems
    • ● Basic knowledge about HPC applications and execution environments
    • ● System software programming (tools and system calls)
    • ● Data analysis and algorithms for energy model and analysis
  • 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 (extensible to 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: 1/03/2021
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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