Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

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Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Reference: 59_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 REGALE project is to define an open architecture, build a prototype system and incorporate in this system appropriate sophistication in order to equip supercomputing systems with the mechanisms and policies for effective resource utilization and execution of complex applications. The REGALE architecture and prototype will be co-designed considering both state-of-the-art and next generation HPC applications, maximizing in this way its applicability. One of the tasks if the porting of some components of the EAR software to this open architecture. The candidate will be the responsible of the porting of the EAR components involved in this use case. The candidate will be also involved in the EAR project in general. This porting will be done under the supervision of the EAR project leader and other members in the EAR team.

Key Duties

  • • EAR components analysis involved in the project
  • • Modifications of EAR components involved in the REGALE architecture
  • • 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)
  • 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 3 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: 1/04/2021

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.
This position is reserved for candidates who meet the requirements and have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%. In case there are no applicants with disabilities that meet the requirements, the rest of the candidates without declared disability will be evaluated.

Application Form

Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CV
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Please, upload your CV document using the following name structure: Name_Surname_CoverLetter
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** Consider that the information provided in relation to gender and nationality will be used solely for statistical purposes.