Research Engineer (RE2)

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Research Engineer (RE2)

Closing Date

Friday, 30 April, 2021
Reference: 88_21_CS_GCS_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

HPC-8 is a basic research project oriented to explore novel aspects of the hardware and software stacks for high-performance architectures and systems. The trajectory of the different research teams at the Computer Sciences, with a critical mass of researchers, a holistic vision and willingness to explore new technologies and challenges, position the team as a key international leader in the HPC/BD/AI convergence, taking into account the energy efficiency requirements of the new workloads intensive in computation, data and use of AI, in an era of major changes in the HPC technologies available. On the hardware side, the project aims to 1) explore the co-design space of architectures and execution environments to go one step further in the use of AI applications to address the challenges in different scientific and engineering domains; 2) contribute to the design of new core and accelerator architectures, based on RISC-V open architectures, which allow the execution of application workflows that integrate data analytics with numerical simulations; and 3) explore the use of high performance memories, using hybrid organizations, with the capacity to give the bandwidth and latency that are required to accelerate the processing of large amounts of data, including processing near data.

Key Duties

  • To support the development of novel processor and accelerator designs at the Computer Sciences Department,
    contributing to the BSC hardware roadmap in different projects of the EuroHPC initiative.
  • Contribute with new architectural ideas in designs mentioned above.
  • Participate in the internal project meetings and in publications resulting of the project.


  • Education
    • BSc or MSc in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge and experience in the use of languages and environments for hardware system design
    • Interest in computer architecture and hardware system designs
    • Good English Level, spoken and written
  • Competences
    • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • Working independently and within a team
    • Ability to take their own initiatives, prioritize tasks and work under set deadlines
    • Critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of new and complex ideas


  • 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 - 31/12/2023
  • 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: asap

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