Open Positions

We are looking for new collaborators for the following positions:

Scientific C++ Software Developer

CSCS is leading an effort to develop scientific software and libraries for HPC platforms. This work involves close collaboration with domain scientists and working on cutting edge HPC technologies, to ensure that scientists will be able to fully utilize modern HPC systems. To this end, CSCS is has an open position at our office at ETH in Zurich for a Scientific C++ Software Developer.

The main role of this position is to develop software libraries for scientific computing, specifically performance-portable C++ libraries for many-core and GPU-accelerated HPC architectures. He or she will also be required to work closely with application developers and domain scientists to integrate these libraries into applications. The broad range of application domains includes molecular dynamics, electronic structure theory, neuroscience, fluid dynamics, geophysics, and weather and climate. This position is funded on a project basis, and contracts are offered for a two-year period. The position will be at ETH in Zurich, with occasional travel to the CSCS offices in Lugano.

We are looking for candidates with a sound knowledge of computer science and enthusiasm for software development. Strong working knowledge of C++, our main development language, along with experience in performance modeling, massively parallel MPI-based software, or CUDA programming is required. Close collaboration with domain scientists requires taking initiative, and will benefit from strong interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates should have a Master or Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related scientific discipline. The candidate should be enthusiastic about working in an international environment, and have an excellent command of English. Candidates preferably have experience with a wide range of HPC technologies such as GPUs, SIMD, multi-core and distributed systems, along with language and library solutions for such systems (e.g. vector intrinsics, CUDA, MPI, OpenMP, threading or task based runtimes). Experience with scientific software development as part of a team, version control and release management, integration and unit testing, or software engineering is beneficial. A good understanding of mathematics or expertise in an application domain is an advantage.

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Computational Scientist

In this demanding role you will have the opportunity to work together with domain scientists enabling them on the European Tier-0-systems. You will contribute with your expertise to address application scaling by gradually improving performance and parallelization. You will be able to use your knowledge of HPC and accelerators (GPU, Xeon Phi) to provide first and second level support for our portfolio of scientific application and libraries. The positions are funded by a project, the initial contract will be for 2 years. The positions will be at CSCS in Lugano.

You have a PhD in computational science, or a related scientific discipline. You are the perfect match for this position if you have a sound knowledge of HPC applications, enthusiasm for software optimization and for supporting users on Tier-0 systems. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential alongside the ability to collaborate with peers and research teams. Your excellent command of spoken and written English (our official working language) and enthusiasm for working in an international environment helps you fulfilling your goals. You have experience with HPC technologies such as GPUs, multi-core and distributed systems, along with CUDA, MPI, OpenMP. Experience in supporting users and optimizing existing scientific software and in C++ and Python are expected.

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