Open Positions

We are looking for new collaborators for the following positions:

Group Lead for the Network, Security, and Central Services Team

To reinforce our dynamic and multi-cultural team we are looking for a Group Lead for the Network, Security, and Central Services Team.

The vacancy is within the High Performance Computing (HPC) Operations unit, which is responsible for the management of multiple HPC systems such as a Cray XC50, various InfiniBand clusters, as well as a multi-Petabytes high-performance site-wide storage infrastructure. CSCS was Switzerland's first service provider for the scientific community to offer a high-performance, 100 gigabit per second network connection. The center is in the process of offering a new service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, which is based on OpenStack technology. A key responsibility of the Group lead will be to manage a team of network, security and system engineers, who are in charge of CSCS data center and office network infrastructure, security, firewall and central services including authentication and authorization. The candidate must be able to set priorities, set and assign work plans, develop and enforce IT policies, and interact closely with CSCS customers. The group lead reports directly to the Head of HPC Operations section and will be part of the HPC operations leadership team.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a university degree in science or engineering (or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience) and must have demonstrated experience of over 5 years in combining knowledge of networking including software defined networking, security and authentication and authorization technologies within a data center environment. An ideal candidate must be keen on deploying latest technologies into production facilitating scientists in solving critical problems. Experience in procuring, managing and supporting mission-oriented solutions for customers will be considered a plus. Demonstrated experience in managing teams and projects, and in organising delivery of networking and security services on time and on budget is highly desirable for this position. The candidate is expected to collaborate and contribute to Swiss, European and International projects in the areas of networking, security and identity management. Our preferred candidate will have strong leadership and networking skills, and be a clear communicator who can think creatively in solving technical problems as well as organisational issues. We are looking for a leader with sound interpersonal and communication skills, who is fluent in English. Knowledge of Italian, German and/or French would be 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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