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Advertising division: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2018-149


The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful supercomputing infrastructures in Europe and makes it available to researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany and throughout Europe. As part of this task JSC conducts various types of Research and Development, often in close collaboration with local, national and international partner institutions. One of these areas of research is energy systems modelling, an area in which JSC provides its expertise in order to enable and optimise the use of High-Performance Computing architectures. Together with researcher from the field of energy systems modelling, applications and algorithms are analysed, adapted, developed and optimized, which can then make proper use of parallel computing architectures of modern hardware. The aim is to speed up significantly the time-to-solution as well as the model complexity which can be treated.

We are looking to recruit

Scientific staff for HPC Application Support in Energy Systems Modelling

Your Job:

You will be part of a small team that is responsible for the analytics of simulation software in energy systems modelling and the support of their developers for code optimisation. Your work will include:

  • Work in the analysis of simulation-applications in energy systems modelling, in close collaboration with their developers
  • Identification of optimisation potential, with focus on architecture-specific optimisation strategies aiming at scaling and/or performance improvements
  • Suggestion of specific implementation strategies and assistance in software adaptations
  • Benchmarking on hardware prototypes and analysis of results
  • Presentation/publication of results in collaboration meetings, workshops and conferences

Your Profile:

  • Master in Mathematic-Technical Software Developer (MATSE) or equivalent degree; or university degree in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or natural science
  • Proven experience in parallel programming and the analysis of parallel applications using the paradigms Message-Passing (MPI) and/or OpenMP
  • Programming experience in at least one the following: C, C++, Fortran
  • Knowledge in the scripting language Python
  • Proven background in software development, benchmarking and application optimisation
  • Firm experience in the usage of Unix-based Operating System
  • Ability to work independently and in a team of scientists with heterogeneous backgrounds
  • Firm communication skills in English
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel

Desirable Knowledge and/or experience

  • Knowledge in energy systems modelling
  • Good command of German
  • Use of software management tools as SVN and Git
  • Experience in the support of application developers
  • Good knowledge of computer architecture and understanding of its impact on application performance

Our Offer:

  • The opportunity to be part of a challenging large-scale, multidisciplinary European Research Infrastructure project with 16 partners in 8 countries
  • A diverse range of activities in an interdisciplinary, international research and support group and a friendly work environment
  • International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • A comprehensive further training programme, including German language courses
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 2 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 26.06.2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Judith Dresen
Telefon: +49 2461 61 9700