Junior Research Engineer (RE1) | (JA-524)

Junior Research Engineer (RE1) | (JA-524)

11 jun
Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

11 jun

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)


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Junior Research Engineer (RE1)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 16 June, 2021

Reference: 181_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

In the context of an internal BSC-LENOVO project, we are developing an energy management framework offering energy

monitoring, control, and optimization. Energy monitoring allows system administrators to have a deep knowledge about the

system behavior in terms of hardware and applications execution. EAR provides joined information, nodes and

applications, for a better understanding. From the point of view of energy control, EAR offers the mechanism to monitor

and limit the maximum energy consumption for a given period. Finally, EAR offers a runtime library for energy/power

optimization targeted to MPI+OpenMP jobs.

Key Duties

- Development and evaluation of specific components for the runtime library and the rest of the EAR components

- Implementation and evaluation of strategies for energy optimization for CPU-GPU architectures

- Participate in the internal project meetings

- Participate in publications resulting of the project and attendance to project meetings or demonstrations if required


- Education

- Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline

- Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

- Software computing skills. Experience on C programming languages, and development tools such as Makefiles or automake

- Skills on parallel programming. Basic experience on MPI, OpenMP programming models will be valued and mostly CUDA programming

- Experience with UNIX/LINUX environments

- 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


- 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 - 30/04/2022 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: 1/08/2021

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.

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