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    Scientific Software Developer at CSCS - Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (Zürich, Switzerland)
    CSCS - Swiss National Supercomputing Centre Employer
    Zürich, Switzerland
    Job Type
    Job Location
    Full Time
    Zürich, Switzerland

    Job Description:

    Do you have a passion for writing quality software and for scientific research?

    If you do, our team is looking for developers of scientific software and libraries that help scientists to fully utilize modern HPC systems.

    We are a growing team of 20 passionate software developers who love writing stable, performance-portable, scientific software in an agile environment.

    We have modern offices situated at both the ETH Hönggerberg Campus in Zurich, and on the sunny side of Switzerland in Lugano. We have vacancies in both locations – the choice is yours!

    What projects will I work on?

    We have multiple open positions, to work on different projects. At CSCS your work will involve long term projects of at least one year in duration. Projects involve either close collaboration with a scientific collaborator, or work in small internal team working on software for use across multiple projects.

    Some of the projects that you might be working on include:

    • Template meta-programming and domain specific languages to accelerate climate and weather codes on accelerated architectures.

    • Quantum chemical and material science applications used for the prediction of novel materials.

    • Optimising and wrapping sparse linear algebra and mesh codes for our finite element and finite volume users.

    • Combining low-level optimization with task-based parallelism at extreme scale to perform fast linear algebra on the world's largest systems.

    • Communication-avoiding parallel algorithms

    Let us know if any of these catch your eye, and why you are the right person to work on them in your cover letter!


    • Master or Ph.D. in computer science, computational science, mathematics or natural sciences

    • Mathematical or domain science knowledge

    • Great C++ skills

    • Expertise in the development of numerical or scientific simulation software

    • Experience with version control and unit testing

    Nice to have

    • Experience with Python for numerical simulations

    • Release management experience

    • Domain specific knowledge in materials science, weather and climate or linear algebra

    • Experience with performance modeling

    Who you will be working with

    We use GitHub for our projects whenever possible. Have a look at some of the projects to which we contribute to get an idea about our work:

    • Arbor (neuroscience)

    • SIRIUS (material science)

    • HPX (task-based runtimes)

    You can also look at the profiles of some of our team: Mikael Simberg, Nora Abi Akar, Sam Yates, Ben Cumming, John Biddiscombe, and Hannes Vogt.

    More information on CSCS's vacancies

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    Skills required:


    Flexible Hours
    Letter of Recommendation
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