Computer Scientist / Software Engineer / Physicist for High-throughput Data Workflows/GPUs (m/f/d)

Alfred Wegener Institute
June 07, 2023
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Computer Scientist / Software Engineer / Physicist for High-throughput Data

Workflows/GPUs (m/f/d)

Background The High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Processing group at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research has a project position available as part of the ongoing development of HPC support. The position involves 2nd level support for HPC users during the multi-year implementation phase of the new HPC system "Albedo".


  • User support of typical problems (bash, slurm, etc.)
  • Installation, deployment, configuration and documentation of scientific software and libraries
  • Introducing the users to the new load balancing incl. special nodes, configuring the scheduler to optimize the usage of different application areas
  • Supporting scientists in the use of GPUs for their codes
  • Communication of the solutions with all relevant working groups in AWI
  • Requirements

  • Master`s degree in computer science / physics / mathematics or other relevant mathematical/scientific subject
  • Very good knowledge of

  • Linux operating systems
  • Shell programming (bash, sed, awk, grep, etc.)
  • Workload Managers (SLURM)
  • English spoken and written
  • Good knowledge in

  • Fortran, C/C++ and GPU/CUDA compiler, as well as autotools, CMake
  • Knowledge of at least one standard software (python, R, matlab)
  • Version control systems (Git) and ticket system (Jira)
  • Desirable skills and knowledge

  • Working with the Spack Package Manager
  • Use cases for GPUs in the HPC area
  • Performance measurements (benchmarking) of codes and file systems
  • Further Information

    Please contact Prof. Dr. Stephan Frickenhaus (stephan.[email protected]; +49(471)4831-1179) for further information.

    This is a full-time position, limited to 31st of December 2025. It is also suitable for part-time employment.The salary will be paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.

    The AWI is characterised by

  • our scientific success - excellent research
  • collaboration and cooperation - intra-institute, national and international, interdisciplinary
  • opportunities to develop – on the job and towards other positions
  • an international environment – everyday contacts with people from all over the world
  • flexible working hours and the possibility of mobile working up to 50% of regular working hours
  • Health promotion and company fitness with qualitrain
  • support services and a culture of reconciling work and family
  • Occupational pension provision (VBL)
  • Jobticket
  • Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy. The AWI aims to increase the number of employees who are women, and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

    Applicants with disabilities will be given preference when equal qualifications are present.

    The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family in various ways and has received a number of awards as a result of this engagement.

    We look forward to your application!

    Please submit your application by June 07 th 2023, exclusively online. Reference number: 23/93/G/RZ-b


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