IT Systems Engineer for HPC

Forschungszentrum Jülich - FZJ - Helmholtz Association

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre


Area of research:

IT - Computing


Job description:

Your Job:

JSC operates the modular supercomputer JUWELS, one of the largest supercomputer in Europe which will be further extended in the near future. You are joining the JUWELS administrative team and will contribute in the following areas:

Development of tools and algorithms for optimized operations of the national supercomputer JUWELS Integration of the upcoming system extension planned for 2020 Benchmarking, performance assessments and system tuning Development and operation of tools for system monitoring Problem analysis and resolution including third-level user support Evaluation of novel supercomputer architectures and cooperation with hardware and software vendors

Depending on qualification and experience a team leadership role can be offered.

Your Profile:

Master degree from a university with internationally accepted quality standards in informatics, mathematics, or a related subject Strong knowledge of Linux in the areas of installation and administration and ideally system programming and -optimization Strong knowledge in relevant script languages, in particular Bash and Python, as well as, ideally, knowledge in further relevant system programming languages (C, Go, etc.) Knowledge in C/C++ and ideally further programming languages used in HPC (Fortran) Experience with the programming and usage of supercomputers, in particular basic knowledge of MPI and OpenMP Ideally knowledge in further relevant areas: GPU computing, Batch- and workload management systems, parallel file systems like GPFS or Lustre, data centre network technologies and high-speed interconnects like InfiniBand and Omni-Path Architecture, container and virtualization technologies Willingness to contribute with talks to international conferences and participate in courses and tutorials Good command of English and preferably good knowledge of German Structured and systematic working style as well as ability for cooperative work in teams

Our Offer:

Challenging and varied work in a team of enthusiastic professionals Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere A comprehensive further training programme Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private 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 particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2019-054

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