Scientific Software Developers (Python)

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is operated by ETH Zurich and its headquarters are located in Lugano, Switzerland. CSCS develops and provides key supercomputing capabilities for solving important problems in science and society. CSCS is leading an effort to develop scientific software and libraries for HPC platforms. This work involves close collaboration with domain scientists and working on cutting edge HPC technologies, to ensure that scientists will be able to fully utilize modern HPC systems. To this end, CSCS has open position at our office in Zurich.

Job description

The main role of this position is to develop tools and libraries for scientific computing. This software features Domain Specific Python frontends, code generation, and performance-portable backends for massively parallel many-core and GPU-accelerated HPC architectures. You will design and develop Python based approaches that integrate existing applications and methodologies to deliver high-productivity and interactivity in a massively parallel HPC context. She or he will work closely with application developers and domain scientists to contribute to the integration of these libraries in established simulation packages. As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will contribute to the Exascale goal of CSCS, with  the domain of weather and climate modeling. This position is funded on a project basis, and contracts are offered for a two-year period. The location is in Zurich.

Your profile

We are looking for candidates with a sound knowledge of computer science and enthusiasm for software development and productization. Strong working knowledge of Python and C++, and experience in HPC, parallel computing, or complex work-flows is required. Experience with scientific software development and engineering as part of a team is beneficial. Experience with CI/CD, containers and cloud computing is appreciated. She or he should have a Master or Ph.D. in computer science, computational science, mathematics or natural sciences. Close collaboration with domain scientists requires taking initiative and will benefit from strong interpersonal and communication skills. As an ETH employee, you should be enthusiastic about working in an international environment and have an excellent command of English. We value the diversity of our team and particularly encourage female candidates to apply.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and certificates of employment. Please address your application to Ms Stephanie Frequente, CSCS Human Resources, via Trevano 131, 6900 Lugano. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. We also do not take agency applications into consideration.

For further information about CSCS, please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Mauro Bianco by email (no applications).

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