High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS)Stuttgart
The High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is the first German supercomputing center and a
founding member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing. HLRS operates one of the fastest supercomputing
systems worldwide, offering services as well as support in the domain of high-performance computing (HPC)
to researchers from academia and industry. HLRS is one of the world‘s leading research institutes in the area
of supercomputing, data analytics and cloud computing, and participates in the cluster of excellence on
simulation technologies. Accordingly, HLRS targets innovative research and solution-centric technology
development through award-winning national and international projects.
For the development of cutting-edge solutions to federate and interconnect High Performance Computing
Centers in Europe, we offer several vacant positions as
in the European research project FORTISSIMO 2 (www.fortissimo-project.eu). The position also includes the
possibility to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD), an opportunity explicitly supported by HLRS.
The applicant will become a member of the department „Service Management and Business Processes“
(SANE), working as part of an international team focusing on the interface between the supercomputers of
European data centers and their customers. Specifically, the software developer will help to develop methods
for optimized resource management which will be provided through a web-based portal designed to simplify
access to supercomputers.
The SANE department combines research with agile management methods, meaning that teaching and
student supervision are not parts of daily business.
A university degree, ideally in the area of computer sciences or a related field
Strong focus on proactivity, the ability to work in a team, and creativity
Good programming skills in at least one high-level programming language such as Java, Python, or
Good command of Linux-based environments
Good language skills in English
IDEAL CANDIDATES ADDITIONALLY OFFER
Conceptual thinking and a solution-oriented way of working
Good knowledge in using programming and design tools
Experience in defining software interfaces and their implementation
Good understanding of service-oriented architectures (SOA)
Basic knowledge in the supercomputing domain (simulations, parallel applications, or batch job
A pleasant working atmosphere in a highly motivated team
Training and courses to develop and improve personal skills
A wide range of sports activities offered by the University of Stuttgart
The social benefits of the public services
The duration of the employment is limited for the project. The contracts are restricted according to the
Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG), although HLRS typically advocates for a contract extension.
You can apply to the position with a comprehensive application to the following addresses until 23.04.2018:
Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart, c/o Agnes Lampke, Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart or with an
email with the reference number HLRS_01_2018 in the subject line and only PDF files as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to strengthen the presence of female workers in the scientific areas, the University of Stuttgart
invites women to apply for this vacancy. Full-time positions may be turned into part-time positions. Disabled
applicants will have priority as long as equally qualified. The recruitment process will be conducted by the
central administration department (Rektoramt).
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