HPC Workflows Engineer (RE1)

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Within the Computational Earth Sciences group, the selected candidate will be part of the Models and Workflows team to develop software to run modeling experiments in Pre-Exascale High-Performance Computing facilities.

The Models and Workflows team (MWT) studies and develops essential frameworks and tools to efficiently run modeling experiments on HPC facilities. It is a growing team of a dozen members with intense collaboration with the Performance and Data teams and scientific groups.

The candidate will be part of an international workgroup developing modeling workflows for state-of-the-art Digital Twins. These workflows will preferably run with the Autosubmit workflow orchestrator, developed by the same team, and scale within top-notch EuroHPC Pre-Exascale systems.


Key Duties

  • Develop workflow scripts and libraries to execute Earth models on state-of-the-art HPCs.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of automated tests.
  • Work within an Agile framework, attend project meetings and contribute to writing project reports.
  • Contribute to the porting and testing of state-of-the-art Digital Twins to Pre-Exascale systems.


  • Education
    • Having a Bachelor in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Physics or related discipline.
    • Having a Master’s degree will be valued.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Good development skills and experience with UNIX/LINUX environments.
    • Experience in Python programming and/or scripting languages (Bash).
    • Experience in version control in a collaborative environment, including SVN or Git.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Understanding of HPC computer architecture issues, including CPU, accelerators, memory, interconnect, parallel I/O, and computational performance in general.
    • Experience with coding and documentation best practices and standards.
    • Troubleshooting and debugging skills.
    • Previous experience in a scientific area related to the research position will be appreciated.
    • The BSC Earth Sciences department is an international and interdisciplinary environment, so the candidate must be fluent in English and have good written and verbal skills.
  • Competences
    • Earth system models are sophisticated tools and High-Performance Computers are complex systems. The candidate needs to have excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude to address new challenges and perfect the current solutions so they gain reliability and efficiency.
    • This is a specialized position so the successful candidate is expected to have a demonstrated learning capacity and the motivation to maintain a learning progression during the contract.
    • The candidate will work for an international collaborative project, so it is mandatory to be able to fulfill schedules and coordinate with members from other institutions, as well as disseminate the advances in international workshops.


  • The position will be located at BSC within the Earth Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: ASAP

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  Application Deadline
Nov 30, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

  Employment Type
Full time