Job opportunity at LRZ: Scientific Computing Expert

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Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (Leibniz-Rechenzentrum, LRZ) is part of
 the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Bayerische Akademie
 der Wissenschaften). LRZ is a central site for large scale data
 archiving and backup. It is an active player in the area of high
 performance computing for over 20 years and provides computing power on
 several different levels. It offers its services to universities in
 Germany and to publicly funded research institutions, like Max-Planck
 and Helmholtz Institutes. LRZ is currently preparing the installation
 of its new high-end system (SuperMUC) with a peak performance of 3
 PetaFlop/s and more than 150,000 cores. When SuperMUC goes into
 operation it will be a world-leading platform for accelerating open
 scientific discovery.
 For the support of the users and applications on the new system LRZ is
 looking for
                      Scientific Computing Experts                      
 The positions are available immediately. Applications will be accepted
 until March 31st, 2012.
 Required experience and skills
   * PhD or university (post) graduate degree, diploma, master's degree
     or equivalent in a scientifically oriented subject (computational
     science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences etc.)
   * Good HPC skills, a broad knowledge of massively parallel
     high-performance algorithms, programming languages and libraries as
     well as performance analysis tools.
   * Initiative, capacity for teamwork, and creativity.
   * Good oral presentation and writing skills in German and English
 Preferred Experiences
   * Experience with large-scale parallel application development,
     debugging and performance tuning
   * Demonstrated ability to lead scientific and technical efforts in
   * Experience in managing scientific projects and/or teams
   * Perform work in the application support team
   * Optimization, scaling and performance improvement of strategic
     large-scale applications
   * Performance analysis and benchmarking
   * Identification and solution of user problems
   * Keeping contact with scientific stakeholders and users
   * Promotion and organization of scientific outreach activities
     through presentations and providing written materials
   * Purchasing and maintaining third party applications and tools
   * Writing of reports, grant applications, and documentation
   * Stimulation of new developments in HPC
 Due to its state-of-the-art computing facilities and its proximity to
 the Munich universities, LRZ offers a very stimulating and innovative
 environment. Progressive policies such as flexible working hours
 support the combination of work and family life.
 We offer a pleasant and easygoing work environment in an
 internationally recognized HPC team with many years of experience that
 you can draw on for support, while also having ample opportunity to
 work independently and follow individual preferences.
 Salary is determined by the German trade agreement for public service
 "Tarifvertrag fuer den oeffentlichen Dienst der Laender" (TV-L.). The
 position is time-limited, initially, to two years with the expectation
 of prolongation. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
 Severely disabled persons will be hired preferentially over others with
 equal qualifications. Due to export control of supercomputers
 restrictions for nationality may apply. For further information please
 Dr. Matthias Brehm
 Group Leader HPC
 Phone: +49 89 35831 8779
 Submission of your application via email is preferred. Please submit it
 with resume/C.V., certificates, reports and letters of recommendation
 Leibniz Supercomputing Centre
 Mrs. Hannelore Apel
 Keyword: HPC-Experts 2012/01
 Boltzmannstr. 1
 85748 Garching near Munich

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