The German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) is the central simulation and data processing facility for the German climate and Earth System modelling community and is one of the leading facilities in this area. DKRZ not only operates supercomputers in the highest performance class and one of the largest data and archive systems worldwide, we also participate in many national and international projects aiming to improve the software and infrastructure for climate modelling.

Currently, we are offering a position as

Research Software Engineer (all genders) for HPC/GPU-programming

Tasks / Profile

DKRZ contributes to the development of the next generation of high-resolution Earth-system models that will enable a better understanding and mitigation of climate change. These models will be deployed on state-of-the-art supercomputers throughout Europe (like LUMI and JUPITER in the near future) and need a continous optimisation to make best use of latest GPU technology.

Qualifications / Experiences

  • An academic degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Computational Physics or Engineering or related fields with strong relation to scientific computing
  • Strong interest and experience in high-performance computing, including at least MPI/OpenMP; GPU programming skills are desired
  • Knowledge in programming and modern software engineering based on C/C++ and/or Fortran
  • English is often our working language, so good knowledge is an advantage
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly in a fast-paced, evolving environment

Employment conditions

We offer work in interdisciplinary teams and excellent connections to national and international research networks. In addition to specific implementation and support requirements from our project partners, your work will be characterised by the freedom to work creatively at the interface between applied computer science and the development of scientific applications. Participation in international conferences, project meetings and hackathons enables further training and presentation of your own results.

We are based in Hamburg, but want to create a suitable working environment by offering flexible working hours and location (up to 100% work from home within Germany). Remuneration will be based on the candidate's qualifications according to TVöD-Bund E13/E14. You can start immediately, but also different dates can be arranged individually. The position is funded by Destination Earth (a European Union funded initiative) and is initially limited to two years.

If you are interested, you are encouraged to compile a single PDF document containing a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and any additional supporting material (such as professional references). Applications must quote the reference DKRZ-09_2024 and be sent to YmV3ZXJidW5nZW5AZGtyei5kZQ==

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by 19 May 2024.

Questions? Dr. Hendryk Bockelmann (Ym9ja2VsbWFubkBka3J6LmRl) will be happy to answer them in advance.

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH
20146 Hamburg