Senior Research Software Engineer

University of Cambridge

Closing date 11 September 2020

The successful applicant will join a growing team working on optimizing and improving world leading advanced scientific software applications which power world leading research in areas such as astronomy, particle physics, medical imaging, genomics and materials chemistry using current and next generation supercomputing technologies. A key aspect of this role is your enthusiasm to develop new skills, hone your existing skills and be comfortable mentoring and supervising more junior colleagues.

The Research Computing Service runs the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the Cambridge Service for Data-Driven Discovery, a multi-million pound system comprised of a range of cutting-edge hardware. The system, currently undergoing an upgrade, will have more than 60,000 Intel x86 cores, 300 Intel Xeon Phis and over 600 Nvidia GPUs.

The successful candidate will have a MSc or PhD degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or significant relevant experience. Experience writing and maintaining high-performance application code, with significant experience of the key languages commonly used in scientific computing such as C, C++ (preferred), Fortran or Python. Experience with the frameworks used to exploit large, modern parallel computers such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenACC or PGAS is highly desirable.

Experience or knowledge in the areas of machine learning and data science would also be a plus.

As the role holder will work with a large range of partners and stakeholders, good organisational and excellent communication skills are key to the success of this role.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

For queries regarding this post please contact Oz Parchment: The closing date for applications is Friday 11 September 2020.

It is intended that interviews will be held at the end of September 2020.

Please quote reference VC23787 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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