NERSC at Berkeley Lab is looking for a Computer Systems Engineer
The incumbent will contribute to ongoing group efforts to develop a complete understanding of the issues that lead to improved application and computer system performance on extreme-scale advanced architectures. Contribute to efforts for NERSC in evaluating existing and emerging High Performance Computing (HPC) systems by analyzing the performance characteristics upcoming accelerator technologies with a particular emphasis on C++ programming. This position requires knowledge of HPC applications and C++, with a particular focus on understanding the implications of accelerator computing technology for future scientific computing applications.
The Engineer will:
Contribute to benchmarking and research activities at NERSC as an active part of the ATG group.
Profile the applications to identify architectural and algorithmic bottlenecks with a particular emphasis on emerging multicore and manycore effects.
Prepare timely reports, papers, and lectures describing significant results for dissemination within NERSC and throughout the broader HPC research community.
Produce technical reports and formal papers to document results.
May participate in the performance analysis of novel algorithms and programming models.
Experience in software development in scientific or numerical computing.
Minimum 3 years of C++ programming for High Performance Computing
Detailed understanding of state-of-the-art tools used to program, profile, and debug codes using C, C++, and/or Fortran 77/90 code.
Experience in the UNIX operating system environment and writing/maintaining large programs using C++, C,and/or Fortran.
Experience developing and analyzing applications.
Knowledge and understanding of computer architecture concepts and principles.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Use of script languages and system utilities such as configure, Perl, UNIX shell scripts, and "make."
This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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