August 2014
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From "Evana Vulinovich (Adcorp NZ)" <>
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Date Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:08:17 +1200

HPC Scientific Programmer

·         Based in Wellington, New Zealand

·         Permanent, full-time


NIWA is a leading environmental research institute and key provider of atmospheric, freshwater and marine research and consultancy services in New Zealand. The NeSI collaboration ( provides High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities to New Zealand, supporting researchers across the public research sector and private industry.


NIWA’s High Performance Computing facility (HPCF), a key component of NeSI infrastructure,  is used to support NIWA and NeSI research activities in climate,  weather, river flood, sea state, ocean, and sea-level modelling and forecasting, as well as an operational environmental forecasting system (EcoConnect).  The HPCF is expected to be replaced by a new supercomputer in the 2016/17 time frame.


We are seeking Scientific Programmers who can provide support to both NIWA and NeSI science users of the HPCF, as well as support users of the other NeSI HPCs. In this position you will be a key enabler of new scientific research directions in NZ, and assist scientists to transition from small institutional to large national HPC facilities.


Applicants should have at least ten years’ of advanced Fortran programming experience and advanced skills in scripting languages. They should also have demonstrated skills in the development and application of advanced algorithms on parallel HPC systems, of supporting/mentoring science end-users, and experience in parallel programming debugging, profiling and optimisation techniques and in the management of large Fortran and multi-language software code bases. Knowledge of key international science codes such as the Unified Model, NEMO, VASP, NAMD would be an advantage.


The positions require candidates with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment, who are well-organized and solution-oriented.

NIWA offers competitive remuneration and benefits, an attractive waterfront location with free parking and the opportunity to work in a collaborative and professional group.

A job description, online applications and further information about NIWA can be found at


Applications close on 5 September 2014.


To apply, visit,8010.html and submit your application.




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