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[Met-jobs] Barcelona Supercomputing Center: new vacancy Earth Sciences Support Engineer

From "Emanuele Zanchi" <>
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Date Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:29:51 +0200

Dear all,


At the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Spanish National Center of Supercomputing we are looking for Support Engineer that will join our Earth Sciences Department. If interested, have a look to the details of our vacancy below:


About BSC


BSC-CNS (Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación) is the National Supercomputing Facility in Spain and manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With this aim, special dedication has been taken to areas such as Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Computational Applications in Science and Engineering



Context and Mission of the role


Within the Earth Sciences Department of Barcelona Supercomputing Center, led by Prof Francisco Doblas-Reyes, the climate prediction group aims at developing a climate prediction capability for time scales ranging from a few weeks to a few decades into the future (sub-seasonal to decadal climate prediction) and from regional to global scales. In the framework of the H2020 PRIMAVERA project, this will deliver novel, advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity.  The successful applicant will join the Computational Earth Sciences group to provide technical support for other researchers and develop scripts to adapt climate models to the needs of the department. This work will be carried out interacting closely with the climate prediction group


The applicant will provide technical support for both computational and climate engineers and researchers to run experiments using shell scripts and workflow tools. Hence, special emphasis will be placed to make the scripts flexible and robust, as well as efficient from a computational point of view. 




  • Education
  •  Having a Bachelor in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Physics or related discipline


  • Knowledge and professional experience
  • Excellent computing skills in high-level computer languages (especially FORTRAN and C/C++) and experience with UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting languages (bash, Python,etc)
  • Excellent programming skills to manage big and collaborative projects and experience with git and SVN
  • Basic knowledge of climate data formats (GRIB, NetCDF) and data dissemination technologies (e.g. ESGF, OPeNDAP)
  • Previous experience in a scientific area related to the position, in particular climate or ocean modeling
  • Previous experience in scientific software and tools (R, CDO, Python Numpy and Scipy, etc)
  • Previous experience in HPC architecture and parallel programming (multi-threaded applications) will be valued
  • Computer programming experience related to solving scientific computing problems involving the handling of very large projects




More info and applications at:



Emanuele Zanchi

Human Resources

Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación




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