- Research Experience
- Cloud Computing
Research Software Engineer
Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV)
Computing and Information Services
The Research Software Engineer (RSE) is responsible for providing high level support for Brown researchers and their collaborators. The RSE is responsible for keeping up-to-date knowledge and understanding of best practices needed to take full advantage of the University’s high performance computing (HPC) resources and external resources such as XSEDE and other leadership class facilities. This includes recommending algorithmic, software and hardware solutions, and designing, debugging and maintaining domain specific scientific applications. The Research Software Engineer is also responsible for helping users adapt to a production shared resource, its scheduling system, and its high performance data storage systems. This position is also expected to contribute to outreach activities to promote CCV and produce and present workshops and technical presentations in support of CCV activities. Other responsibilities include providing parallel coding support, adapting serial codes to effectively use CCV resources and acting as a consultant for Advanced Research Computing.
The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background:
An advanced science degree with strong computational emphasis (exceptional undergraduate work or experience may be an acceptable substitute)
Advanced knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting
Experience building , installing and maintaining open source software
Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
Experience with distributed parallel computing architectures and software systems
High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
Demonstrates a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:
Experience with parallel programming models (e.g., use of OpenMP, MPI, CUDA)
Experience with GPU computing
Experience with MATLAB,R, Python
Experience with HPC administration
Experience with parallelization of serial computational applications
Experience with cloud computing software and services
Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains
Mentoring experience, especially in research
Experience in multiple scientific disciplines
Previous HPC center support experience
Successful completion of a criminal background check and education is required.
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