The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is operated by ETH Zurich and is located in Lugano, Switzerland. CSCS develops and provides key supercomputing capabilities for solving important problems in science and society. CSCS is leading an effort to develop scientific software and libraries for HPC platforms. This work involves close collaboration with domain scientists and working on cutting edge HPC technologies, to ensure that scientists will be able to fully utilize modern HPC systems. To this end, CSCS has an open position at our office at ETH in Zurich for a
Scientific Software Developer (Python)
The main role of this position is to develop Python frameworks that provide an intuitive and modern interface to high performance backends and libraries written in C++. In this way, native performance and access to GPU-accelerated HPC architectures is provided in an environment that is familiar to scientists and allows for rapid prototyping. He or she will also be required to work closely with application developers and domain scientists to gather requirements for further development. This approach will be used for a broad range of application domains, but the initial focus is on weather and climate simulation. This position is funded on a project basis, and contracts are offered for a two-year period. The position will be at ETH in Zurich, however some initial training will be in the CSCS offices in Lugano.
We are looking for candidates with a sound knowledge of computer science and enthusiasm for software development. Strong programming skills in Python are required, as well as expertise in the development of numerical or scientific simulation software. Python knowledge must include writing extensions using a language such as C++ as well as object introspection. Experience with HPC technologies, such as node-level parallelism, multi-threading or GPU acceleration is considered a plus. Domain science knowledge, for example in weather and climate, earth sciences, mathematics or physics, enables the candidate to rapidly prototype code starting from the mathematical model or reference implementations in Julia or Matlab.
You should have a Master or PhD degree. Experience with software development as part of a team, version control and release management, and portable or containerized environments is beneficial. Close collaboration with domain scientists requires taking initiative, and will benefit from strong interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate should be enthusiastic about working in an international environment, and have an excellent command of English. We value the diversity of our team and particularly encourage female candidates to apply.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and certificates of employment. Please address your application to Mrs Stephanie Frequente, CSCS Human Resources, via Trevano 131, 6900 Lugano. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. In addition we are not considering agency applicants.

For further information about CSCS please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Lucas Benedicic by email benedicic[at] (no applications).