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Research Software Engineer (f/m/d)

Organizational unit

Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)

Job description

The JointLab Exascale Earth System Modelling Booster (JL-ExaESM-Booster) funded by the Helmholtz Association aims at developing innovative concepts for high-resolution climate models. One of the challenges is the optimization of massive data transfers on GPU-based computer architectures using Earth System Models (ESM)

Contribute to build the next generation of simulation codes for exascale supercomputers. Tasks for this position include:

  • Porting of Parallel ESM modules to GPU architectures
  • Performance analysis of existing ESM Codes
  • Adoption of data flows in simulation to modern HPC architectures
  • Documentation and publication of results
  • Co-supervision of PhD researcher working on the same project

Starting date


Personal qualification

We look for a research software engineer with

  • you have a university degree (Diplom / (Uni) Master) in research software engineering or comparable
  • Experience in the development of high-performance computing code (MPI,Open MP, Fortran or C++) or GPU-Code (OpenACC or CUDA)
  • Strong Interest in applications in the reserach field climate and environment
  • Proven documenting, reporting and writing skills, and experience with collaborative work


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Contract duration


Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Joerg Meyer (

Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 597/2021.

Ausschreibungsnummer: 597/2021

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.


Personnel Support is provided by:
Personalservice (PSE) - Human Resources
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Phone: +49 721 608-25029,

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany