Deadline for applications:

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019


Software Engineer

Research area or group: Theory and Simulation Group

Description of Group/Project: The Theory and Simulation Group at ICN2 is offering a software engineer position to work on an interdisciplinary project, developed by ICN2 and BSC-CNS on cutting edge HPC applications. Specifically, the contract is tied to a European Project (the MaX Center of Excellence on Materials Design at the eXascale ( and will be temporary.

Main Tasks and responsibilities: The candidate will work on the optimization and porting to high-performance hardware of SIESTA ( one of the most popular Open Source software for materials science. The candidate will work in close cooperation with the core developers of the code.

  • Develop and optimize code using state-of-the-art programming models and distributed paradigms.
  • Explore the behaviour of the applications on new emerging HPC hardware.
  • Coordinate work with other developers of the software.

Research Career Profile (According to the European Framework for Research Careers): R1 First Stage Researcher - Software Engineer

Summary of conditions:

  • Full-time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: up to 24 months.
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: As soon as possible.

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: December 10, 2019.

For submitting the application, please refer to