Scientific Software Developer

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is operated by ETH Zurich and its headquarters are 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. At the moment CSCS has an open position at our office in Zurich.

Job description

We are looking for candidates with a sound knowledge of computer science and enthusiasm for software development and productization. Strong working knowledge of C++, our main development language, as well as expertise in the development of numerical or scientific simulation software in an HPC environment are required. Experience with modern HPC technologies, such as CI/CD, containers and cloud computing is considered a strong point. Experience with scientific software development and engineering as part of a team is beneficial. Domain science knowledge complemented by experience in Python or Fortran is beneficial. She or he should have a Master or Ph.D. in computer science, computational science, mathematics or natural sciences. Close collaboration with domain scientists requires taking initiative and will benefit from strong interpersonal and communication skills. As an ETH employee, you 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.

Your profile

  • Master or Ph.D. in computer science, computational science, mathematics or natural sciences
  • Strong working knowledge of C++
  • Fluent English

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and certificates of employment. Please address your application to Ms 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.

For further information about CSCS please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Anton Kozhevnikov by email (no applications).

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