We have an excellent opportunity for a Computational Scientist to apply their knowledge and expertise to contribute towards a variety of support, research and developmental activities within all levels of our High-Performance Computing software and hardware. This role will offer the successful candidate excellent career progression opportunities and regular access to computing platforms that only a handful of sites in the UK can offer!
Location: Reading/Basingstoke area (Potential opportunity for hybrid working)
Salary: £34,000 to £45,000 (dependent on skills and experience)
AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:
Successful candidates will gain first-hand experience of working in the vibrant field of HPC motivated by multi-physics science problems. The HPC group provides scientific computing support to the user community at AWE with significant HPC real estate at its disposal. In addition, there exists multiple small development platforms with novel architectures that are routinely used for code porting and research related activities. The role will involve interacting with code scientists and system administrators to contribute to a variety of support, research, and development activities within HPC
Our software stack varies ranging from low level machine code to high level languages such as Python and everything in between. The hardware infrastructure includes Linux workstation deployments to supercomputer blades with direct liquid cooling. Our core network infrastructures are purpose built to deal with very large data packets generated by our supercomputers that you are unlikely to find in other commercial organisations in the UK.
Providing appropriate assistance for porting specific codes to new platforms
Designing, coding, testing, installing, and maintaining software modules
Producing suitable online documentation
Interacting with vendors, universities, and US laboratories on leading-edge research
Research level investigation of advanced novel techniques for solution of multi-physics problems
Developing relevant benchmarks for assessing current and future systems
Maintaining an awareness of current and future developments in the HPC field
The successful candidate will have a degree coupled with industrial experience in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other numerate discipline (a post graduate qualification (MSc/PhD), or equivalent experience, is highly desirable).
In addition to this, candidates would benefit from having any the following:
The ability to programme in C, C++, Fortran, or a similar high-level language
Knowledge of computer architectures, in particular parallel architectures, and their applicability to running large scientific calculations
Familiarity with parallel programming concepts (including accelerators such as GPUs) and software development life cycles
An interest in processing technologies: software, hardware, and algorithms together with their use and application
Experience of using debuggers and performance analysis tools would be advantageous
Knowledge of open-source software
Experience of working in Unix/Linux environment
Ability to capture software requirements and produce appropriate implementations
Software testing experience
Familiarity with scripting languages - e.g., bash, python
Ability to write in clear and concise language on technical matters and summarise and present such material effectively
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.