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Universität Stuttgart | Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart

Performance Engineer (m/f/d) for HPC, Edge and Cloud Systems (TV-L 13)

  • Online seit 19.02.2021
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The High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) is the first national supercomputing center in Germany. Hosting one of the fastest supercomputing systems worldwide, it offers services and support in the area of High Performance Computing to users from academia, research and industry. Additionally, HLRS is one of the world leading institutions in the research fields of supercomputing, grids and cloud computing and participates in the cluster of excellence on simulation technologies. HLRS as a central unit of Stuttgart University is heavily active in research on new technologies and solutions in national and international projects, participating in a high number of funded research activities.

For the development of new solutions and support services for acceleration and energy efficiency at the edge and cloud and high performance computing systems, we offer a vacant position as

Performance  Engineer (m/f/d)
for HPC, Edge and Cloud Systems (TV-L 13)

within the European research project SERRANO. The project intents the definition and development of an intent-based paradigm of operating federated infrastructures consisting of edge, cloud and HPC resources. As performance engineer you will provide application developers and  infrastructure  operators  with  tools  that (i) help to increase the performance  of workload processing under real-, or run-time requirements under maximum affordable error in cloud and edge and develop (ii) a framework that will assist developers in incorporating the performance and power model functionality into the design and programming of their data- and computationally intensive digital services on the SERRANO platform.

The contracts are restricted according to German law (WissZeitVG) and are limited to the project duration.

The position also includes the possibility to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD), an opportunity explicitly supported by HLRS.

Your responsibilities:

The candidate will become a member of the department “Numerical Methods & Libraries” and will work in an international team on analyzing and improving efficiency of applications and systems (i.e. increasing the energy efficiency of  use of hardware resources) on leading edge, cloud and High Performance Computing systems. In order to do so, you will closely cooperate with the application owners and users from the scientific and industrial area. You will bring in your knowledge and expertise in conceptual, practical implementations as well as technical skills targeting innovative solutions.


Candidates need to have:

  • A university degree, ideally in the area of engineering with a focus on computer science and global system sciences.
  • Strong focus on creativity, proactivity, positive solutions and continuous improvement as well as conceptual thinking
  • Knowledge of modern hardware architecture
  • Good experience in Linux-based environments
  • Good programming skills in at least one higher-order programming language (Fortran, C, C++)
  • Experience in Parallel Programming (OMP, MPI)
  • Good language skills in English

Ideal candidates additionally have:

  • Knowledge in the optimization target fields: algorithmic efficiency, sequential and parallel efficiency, energy efficiency
  • Knowledge of modern distributed hardware architectures
  • Experience in the usage of profiling tools and application benchmarking
  • Experience in workflow management, and application monitoring
  • At least basic knowledge of the German language

We offer:

  • A professional working environment in a highly motivated team
  • Work with established partners from the industry
  • Opportunities of courses and trainings and training on the job
  • A wide range of sports activities at the University of Stuttgart
  • The social benefits of the public service
  • Salary and the working conditions based on a collective labor agreement (TV-L)

Your application:

The application deadline for this position is March 7th, 2021. To apply, please send a comprehensive application either by mail to Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart, c/o Agnes Lampke, Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart, or by email to bewerbungen@hlrs.de. An electronic application is preferred. When submitting your application electronically please include the number of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email, and attach all documents as one PDF file.

In an effort to strengthen the presence of women in scientific fields, the University of Stuttgart encourages women to apply for our job openings. It may be possible to convert full-time positions into part-time positions. Applicants with disabilities also have priority if their qualifications are equal to those of other applicants. The recruitment process will take place through the central administration department (Rektoramt) of the University of Stuttgart.

Information regarding the handling of applicant data in accordance with Art. 13 DS-GVO can be found at: www.uni-stuttgart.de/datenschutz/bewerbung/.




Art der Beschäftigung
Nach Vereinbarung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
Nach Vereinbarung
TV-L 13
Sonntag, 07. März 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universität Stuttgart
Institut / Einrichtung
Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart
Nobelstrasse 19
70569 Stuttgart, Deutschland
Frau Agnes Lampke


Frau Agnes Lampke



Universität Stuttgart | Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart


Nobelstrasse 19
70569 Stuttgart