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Research Software Engineer
Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island
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Date Posted 05/23/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Research Software Engineer

Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV)

Computing & Information Services

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) is responsible for providing high level support for Brown researchers and their collaborators. The RSE is responsible for keeping up-to-date knowledge and understanding of best practices needed to take full advantage of the University’s high performance computing (HPC) resources and external resources such as XSEDE and other leadership class facilities. This includes recommending algorithmic, software and hardware solutions, and designing, debugging and maintaining domain specific scientific applications. The Research Software Engineer is also responsible for helping users adapt to a production shared resource, its scheduling system, and its high performance data storage systems. This position is also expected to contribute to outreach activities to promote CCV and produce and present workshops and technical presentations in support of CCV activities. Other responsibilities include providing parallel coding support, adapting serial codes to effectively use CCV resources and acting as a consultant for Advanced Research Computing.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background:

  • An advanced science degree with strong computational emphasis (exceptional undergraduate work or experience may be an acceptable substitute)

  • Advanced knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting

  • Experience building, installing and maintaining open source software

  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills

  • Experience with distributed parallel computing architectures and software systems

  • High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong analytical ability

  • Demonstrates a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

Desirable Qualifications

Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • Experience with parallel programming models (e.g., use of OpenMP, MPI, CUDA)

  • Experience with GPU computing

  • Experience with MATLAB,R, Python

  • Experience with HPC administration

  • Experience with parallelization of serial computational applications

  • Experience with cloud computing software and services

  • Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains

  • Mentoring experience, especially in research

  • Experience in multiple scientific disciplines

  • Teaching experience

  • Previous HPC center support experience

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/180-George-Street/Research-Software-Engineer_REQ164152

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu)

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/

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