HPC Software Developer

  • Job Reference: R11351
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2023
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £33,000 to £460,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Would you like to work on an industry leading high-performance computing platform? An opportunity is now available for a High Performance Computing Software Developer to provide computer science support, through development and deployment of software techniques and solutions.

High Performance Computing (HPC) Software Developer

Location - Reading area

Package - £33,000-£46,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 28th September 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing appropriate assistance for porting specific codes to new platforms
  • Design, coding, testing, installation and maintenance of software modules
  • Production of 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
  • Development of relevant benchmarks for assessing current and future systems
  • Maintaining an awareness of current and future developments in the HPC field

Whilst not to be considered a checklist, we are interested in hearing from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in several of the following areas:

  • 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 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
  • A Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or other numerate discipline (a post graduate qualification (MSc/PhD) is desirable)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain security clearance for the role.