First listed on: 07 September 2017

Supercomputing Applications Specialists

  • Technical  role in the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • Provide specialist advice and software enhancement to research groups.
  • Connect researchers to the vast opportunities afforded by the Pawsey centre infrastructure.

The Position

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre situated in Perth, Western Australia is a national world-class supercomputing and high volume data storage facility operating petascale compute and associated storage infrastructure.  The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre represents an AU$80 million investment by the Australian Federal Government, and is an unincorporated joint venture of the CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia, supported by funding from the Western Australian and Federal government. As lead agent for the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the CSIRO employs Pawsey Supercomputing Centre staff.

Pawsey’s Supercomputing Team is responsible for providing the infrastructure to fulfil the needs of the Australian research community and to engage with that community to make best use of the infrastructure.   As part of this highly skilled team of professional specialists and developers, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with researchers to assist them in exploiting the vast opportunities afforded by the infrastructure operated in the Pawsey centre to support the supercomputing needs of priority research areas such as radio astronomy and energy & resources.

Specifically you will:

  • Provide specialist advice and software enhancement to research groups, drawing on extensive expert knowledge and experience to enable their utilisation at scale of significant supercomputing resources at Pawsey.
  • Engage with new researchers, communities and disciplines with supercomputing and data-intensive computing (in conjunction with the Pawsey Data and Visualisation teams).
  • Assist research groups to integrate highly parallel codes into their workflows.
  • Undertake technical assessment of applications for computational resources through merit allocation schemes.
  • Identify suitable technologies, tools and algorithms relevant to user activities and encourage adoption so as to improve the productivity of the research community.
  • Undertake collaborative uptake projects selected through competitive merit.
  • Engage in and undertake strategic projects such as the Square Kilometre Array (where requested).
  • Assist in the development of materials such as case studies and papers demonstrating the results of supercomputing projects.
  • Identify technical areas of researcher knowledge for improvement and develop appropriate training material for delivery by members of the Supercomputing team.

Location: Kensington, Western Australia
Salary: $95K - $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 2 years
Reference: 45943

Job Requirements:

  • A postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in a scientific or computer-science discipline; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

  • Proven working knowledge of programming models OpenMP and / or MPI.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the support and development of supercomputing applications.

  • Demonstrated capacity for high-level problem solving.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skill including the ability to articulate technical concepts to a diverse range of clients.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position Details Document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more!  CSIRO Balance

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.   

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEST, Sunday 1 October 2017

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