Research Engineer – HPC memory systems (RE1)

Context And Mission

The Memory systems team[1] from the Computer Science Department at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center[2] is offering a full-time research engineer position. The researcher will work on the project that explores
advanced memory systems (HBM, DDR4/5, memory over CXL) for high-performance computing (HPC). We strongly encourage the application of candidates who are interested in a close collaboration with industry and contact with cutting edge technology developers.



Key Duties

Profiling and performance modeling of HPC applications running on high-end servers with advanced memory systems: HBM, DDR4/5, CXL memory expanders.
Exploration of Processing in Memory for HPC and AI applications.
Prototyping of industrial products and tools.
Close interaction and reporting to industrial partners.


- BSc, MSc or PhD in Computer Science

Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
- Knowledge of computer architecture
- Experience with Unix/Linux environments
- Experience with profiling tools: Hardware counters, PAPI interface
- Programming languages (C/C++, Python)

Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
- Understanding of memory systems and memory technologies (e.g. DRAM, HBM) is a plus
- Experience with hardware/system simulators (e.g. ZSim, Gem5, Ramulator, DRAMsim3) is a plus
- Fluency in English is essential

- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to take initiative


The position will be located at BSC within the Computer Sciences Department
We offer a full-time contract (37.5h/week), a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, restaurant tickets, private health insurance, support to the relocation procedures
Duration: Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
Holidays: 23 paid vacation days plus 24th and 31st of December per our collective agreement
Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
Starting date: Q2-Q3 2024