Senior HPC Research Software Engineer

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4th March




£52,000 - £64,000



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Would you like to work on an industry leading high-performance computing platform?


AWE currently has an opportunity for a Senior High Performance Computing Research Software Engineer to provide computer science support, through development and deployment of software techniques and solutions.



Location: Aldermaston, West Berkshire. We are located between Reading and Basingstoke, with plenty of onsite parking.


Package: £52,000+ (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

A relocation package may also be available with this role (terms & conditions apply).


Closing Date: 2nd April 2024



The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • 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



Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or a BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other numerate discipline plus at least 4 years relevant experience.


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.



What will you get from us?

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 (including Bank Holidays).

  • 9-day working fortnight - every other Friday off work.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • 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.

  • Family friendly policies: Maternity Leave - 39 Weeks Full Pay and Paternity Leave - 4 Weeks Full Pay.

  • 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 market leading contributory pension scheme (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 savings.

  • 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.



Important things you need to know:

  • Interviews will be 90 minutes in length and will be held over Microsoft Teams. You will be required to prepare a 10-minute presentation in advance.

  • Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. This will be funded by AWE.




* Agencies: Please note that we do not out-source our recruitment

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