Scientific Software Developer Numerical Weather PredictionThe Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM) at ETH Zurich and MeteoSwiss are leading an effort to improve our weather forecast and climate projection capabilities by adapting numerical models to new and emerging computing architectures.
As a part of a large international collaboration involving the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (MPI-Met), and the German Weather Service (DWD) the weather and climate model ICON is being ported and optimized to run on various supercomputing architectures, in particular on Graphical Processing Units (GPUs).
Different approaches are considered to port and adapt the various components of the models, ranging from domain specific languages (DSLs) to compiler directives OpenACC.
Job descriptionWe are seeking a motivated Scientific Software Developer to join the international and inter-disciplinary research team.
The main tasks of the successful candidate will be to contribute to the OpenACC port effort of NWP components of the ICON model, and in particular of the Data Assimilation system.
You will be able to use and increase your knowledge in high performance computing and accelerator programming (GPUs) with a strong focus in performance portability of large scientific parallel codes.
Your profileYou have a university degree in Computer Science, Physics, Atmospheric Science or related field. You have excellent programming skills, are used to work in a Linux / Unix environment, and have experience in running and compiling on high-performance computing systems.
Experience developing applications for GPU systems, OpenACC or the ICON modelling system is considered an advantage. You must be ready to work with large, production-level code bases that are partially written using legacy programming paradigms such as Fortran 95 / 2003.
To round off your profile, you are an open-minded, team-oriented and goal-driven individual and enjoy working in a diverse working environment.
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society.
Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence.
Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
Interested?We offer an engaging position which provides the opportunity to work on leading edge software and hardware technologies, to collaborate with internationally renowned research groups and supercomputing centers, and to develop production quality software products, within a motivated team.
The positions is available as of January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). Initial appointment is for 2 years. The working place will be at MeteoSwiss (Zurich airport, easily accessible by public transport).
Applications including a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information of 2 3 references will be given full consideration.
The position is open until filled. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal.
Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.Further information about C2SM can be found on our website www.
c2sm.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Xavier Lapillonne at xavier.lapillonne meteoswiss.ch (no applications).