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HPC Research Engineer in the HPC/AI EMEA Research Lab



Software Engineering, Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024
HPC Research Engineer in the HPC/AI EMEA Research Lab

This role has been designed as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:

Would you like to perform world-class research while also shaping products of the future? Are you interested in working with the most esteemed research partners across Europe?

Are you interested in questions like:

  • How can we best enable high performance research software on pre-Exascale and Exascale supercomputers?
  • How do we provide new environments/abstractions to support application developers to build, deploy, and run applications taking advantage of leading-edge hardware at scale?
  • How can HPC, AI, and Big Data research software approaches be combined?
  • How do we manage modern data-intensive workloads in high performance environments?

The HPE HPC & AI EMEA Research Lab (ERL) is characterized by a unique blend of industrial research and tech development using Agile/Lean methodologies. Our Research Engineers are highly technical, team-thinking, communicative software/research engineers from a variety of backgrounds.

ERL is part of Hewlett Packard Labs, an international research organization with its headquarters and largest facility located in Milpitas, California. As the central research organization for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Hewlett Packard Labs' purpose is to deliver breakthrough technologies and technology advancements that provide a competitive advantage for the company, by investing in fundamental science and technology in areas of interest to HPE and getting the resulting technologies ready for adoption into new and existing markets.

We are:

  • A dedicated research team integrated inside one of the most established global companies in HPC.
  • A group with varied expertise in many aspects of HPC and related disciplines.
  • A unique blend of the best of both worlds – quality research and development of real software.
  • Engaged in a variety of HPC-centric research projects, including Horizon Europe and Destination Earth.

We are looking for someone with the flexibility to work on both short- and longer-term research projects, aligned with the UKRI-funded high-end HPC activities at the ARCHER2 national service in the United Kingdom, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve project outcomes. You should be enthusiastic to learn new technologies and able to communicate what you have learned to others.

You will be integrated in the advanced collaboration center activities at the ARCHER2 service operated by EPCC, focusing on optimization of workloads and enabling better sustainability for the most-used applications. Further effort will go towards helping applications target next-generation platforms, support convergence with AI and data-science, collaboration with the UK research community, and fostering collaboration with other large-scale HPE sites in EMEA.

You will also have the chance to spend time working with our team in other projects on topics suited to your interests and skillset, which may include subjects like data centric application coupling, monitoring and operational data analytics, mathematical optimization, containers, high performance AI solutions, compilers, or application optimization.

You should have:

  • Development experience in compiled languages such as C, C++ or Fortran and experience with interpreted environments such as Python.
  • At least a B.Sc. equivalent in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematical discipline.
  • Parallel programming experience, with programming models such as OpenMP, MPI, CUDA, OpenACC, HIP, PGAS languages, etc.

Your personal skills include:

  • Strong team spirit but capable of independence.
  • Ability to represent oneself and the team both inside and outside the company.
  • A knack for finding fun in the complex and difficult.

You see great value in:

  • Team-based technical developments.
  • Communicating with a diverse set of people – the team, our partners, the rest of the company, customers, 3rd party developers.
  • Combining technical knowledge with bigger-picture thinking.

You might also have:

  • M.Sc. / Ph.D. in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematical discipline.
  • Experience in one or more domain specific software ecosystems (e.g. weather and climate, computational fluid dynamics, AI, data science).
  • Experience working on EU projects.
  • Experience working on HPC applications and/or Cloud applications.
  • Experience working with research consortia.

Additional Skills:

Cloud Architectures, Cross Domain Knowledge, Design Thinking, Development Fundamentals, DevOps, Distributed Computing, Microservices Fluency, Full Stack Development, Security-First Mindset, User Experience (UX)

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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