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Support Scientist/Engineer: High Performance Computing (HPC)

Job Detail
Job ID
173497
Qualifications
Master’s Degree
Industry
Research, science & technology
Centre
Rosebank, Cape Town.
Enquiries
For more info, please email us at Recruitment03@csir.co.za. Please do-not send your application to this mailbox, it is only for inquiries.
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Notes
PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.
Job Description
Key responsibilities: • Provide technical support to the CHPC HPC users (including software and workflow support, development and/or customization of user scripts and effective communication with stakeholders) to ensure effective usage of computer platforms; • Compile and maintain a wide variety of software and libraries in a Linux environment (for compilers, MPI libraries, Python, R, Perl, etc.) on the CHPC compute systems; • Test and benchmark HPC applications software to determine optimum set-up and efficient use at the CHPC with the aim to advise users on best practices in making use of the software; • Support data intensive research programs which may include cloud-based applications of users; • Work together with other staff members in implementing user support projects that can assist the development of the Centre; • Provide support, implement and/or participate in activities across all regions of South Africa, and possibly other overseas countries, depending on the need; • Participate in the human capital development initiatives and trainings to the benefit the users and the broader research community; • Develop and optimise methods to pursue HPC applications research. Qualifications, skills and experience: • A Master’s degree in one of the following fields is a prerequisite: – Computational Mechanics (e.g., Fluid Dynamics, Structural Mechanics, Electromagnetics, Discreet Element methods, etc.) – Astrophysics, or; – Data Science. • A Doctoral degree in the one of the above disciplines will be advantageous; • All international qualifications require an evaluation report / certificate issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). • Intimate familiarity with the research environment and challenges within South Africa; • Strong Linux operating system competency; • Experience with installing, compiling and using open-source high-performance computing applications software; • Competence with at least one programming language widely used in the research environment, such as Python, R, C, C++ or Fortran; • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written); • A commitment to continuous learning; • The following attributes are not a prerequisite, but will be advantageous: – Experience with setting up or managing multi-node parallel computing systems; – Competence with the GNU operating system; – Experience in developing parallel programmed software. – Experience and skill with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Ability to teach at a post-graduate level
Required skills
Posted
07/08/2022
Location
pretoria, GT, ZA