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Research engineer – R data analysis tools developer (RE2)


Barcelona Supercomputing Center


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Barcelona, Spain    

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Application Deadline

March 16, 2024

Context And Mission

The BSC Computational Earth Sciences Group (CES) is looking for a software developer to consolidate and further develop the existing software environment for Earth data verification. The Data and Diagnostics Team, in which the position is located, has developed over the years a suite of several R packages used by the scientists of the department to perform their analysis and verify the simulations over observations and reanalysis, from sub-seasonal to climate time scales, from the load of the data to the computation of the diagnostics and scores and the visualization.

Key Duties

To coordinate developments of Department R tools, in close relation with the users, giving them the appropriate support with the use of them within a High-Performance Computing environment.
To contribute to the deployment and installation of the packages in the shared department environment.
To contribute to the ongoing strategy for the development of the Earth Sciences Department tools.


The position will be located at BSC within the Earth 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: ASAP

Special Requirements
Requirements Education A Bachelor in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Mathematics, Physics or related discipline Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience Excellent skills in R or similar languages Knowledge of climate data formats (GRIB, NetCDF) Experience with UNIX/LINUX environments and scripting languages (bash,etc) Previous experience in HPC architecture and parallel programming (multi-threaded applications) will be valued Good programming skills to manage big and collaborative projects and experience with git Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience Fluency in English, both speaking and writing Competences Capacity to interact and build strong relations with both climate and computer scientists Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to take initiatives, prioritize the tasks and work under set deadlines Ability to work both independently and within a team Ability to learn and adapt to multiple programming languages easily

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