The Research Software Engineer (RSE) is responsible for providing high level support for Brown researchers in the areasÂ of parallel programming, compilers/runtime, automated reasoning, high-performance computing (HPC), GPU programming, optimizing ML/AI applications and software engineering. The RSE will be an exceptional candidate who is interested in developing and implementing innovative and creative approaches to improving software quality, performance and reliability. The RSE is responsible for keeping up-to-date knowledge and understanding of best practices needed to take full advantage of the Universityâ™s diverse set of computing resources including the HPC cluster, GPUs and IT infrastructure such as Databases and VMâ™s. This includes recommending algorithmic, software and hardware solutions, and designing, debugging and maintaining domain specific scientific applications. Â A critical part of this position is to ensure that complete documentation of all processes are created and maintained according to prevailing best practices. The Research Software Engineer is also responsible for helping users adopt best practices in software engineering and optimized solutions based on both, algorithmic and IT infrastructure standpoints. Other responsibilities include contributing to outreach activities such as workshops and technical presentations, providing support for software engineering and acting as a consultant for researchers.
CCV embraces a community enriched and enhanced by diverse dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, disability status, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We believe diversity brings innovation and progress. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically underrepresented in STEM. Â The RSE is expected to adhere to and embrace CCVâ™s commitment to diversity and inclusion initiatives.
The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background:
An advanced science degree with strong computational emphasis (exceptional undergraduate work or experience may be an acceptable substitute)
Advanced knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting
Strong programming and software engineering skills
Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
Experience with distributed parallel computing architectures and software systems
Experience with GPU computing and Machine Learning algorithms
High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
Demonstrates a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:
Experience with parallel programming models (e.g., use of OpenMP, MPI, CUDA)
Experience with GPU computing
Experience with MATLAB,R, Python
Experience with HPC administration
Experience with parallelization of serial computational applications
Experience with cloud computing software and services
Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains
Mentoring experience, especially in research
Experience in multiple scientific disciplines
Previous HPC center support experience
Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification required.
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ169311
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.