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HPC Engineer / Software Engineer (m/f/x)

2022/05/05Top Job

As an expert in HR services, ARTS empowers high-tech companies worldwide with the best minds for more powerful and efficient processes. One of our clients is the Technical University in Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) with the central facility of the University Computer Centre (HRZ) - a challenging working environment for innovative minds with a penchant for change. Help to shape it!

Here you will need initiative, creativity and team spirit. You also enjoy using your expertise to come up with creative, innovative solutions. As an HPC Engineer / Software Engineer, you will use your know-how to further develop services in the field of high-performance computing for scientists at German universities and establish them nationally in a nationwide network of national high-performance computing centres. 

The positions are initially limited until 31.12.2025. A possible extension of the project until the end of 2030 has been envisaged. 

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Job description


  • Operation and optimization of the existing system infrastructure and support of the users of various German universities

  • Conceptual development of the system and service landscape

  • Long-term storage of research data and its user-friendly integration into a heterogeneous system landscape

  • Containerization of existing services

  • Provision of frameworks (TensorFlow, Caffe, PyTorch, etc.)

  • Evaluation of cross-site security aspects as well as the development of secure data exchange systems

  • Customer support of the users from the science


  • University degree in computer science, a technical discipline or natural sciences

  • First experience in operating HPC systems or Linux-based servers

  • Motivation to deal with complex concepts and techniques, to develop and to continuously educate yourself in these areas

  • Initiative, creativity and independence as well as the ability to work in a team 

  • Experience in interdisciplinary work

  • Very good written and spoken German and good English skills

We are looking forward to the following additional experiences:

  • Use and operation of container infrastructures (Podman, Singularity, Shifter, Kubernetes)

  • Maintenance of HPC software packages and their use in module systems ("moduleenvironment", lmod etc)

  • Knowledge of programming (C, C++, Java, Fortran...) and scripting languages (Python, Perl, bash)

  • Knowledge of server hardware and system architectures

  • Administration and management of computing clusters under Linux (e.g. deployment via xCAT)

  • Knowledge of parallel or highly available file systems (GPFS, Lustre, BeeGFS or Ceph, GlusterFS etc), storage systems in general, as well as the associated backup concepts

  • Operation of batch systems (SLURM, LSF, Moab, Torque-Maui, PBS, SGE etc.)

  • Administration of SQL-based databases (PostgreSQL, MariaDB etc - incl. basic knowledge of a SQL dialect) and web services in general

  • Knowledge of monitoring systems (e.g. Ganglia, Icinga, Nagios, Zabbix, Prometheus, Kibana)

  • "Interconnect" or network technologies (e.g. Infiniband, Ethernet etc.)


    • Welcome culture – onboarding with a mentor model
    • Interaction at eye level – flat hierarchies and team spirit in action
    • Work-life balance – flexible working time models for the best possible work-life balance
    • Development and shaping – comprehensive range of further training opportunities and the possibility, to make a difference within an exciting and scientific working environment
    • New perspectives – funded EU-wide staff exchange programs at international partner universities
    • Sustainable and mobile – free travel entitlement for the year 2022 on all regional transport in Hesse via the LandesTicket in accordance with the applicable tariff regulations
    • Fit & Healthy – free medical check-ups and a wide range of discounted discounted sports offer
    • Pure relaxation – discounted rental of university vacation homes in France and Austria
    • Family-friendly – childcare facilities and payment of a child allowance (100€ for each eligible child and an increase of 53.05€ for the third and each additional child)
    • Social – company pension scheme under the framework conditions of VBL
    • Salary and vacation in line with collective bargaining agreements – according to TV-TU Darmstadt; in principle 30 days vacation per year (basis 5-T-week) + up to 5 days educational leave

    The Technische Universität Darmstadt aims to increase the proportion of women on its staff and therefore particularly encourages women to apply. Applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or their equals will be given preference in case of equal suitability. Remuneration is in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV - TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

    For questions and further information please contact:
    TU Darmstadt, University Computer Center, Staff Human Resources Management, Katharina Gondermann Phone: 06151 16-71156, Mobile 0171-3823943, Email: personalmanagement@hrz.tu-darmstadt.de

    In accordance with data protection laws, electronic applications will be deleted after the application process has been completed.


    • WorkplaceDarmstadt
    • Occupational Area IT
    • ContractDirect entry at our customer
    • Job-ID9604


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