HPC Engineering Analyst
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Culham, Oxfordshire
22h ago

Job Ref : 3848

Job Title : HPC Engineering Analyst

Job type : Permanent Full Time

Location : Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary : £33,441 to £37,579 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date : 12th August 2019

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a High-Performance Computing (HPC) Engineering Analyst to join their team within the Materials Science and Scientific Computing department.

You will help drive UKAEA s simulation software stack into a new era. You will help the development of world leading engineering simulation software to solve highly coupled problems.

You will perform simulations across many diverse HPC systems including our onsite HPC infrastructure, but also scaling the simulations out to national (Catalyst, Dirac, Isambard, Archer) and international HPC resources (BSC, Marconi, JSC).

The simulations performed will help drive our engineering design cycle by the provision of high-fidelity multiscale calculations.

You will perform the whole range of CAD pre-processing, meshing, associated simulation and post-processing. You will help develop algorithms that help our engineering simulations scale to the size needed to address highly coupled physics environments.

Key areas of responsibility will include :

  • To have a long-term interest in the development of our digital twinning infrastructure, to allow geometry to be pulled from databases, pre-
  • processing to be automatically performed, simulations spawned and queried.

  • To be responsible for development, testing, implementation and technical support of key systems and for leading small teams made up of students, interns etc.
  • The post holder will be responsible for managing the full software lifecycle of the projects under their stewardship, including any data management aspects of the work.

  • You will be an internationally recognised technical expert and in a number of cases, will be UKAEA s main or sole representative on international projects.
  • You will be confident in negotiating and presenting and will actively seek out opportunities to engage with the wider HPC community (and other disciplines across the physical and life sciences) in order to grow UKAEA s reputation and bring added value to the UKAEA Fusion programme.
  • At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice.

    UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

    The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK s MAST-

    U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research.

    Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built.

    The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

    For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link :

    For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

    Knowledge skills and experience

    EssentialRelevant scientific / engineering / computing degree or equivalent

    An in-depth knowledge and demonstrable extensive experience of both the software and data lifecycles and a detailed working knowledge and experience of at least one high level programming language

    A strong and extensive track record (preferably including non-fusion experience, ) of working with networked data infrastructure as part of a large data-

    centre or big-data enterprise delivering High Throughput Computing and / or HPC solutions.

    Experience of high-performance computing

    Demonstrated success on large codebase with fusion relevant physics (nuclear, radiation transport, finite element, CFD, etc)

    Good team player with excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work to strict deadlines

    A detailed working knowledge of a performant compiled language preferably C++ (but C & Fortran will be considered)

    DesirableExperience of database technologies NodeDB, GraphDB, MySQL

    Experience of digital twinning

    Experience of on demand simulation orchestration

    Experience of scientific workflows infrastructures€

    Experience of a major or leading role in a range of scientific / engineering software projects (preferably in fusion & other science or industry contexts).

    Experience of software development in a production environment and all the qualities there of (CI, testing, containerisation, deployment, etc)€

    Special requirements : As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

    Notes :

    Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

    Please note if you hold an allowance associated with your current role, this may not be transferable into a new role within a different area of the organisation.

    The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-

    time working / job share / home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

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