Vacancy adviser/scientific programmer

Do you want to work in a challenging and innovative environment? If so, join the SURFsara team. SURFsara is looking for an adviser/scientific programmer for its cluster computing group.

wo Amsterdam 32-40 hrs


We are looking for

An adviser who will support scientists in the academic community and the corporate world by developing and adapting software (performance optimisation and scalability) on SURFsara's large-scale computing system. This position requires you to participate in national and international projects. Some activities may be partially carried out at the researcher's place of work.

You are looking for

An organisation that challenges you to facilitate research and education in the Netherlands using high performance computing and to make scientific data useable and shareable. The majority of those using the national HPC infrastructure are researchers working at Dutch universities and research institutions. The needs of these users are distributed across two different systems: Cartesius and Lisa. The current national supercomputer, Cartesius, has almost 50,000 cores and 132 GPUs with a total peak performance of 1.8 Pflop/s. The national computer cluster, Lisa, currently has just under 8,000 cores and a peak performance of 149 Tflop/s. It receives regular hardware updates.

You have

  • An academic level of thinking and working, and professional experience which includes:
  • An affinity with scientific research in the fields of chemistry, physics, ICT or astronomy.
  • Knowledge of various parallel or other computer architectures
  • Parallel programming experience (MPI at the minimum, preferably also OpenMP)
  • Programming experience (Fortran and/or C/C++ at the minimum)
  • UNIX/Linux knowledge
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. shell scripting, Python, Perl)
  • Knowledge of (GP)GPU programming, CUDA, OpenCL and/or PGAS languages is preferred.

Your skills include the ability to focus on the customer, an independent manner, the ability to take initiative and work in a team, excellent interpersonal and communicative skills and a good spoken and written command of Dutch and English.

What we offer

Salary: dependent on expertise and experience up to level 10/11 on the pay scale (€2,552 - €4,691 gross per month). The working week is 38 hours. 8% holiday pay, fixed year-end bonus of 8.3%. 29 holiday days a year (full-time basis). For a 40-hour working week, the number of holiday days will increase by 12 due to the extra two working hours per week. Reimbursement of travel costs up to 45 kilometres, one-way. ABP pension. The initial contract is for a period of one year.

Information and application

  • Please contact the HR department (020-800 1300) if you have any questions about the recruitment procedure.
  • For more information about this position, please contact Walter Lioen (020-8001300), the Compute Services unit manager.
  • You must be able to submit a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag/VOG) during your first month of employment.