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Head of Research Software Engineering


The University of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to lead our Research Software Engineering (RSE) team. You will lead a growing team within the research computing services division, working on optimising and improving advanced scientific software applications. You will work with world leading researchers across the UK in areas such as astronomy, particle physics, clinical medicine, genomics and materials chemistry; exploiting current and next generation supercomputing technologies to drive their research agendas. A key aspect of this role is your ability to manage multiple projects and a highly technical team while maintaining a strategic outlook and your enthusiasm for developing new skills and for honing your existing skills.

The research computing services division runs the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the Cambridge Service for Data-Driven Discovery, a multi-million pound system comprised of a range of cutting-edge hardware. The system, currently undergoing an upgrade, will have more than 60,000 Intel x86 cores, 300 Intel Xeon Phis and over 600 Nvidia GPUs.

You will have * A MSc or PhD degree in a Computer science or related discipline or significant relevant experience. * Experience managing a highly technical team * Significant experience writing and maintaining high-performance application code. * Fluency in the one or more of the key languages commonly used in scientific computing i.e. C, C++, Fortran or Python. * Experience with the frameworks used to exploit large, modern parallel computers such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenACC or PGAS. * Ideally, experience or knowledge in the areas of machine learning and data science.

You will work with a wide range of internal and external partners and stakeholders, therefore excellent organisational and communication skills are key to success in this role.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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For queries regarding this post please contact Dr O.G Parchment: ogp21@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 October 2020.

Please quote reference VC23942 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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