HPC Specialist with focus on operation and use of HPC Systems

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
according to salary group E 11 TV-L
14 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2021
NHR-9; NHR-10
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At TU Dresden, the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) offers within the project "NHR – Nationales Hochleistungsrechnen" with its focus on research, development and support for HPC 2 positions as

HPC Specialist

with focus on operation and use of HPC Systems
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 11 TV-L)

starting at the next possible date. The position is limited for three years. The period of employment is governed by Fixed Term and Part Time Contracts Act (TzBfG, following extension possible). Balancing family and career is an important issue. The position is generally suitable for candidates seeking part-time employment. Please indicate your request in your application.

Tasks: Operation and administration of HPC systems, maintenance of system and application software, and the following individual focus topics of the positions:

  • NHR-9: Container solutions and tailored execution environments for HPC projects
  • NHR-10: Design, implementation, and integration of data-driven workflows in HPC environments


  • matching Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Mathematics or a suitable engineering discipline or suitable work experience
  • knowledge and experience in the operation and the usage of HPC systems as well as Linux system administration
  • knowledge in current web technologies, container solutions and Big Data software frameworks or libraries
  • good German and English language skills
  • good communication skills with computer scientists and application area scientists
  • ability to quickly familiarize with new topics and projects from various scientific application areas

Applications by women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by January 7, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) with reference to the position number (NHR-9; NHR-10) to TU Dresden, Zentrum für Informationsdienste und Hochleistungsrechnen, Herrn Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel – persönlich-, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf-document to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.


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