Understanding climate and its change is one of mankind’s most important challenges. The advent of exascale-computing in the near future promises new exciting insights from storm-resolving climate modeling on the global scale. The pace at which data are generated by such scientific experiments and large simulations poses new challenges in terms of the capability of efficiently and effectively analyzing the massive datasets generated. Improving the knowledge retrieval process from such analysis reveals many demanding tasks for all its components.
The Scientific Computing Laboratory (SCLab) at MPI-M is offering the position of a
to be filled as soon as possible. The fixed-term position is limited until February 2026.
Do you like to build robust and performant systems? You are not afraid of handling large amounts of data and you don’t shy away from touching individual bytes in a memory buffer? Then we are looking for you to join our team of three software engineers developing a modern data system for climate output data on high-performance computers. This includes a Big Data streaming framework to efficiently store and retrieve as well as organize and post-process extreme volume climate data on a large scale.
The position is part of the “Easier” project, which develops novel methods to make climate information visible, accessible, and interoperable.
As part of our team, apply your excellent software engineering skills in building I/O and post-processing middleware and specialized databases connected by data streams. Apply your creativity to develop an application robustly solving the problems of seamless transition between storage backends accounting for the special environment of a multi-user HPC. Improve the scalability of the system while ensuring consistency in the metadata handled by it. Join us in providing a data system helping not only our climate researchers but also other users in their daily work by helping them to manage their data in a semantic and efficient way.
Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities as outlined for this project. Payment will be in accordance with German public service positions depending on qualification (E13 or E14, TVöD), including extensive social security plans. The conditions of employment, including upgrades and duration, follow the rules of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences and those of the German civil service. The position can be filled part-time in principle.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity and, furthermore, seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
We are looking forward to receiving your application! All applications received prior to February 20th, 2023 will be given full consideration.
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. It is one of the premier climate science research institutes in the world. Located in the heart of one of Europe’s most livable and vibrant cities, it provides a highly international and interdisciplinary environment to conduct scientific research as well as access to state-of-the-art scientific facilities. You can also have a .
For further information, please contact Dr. Sven Willner (Please do not forward your application to this email address. The application documents (PDF only) need to be submitted through this online application system.
Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie