Supercomputing Center - HPC infrastructure Maintenance (Ongoing)

Administration & Services job offer
Position category: Supercomputing Center
Reference: HPC infrastructure Maintenance
Duration: 1 year
Application deadline: 2024/07/09
For more info contact the supervisors:
Txomin Romero Asturiano
How to apply

The Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) is looking for candidates to hire a graduate for the position of HPC Infrastructure Maintenace. The successful candidate will provide support to the DIPC Supercomputing Center. 

The role

Functions, among others:

  • Monitoring and control of the Supercomputing Center Data Centers Infrastructure (electrical consumption, temperature, humidity, alarm systems, UPS states, refrigeration systems, among others).
  • Purchases (direct awards and minor contracts), installation and maintenance of equipment and software related to this monitoring and control.
  • IT support, that includes the resolution of problems related to printers, personal computers and similar equipment, and the installation and configuration of software in such equipment like operating systems, office software, local scientific applications, etc.

The candidate will work under the supervision of the DIPC Supercompunting Center's Director. 

Desired background & competences

Experience in monitoring and control Supercomputing Data Centers.

Education: Degree/University degree in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Other qualifications with demonstrable experience in the area will be considered. 

Minimum experience: one year of experience working in monitoring and control of Supercomputing Data Centers. 

Languages: fluent in English.

Skills valued:

  • Master's degree completed, or in progress, in subjects related to industrial installation monitoring and control.

Personal requirements:

  • Ability to work in a team and self-organising capacity.
  • Availability for immediate incorporation.
  • Knoledge of GNU/Linux

Working conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year (possibility to extend up)
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
  • Target start date: 2024/07/15

We provide a highly stimulating research environment, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The center

DIPC is a research center whose mission is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. Located in Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), DIPC was born from a strategic alliance of both public institutions and private companies. Since 2008 DIPC is a 'Basque Excellence Research Center' (BERC) recognized by the Basque Government's Department of Education. In 2019, DIPC was also recognized as a "Severo Ochoa" Excellence Center by the Spanish Research Agency.

About the team

We offer joining a Research Center of International relevance and one of the most important Supercomputing Centers in Spain.

How to apply

Those interested should send a curriculum vitae and cover letter to the e-mail address  before 9 July 2024.

  • Reference: HPC infrastructure Maintenance
  • Application deadline: 2024/07/09
  • Application email:

Selection process

Applications will be evaluated by a Committee appointed by the Director of the DIPC according to the following criteria (with the weighting in percentage of the final score indicated in brackets):

  • CV of the candidate (50%)
  • Cover letter (10%)
  • Personal interview (40%)

In order to pass to the personal interview phase, it will be necessary to obtain a minimum of 40 out of 60 in the evaluation of the CV and cover letter. Likewise, those profiles that, in the committee's opinion, do not meet any of the requirements for the job position will not be evaluated.

The final resolution of the selection process will be published on the DIPC website as soon as possible.

The DIPC may revoke its decision if the candidate fails to join by the appointed time, in which case the position will be awarded to the candidate with the next highest score, provided it is above 50 (out of 100).

However, the selected candidate may keep the position if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the candidate duly justifies the reasons why he or she cannot join before the specified deadline, and as long as the project allows it.

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