Scientific activities / projects

HPC Software development

Starting date


Duration of contract

3 years


According to the German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Your mission:

The Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization addresses the digital description of an aircraft with all its properties and components based on highly-accurate models covering all disciplines, the whole development process and the entire lifecycle of an aircraft. Prerequisites for this are multidisciplinary simulation methods and process chains / platforms, which are geared to the efficient use of future high-performance computers.  The High Performance Computing department works together as a center of excellence with other DLR aeronautics institutes. Within this framework, subject-specific simulation software should be analyzed and further developed with regard to its parallel efficiency in order to make the best possible use of all levels of hardware parallelism. High scalability is a key factor in accelerating the simulation process and calculating results as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Among your challenges and tasks are:

  • runtime analyzes for the specific simulation software
  • development of concepts to increase efficiency by selecting problem-adapted programming models, parallelization and acceleration methods
  • performing prototypical tests to verify the selected methods
  • implementation of the developed concepts into the specific application software
  • analyze and optimize efficiency on selected hardware architectures
  • performing quality control and systematic testing
  • documentation of the programmed software and the results achieved
  • demonstrate the higher parallel efficiency of the software for industry-relevant applications
  • publication of results at scientific conferences and in renowned journals

Your qualifications:

  • Master in computer science or a closely related field
  • good knowledge in parallel programming and HPC
  • good programming skills in C/C++
  • experiences with performance analysis tools would be of advantage
  • knowledge in numerical analysis would be of advantage
  • strong interest in research, enthusiasm, and team spirit
  • good English language skills, basic German language skills desired

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr. Thomas Gerhold
Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization

Phone: +49 551 709-2425

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