Chief Software Architect position available at MIT

Research Scientist/Chief Software Architect Position
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA USA

MIT’s new PSAAP Simulation Center (CESMIX: Center for Exascale Simulation of Materials in Extreme Environments) is seeking a research scientist to serve as the Center’s chief software architect.

Successful applicants will hold an advanced degree in computer science, computational science and engineering, or a closely related topic, and have significant prior experience in high-performance computing (HPC) and exposure to HPC platforms. Applicants should also have a strong interest in multi-disciplinary work.

The MIT PSAAP center seeks to advance the state of the art in predictive simulation by connecting quantum and molecular simulations of materials with state-of-the-art programming languages, compiler technologies, and software performance engineering tools, underpinned by rigorous approaches to statistical inference and uncertainty quantification. The chief software architect will play an essential integrative role in this effort, overseeing the development of our software stack and the realization of full-system simulations on US Department of Energy exascale hardware. Outcomes of this effort should have excellent visibility both inside and outside MIT.

We seek applicants with experience and background in several of the following topics, and an appetite for learning the others:

  • Developing large-scale scientific simulation software and integrating heterogeneous codebases; associated devops tools
  • The Julia programming language
  • Software performance engineering for emerging computing architectures, including heterogeneous GPU/CPU systems
  • Advanced compiler technologies, runtime systems, and program analysis tools
  • Atomistic-level simulation (from density functional theory to molecular dynamics)
  • Computational statistics, scientific machine learning, and uncertainty quantification

Successful candidates will also have excellent demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to guide and mentor graduate students and postdocs.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interests, a CV, and contact information for three references to <>.

We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.