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Software Engineer - ICRAR

Job no: 503240
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Information Technology, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

  • Full time, 2 year appointment with possibility of being extended by 1 year
  • Salary range: Level 8, $96,934 -$106,055 p.a. plus employer contributed superannuation of 17%  

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is a State-funded Centre established as a joint venture between The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Curtin University. The Centre, along with CSIRO, is playing a key role in Australia's participation in the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) effort.

About the opportunity

As a member of ICRAR’s Data Intensive Astronomy (DIA) team, you will focus on porting and optimising existing algorithms to accelerators like GPUs or implement new algorithms on these platforms. You, as an experienced GPU software engineer, will work within our ICRAR Data Intensive Astronomy team on various software projects. In particular you will expand our expertise in the area of optimised GPU algorithms. You are also encouraged to research the applicability of other accelerator/processor technologies for certain algorithms.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:  

  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferably a Degree in software engineering or computer science or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Substantial and extensive relevant experience in GPU software development and optimisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to architect, design and develop high quality software in multiple languages, including C/C++, Python, CUDA, OpenCL, OpenACC and/or others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in distributed scientific or commercial collaborations.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

About you:

To succeed in this role you will need to be self-motivated and enthusiastic about identifying and tackling new challenges. The position will require working off normal hours to attend video and telecoms with international collaborators and this also includes occasional domestic and international trips. The DIA team is both multi-national and multi-cultural and we are working closely together on many diverse projects in a collaborative rather than competitive way. We need a person who is able to listen and actively contribute in such an environment, respect other opinions and expertise and bring forward their own. ICRAR supports the principal of equity and diversity and for this position we would strongly encourage female applicants. We are able to support flexible and remote working hours and are well aware of issues surrounding family care.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: Sunday 22 December 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see position description prior to applying: Download File Position Description - Software Engineer ICRAR 503240.pdf

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).




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