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HPC Applications Engineer

Next Silicon

Next Silicon

United States
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

HPC Applications Engineer

  • Business
  • USA


NextSilicon is a swiftly growing unicorn startup that is reimagining high-performance computing. Our pioneering coprocessor vastly accelerates supercomputers, driving them forward into a new generation. Our new software-defined hardware architecture enables HPC to fulfill its promise of breakthroughs in all fields of advanced research.

Our applications team is looking for a talented applications engineer with experience in moving HPC applications onto new platforms and evaluating performance.

In this role, you will work with a highly talented and geographically distributed team in a dynamic environment.

As part of a software-defined hardware company, you will have the pivotal role of driving new software features based on your analysis of customer-defined applications and measuring the resulting performance improvements. This role stands on the edge of computer science/architecture and scientific applications which span a wide range of fields, including but not limited to graph algorithms, sparse computations, weather prediction, seismic imaging, genomics, molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, computational fluid dynamics. If you are passionate about science, have a knack for solving complex problems and thrive in a bleeding-edge multi-disciplinary environment, we want to hear from you!


  • US Citizenship and eligibility to visit US government research facilities
  • B.S. degree in a hard science, engineering, computer science, or related field; M.S. or Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • Hands-on experience with development in one or more HPC applications domains
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and/or Fortran
  • Ability to measure application-level performance and profile HPC applications at the node level and at scale
  • Working understanding of OpenMP, MPI, and related parallel programming models
  • Expertise in competitive performance analysis is strongly preferred
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
  • Ability to work remotely and independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct supervision


  • Profile and identify bottlenecks of a wide range of HPC applications on different architectures
  • Develop creative algorithmic and software solutions to solve bottlenecks and accelerate applications on a novel data-flow architecture
  • Translate applications’ requirements into software features and hardware requirements
  • Develop performance models of future hardware architectures