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Senior HPC Applications Engineer

Next Silicon

Next Silicon

United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Senior HPC Applications Engineer

  • Business
  • USA


NextSilicon is reimagining high-performance computing. Our accelerated compute solutions leverage intelligent adaptive algorithms to vastly accelerate 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.

At NextSilicon, everything we do is guided by three core values:

  • Professionalism: We strive for exceptional results through professionalism and unwavering dedication to quality and performance.
  • Unity: Collaboration is key to success. That's why we foster a work environment where every employee can feel valued and heard.
  • Impact: We're passionate about developing technologies that make a meaningful impact on industries, communities, and individuals worldwide.

We are looking for an experienced Applications Engineer to join the Applications team, with demonstrated ability in moving HPC applications onto new platforms and in evaluating performance on node and at scale.

This role is located in Minneapolis, MN, where 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 play a pivotal role in 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, and computational fluid dynamics. If you have a passion for science, a knack for solving complex problems, and thrive in a bleeding-edge multidisciplinary 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 a related field; M.S. or Ph.D. strongly preferred
  • Hands-on experience with development in one or more HPC application 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 dataflow architecture
  • Translate application requirements into software features and hardware requirements
  • Develop performance models for future hardware architectures