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Requisition Number 17-0212
Title Research Engineer
Location Switzerland-Basel
Position Type Full-Time
Cray has an opening for a position as a Research Scientist. This position involves working with Data Analytics applications running on Cray HPC systems and performing the work required to support specific Data Analytics and Machine Learning projects in collaboration with Cray customers.  
Cray is seeking both junior level and more experienced candidates for consideration. 
The work location will be at the Cray EMEA office in Basel, Switzerland or at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. The position requires regular and frequent trips to the customer site and the need to work onsite for extended periods of time.

The position is initially limited to two years, with the possibility of further extension at a later stage.

The successful candidate will work on projects driven by real-world applications from the scientific and industrial area, while addressing the challenges of a seamless integration between High Performance Computing and Data Analytics.
Projects could involve: sensor data analysis, processing of data coming from simulations of scientific applications, gathering performance data for new hardware and software configurations, analyzing and optimizing the performance of applications, or working to understand the performance of Data Analytics and Machine Learning algorithms on various architectures that include CPU processors and accelerators.

You will be able to:
•	Join a thriving, high tech, team environment
•	Collaborate with experienced engineers in Data Analytics and High-Performance Computing 
•	Design Data Analytics applications, selecting the optimal analytics tools
•	Evaluate application performance and identify and implement improvements
•	Troubleshoot application and platform-related issues

Successful candidates have an advanced University degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related fields with at least 2 years training or work experience as Data Scientist.

Our engineers are expected to maintain quality standards while meeting schedules.

Desired Skills
•	Experience with state-of-the-art data analytics tools (such as Spark, Hadoop and their extensions) and overall Big Data stacks (filesystems, resource managers, etc) 
•	2+ years experience in Python programming
•	Good programming skills in Java and Scala
•	Understanding of the issues affecting Data Analytics performance
•	Initial experience in using profiling tools and application benchmarking
•	Understanding of the security mechanisms employed by Big Data frameworks and their limitations
•	Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical ability
•	Familiarity with Linux and parallel programming
•	Experience in distributed parallel programming (MPI) and HPC infrastructures is a plus
•	Experience in Machine and Deep Learning is a plus
•	Ability to quickly learn new skills
•	Proficiency in spoken and written English and German
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