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European Geosciences Union

Research Software Engineer

Research Software Engineer

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University of California Davis


Davis, California, United States of America


Relevant division
Geodynamics (GD)

Full time

Entry level


Preferred education

Application deadline
21 January 2023

17 February 2022

Job description

Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics

Headquartered at UC Davis, the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) develops, supports, and disseminates community-accessible software for the international geodynamics research community. CIG software supports a variety of geodynamic research from mantle and core dynamics, to crustal and earthquake dynamics, to magma migration and seismology. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), CIG is a community-governed organization that is committed to develop and maintain the geodynamics community through community participation across this research spectrum. Software developed is made available to the public under open-source software licenses.

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) is responsible for developing strategies for and leading community efforts in the development of modern workflows and repositories for reproducible high-performance computational models in geodynamics. The RSE engages the community and leads the software development effort in establishing standardized parallel in-/output formats and other interfaces for community software. In this role, the RSE participates in the development of collaborative activities that utilize, test, and extend CIG products, including testing and benchmarking efforts on the nation’s largest available supercomputers. The RSE assists in and collaborates with efforts to containerize high-performance modeling software.

How to apply

For full consideration, please apply before: Tuesday March 15, 2022