School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing is a Swedish supercomputing centre within NAISS (National Academic Infrastructure for Supercomputing in Sweden) hosted at KTH. It operates stateofthe-art computational and storage resources. Dardel is currently the fastest academic computer in Sweden, with four petaflops on the CPU partition and eight petaflops on the GPU partition. For more information, go to https://www.

PDC is looking for a research engineer to help with several of the following tasks 
• Act as support coordinator of PDC.
• Answering support questions from the PDC's users.
• Communicating with PDC's system staff and application experts to find answers to more advanced user questions.
• Be responsible that support requests are handled in a timely manner.
• Participating in the PDC user support team meetings.
• Writing and testing documentation for PDC's resources.
• Installing and testing software on PDC resources.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in Computer Science or in a field that uses supercomputers. Some knowledge of large calculations and simulations is required. Prior experience using PDC's systems is an advantage, for instance, through previous attendance at the PDC Summer School or having used the PDC systems in other ways. Previous experience in HPC support is a big plus. You need to be able to use Linux-based systems and communicate in English with ease.

It is also essential that you can work independently and that you are capable of interacting effectively within the group. If you are the kind of person who takes the initiative when things need to be done, that will be a definite plus!
Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application should include the following:
• Curriculum vitae.
• A brief description of why the applicant is interested in the position.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2024-1050
  • Henric Zazzi, gruppchef, 08-7906226
  • Maria Engman, HR,
Published 17.Apr.2024
Last application date 26.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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