2021-04086 - Scientific engineer in scientific computing

Contract type : Fixed-term contract

Renewable contract : Oui

Level of qualifications required : Graduate degree or equivalent

Fonction : Temporary scientific engineer

Corps d'accueil : Ingénieur d'Etudes / Ingénieur de Recherche (IE/IR)


An opening for a software engineer is available in the Inria Alpines group in Paris, Inria and Sorbonne University to work in the context of the EMC2 project funded by ERC. EMC2 is an interdisciplinary project between mathematicians, computer scientists and chemists, aiming at providing a new generation, dramatically faster and quantitatively reliable molecular simulation software.

In this context, the candidate will participate in the development of a highly parallel tensor library that will implement novel algorithms designed in the group. It will feature novel low rank approximation algorithms and randomization techniques.


EMC2 ERC project: https://erc-emc2.eu/
Alpines group: https://team.inria.fr/alpines/

Main activities

Main activities

  • collaborate with members of the project
  • implement new algorithms designed in the team
  • test and validate the software
  • participate to the architecture and the management of the software
  • participate to the user guide


Skills: Good background in C or C++ and MPI parallel coding. Experience with collaborative development processes and a good knowledge of software architecture is a plus. A proven track record of managing the development of open-source software would be great. Background in linear algebra or molecular simulations is also a plus.

Benefits package

  • Subsidized meals
  • Partial reimbursement of public transport costs
  • Leave: 7 weeks of annual leave + 10 extra days off due to RTT (statutory reduction in working hours) + possibility of exceptional leave (sick children, moving home, etc.)
  • Possibility of teleworking and flexible organization of working hours
  • Professional equipment available (videoconferencing, loan of computer equipment, etc.)
  • Social, cultural and sports events and activities