Open Position: Software Developer - Center for Quantum Materials Engineering

Job Summary

Software Developer Opportunity in the Center for Quantum Materials Engineering Job Summary Applications are invited for one Software Developer post in the Center for Quantum Materials Engineering within the Oden Institute for Computational and Engineering Sciences and the Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin.

This position is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy within the context of a broader project aimed at enabling exascale calculations of electron-phonon couplings and materials properties at finite temperature,

The successful candidate will primarily work on the development and maintenance of the EPW code (, a leading open-source software for the study of electron-phonon interactions and phonon-mediated quantum processes. EPW consists of approximately 42K lines of Fortran/MPI, and is distributed with the Quantum Espresso (QE) materials simulation suite.

The overarching aim of this project is to refactor EPW in preparation for future exascale computing architectures, and to enable efficient execution on leadership-class supercomputers of the U.S. Department of Energy. Additional tasks will include coordinating and facilitating the development of EPW as a com- munity code, coordinating the periodic releases of EPW in conjunction with the QE suite, interacting with QE developers, and providing user support through the user forum, online documentation, and training. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, materials science, or computer science. Experience with electronic structure codes based on density functional theory, software development, and high- performance computing is essential. Familiarity with large-scale software projects, revision control, con- tinuous integration, and code profiling are desirable. Prior experience with GPU architectures would be a plus. 

The appointed candidates will join the Center for Quantum Materials Engineering within the Oden Institute and the Department of Physics at UT Austin, and will interact closely with software engineers at TACC, the Texas Advanced Computing Center. TACC is located minutes from the UT campus and hosts Frontera, the 5th most powerful supercomputer in the world. It is anticipated that this project could lead to subsequent employment in a software engineering role at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, depending on performance and mutual interest. 

For more information on this project, please feel free to contact:

Feliciano Giustino, Ph.D.
W. A “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Quantum Materials Engineering,
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences
Professor of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin

How to Apply

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