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Simulation Engineer / Exascale simulation infrastructure architect

Enable pathfinding for next generation AI/HPC architectures under a technology, architecture, application co-design regime.




Electronics & Engineering

What you will do

The Compute System Architecture (CSA) unit at imec desires to build zetta-scale AI/HPC hardware and software solutions co-designed. We are backed by a broad in-house R&D expertise, creating a new AI computing paradigm that will move the industry forward for many years to come. Designed in tune with advanced silicon geometry, novel communication technology, our architecture provides high-performance AI computing solutions in reliability, security, and power consumption at scale. We analyze emerging usage models, build hardware and software prototypes for data-driven computing hardware capable of zetta-scale performance.

We are looking for a simulation infrastructure architect to be part of our infrastructure modeling team to help path find for next generation AI/HPC architectures under a technology, architecture, application co-design regime. Your role in the team spans a combination of the following responsibilities: development of the simulation infrastructure and integration of component models (cycle-accurate/cycle-level detail); optimization of the simulation infrastructure (distributed / shared memory based parallel execution); working with component/system/workload modelling architects and propose and take initiatives to adapt simulation methodology and to manage design of experiments to enable efficient pathfinding.

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.

Who you are

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree in Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • Strong C/C++ skills with relevant programming skills (e.g., python, high-performance parallel programming / MPI / OpenMP / ...) working in a Linux/Unix environment.
  • Strong debugging and analytical skills to debug modelling / performance issues.
  • Hands-on experience with modelling (functional and/or performance/PPA): e.g., SystemC /Gem5 /Sniper / Any-other
  • Good understanding of computer architecture fundamentals, e.g., multi-core systems, cache / memory hierarchy, NoCs, MMUs,
  • Organized, and familiar with and follow good CI/CD practices with tools such as Jira, Git
  • You have strong communication skills in English, allowing you to perform well in a multicultural team and in close collaboration with our partners.
  • You quickly embrace new technological paradigms.
  • Pragmatic and concise in your approach, you enjoy working with a focus on (collaborative) problem solving.

How can we help?

The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.

We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.