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One of Germany's three national supercomputing centers, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart is one of Europe's leading facilities for computational research. We are able to maintain this position due to the creativity, skills, dedication, and hard work of our talented employees.

If you have related skills, experience, and interests, we want to hear from you! Please review our current job listings:

If you are interested in working at HLRS but do not currently see a job opening related to your skills, we invite you to send an unsolicited application. We cannot guarantee an immediate response, but will keep promising applications on file in case a relevant position becomes available.

Work on cutting edge science and technology

Being a German national supercomputing center means that HLRS operates state of the art technologies for high-performance computing and related disciplines. Doing so means that our staff is made up of experts in the latest IT technologies and computer science methods for simulation, data analysis, visualization, artificial intelligence, and other fields.

Our staff empowers scientists and engineers working in a wide range of disciplines, meaning that working at HLRS is a great way to support cutting-edge discovery and technology development. Through our participation in dozens of funded research projects, we are also paving the way for the future of supercomputing.

Benefits and work-life balance

HLRS is a central institution of the University of Stuttgart and a public institution, meaning that it is able to provide a comprehensive salary and benefits package that rewards the contributions of its employees. We offer:

  • Collective agreement regulated working conditions (Tarifvertrag der Länder, TV-L)
  • Competitive salary in accordance with the TV-L
  • 30 days of vacation annually
  • Possibility for additional pension contribution
  • Corporate health management
  • Contribution for monthly public transportation pass
  • Continuing professional education and training
  • Free German language courses through the University of Stuttgart language center
  • Access to sports activities and facilities at the University of Stuttgart
  • On-site activities to promote wellness

HLRS also fosters a positive, collegial work environment, and promotes socialization among employees by organizing biannual staff parties and an annual off-site field trip.

A diverse community

HLRS is a leader in high-performance computing because it welcomes the experience and expertise of employees from around the world. Indeed, HLRS is proud that its staff members come from more than 15 countries. This fosters a dynamic, multicultural work environment in which cultural exchange is welcome and valued.

Although knowledge of the German language is advantageous, communication at HLRS also regularly takes place in English, facilitating a quick exchange of expertise and ideas among employees from different backgrounds.

Internationally connected

HLRS is well networked internationally. We participate in dozens of collaborative research projects, working closely with academic and industrial team members from across Europe to address key problems facing the future of high-performance computing. For our employees this can lead to opportunities to make connections outside of HLRS that can aid career advancement.

Additionally, HLRS has formal collaboration agreements with leading high-performance computing centers in Asia, Russia, and the United States, offering opportunities for knowledge sharing through periodic meetings and staff exchange programs.

Commitment to diversity

HLRS welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.

We are committed to increasing the number of women pursuing careers in the sciences, and strongly encourage qualified women to apply. In some cases, it may be possible to accommodate individual needs such as child-raising responsibilities by changing full-time positions into part-time positions.

HLRS also gives priority to disabled applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to those of other applicants.

Stuttgart: a great place to live

Stuttgart is the capital city of the state of Baden-Württemberg and one of Germany's most important technology hubs. Home to major international brands including Daimler, Porsche, and Bosch, the region is also distinguished by its large community of small and medium-sized high-tech companies, which constitute a major engine powering Germany's prosperity. Among the leading industries in the region are mobility, aerospace, engineering, finance, IT, media, and the creative industries.

With a population of approximately 600,000, Stuttgart has for decades been one of Germany's most multicultural cities, priding itself on welcoming people from all over the world. It is also known for being a family-friendly city, with many facilities and programs for children and families.

In addition to being an economic powerhouse, Stuttgart is also one of Germany's top cities for arts and culture. In 2018 it was for the fourth time ranked number one among all German cities for its wide range of cultural offerings, including some of Europe's leading theaters and museums. Dozens of popular music, film, theater, and food festivals also take place here every year, meaning that there are always stimulating and enjoyable ways to spend your free time.

Stuttgart's cosmopolitan flair is matched by its closeness to nature. The city center contains several large parks, and is surrounded by hills topped with forested nature preserves, vineyards, and majestic views. Additionally, an extensive and well-connected network of cycling routes makes it easy to explore the surrounding countryside. Also nearby are the Swabian Jura and the Black Forest, which offer quaint half-timbered towns as well as invigorating opportunities for outdoor sports. For longer weekends and vacations, the high peaks of the Swiss and Austrian Alps can be reached in just a few hours.