As one of Europe's leading facilities for high-performance computing, HLRS is a diverse community of scientists, engineers, and other professionals focused on discovering and developing new applications of powerful digital technologies and computer science methods.

The High-Performance Computing Centre Stuttgart (HLRS) is Germany's first national supercomputing centre. It operates one of the fastest supercomputers in the world and offers access to supercomputers for universities and research institutions as well as industrial partners. HLRS also holds a leading position worldwide in the research areas of parallel computing, cloud computing and high-performance data analytics and is significantly involved in international and national research projects.

To further evolve our activities in the areas of Engineering and Global System Sciences, utilizing HPC and associated technologies (e.g. high-performance data analytics and artificial intelligence), in national and international activities, especially in two Centres of Excellence on European level, namely EXCELLERAT 2 and HIDALGO 2, we offer a vacancy as 

Technical Project Manager - HPC in Engineering
(100%; f/m/x; up to TV-L 13; scientific employee)

Your tasks:
You will be working in an international team of scientists, focusing on the application of HPC and associated technologies in the engineering domain.
Specifically, you will take over responsibility of the coordination of the technical execution and orchestration of European projects, identify and analyse the applicability of HPC methodologies to potential use cases and work on prototyping of success stories in close collaboration with the centre’s partners and users. The target of your work will be to support the expansion of the centres expertise and foster its position in the European engineering and/or global system science community.
Your role is a management role, where you bring in your technical expertise and guide and monitor the project participants to achieve the goals of the project.
Furthermore, you will represent HLRS at internal and external meetings, events and conferences with particular focus on the engineering domain. The position also involves the coordination of the acquisition phase for external funding (e.g. through project proposals) and the alignment of contributions of our international network to these activities.


  • A university degree, ideally in the area of engineering or computer science, ideally complemented by a PhD degree
  • Knowledge of modern HPC systems (i.e. simulations, parallel applications and capability computing)
  • Good knowledge in state-of-the-art simulation methods like CFD
  • Confident attitude and very good communication skills
  • Strong focus on creativity, proactivity, conceptual thinking and continuous improvement including the ability to work under own initiative
  • Good language skills in English

Ideally, your profile will be supplemented by:

  • Experience in (technical) project coordination and management
  • Initial experience in the utilization of HPC systems
  • Experience and knowledge in High Performance Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Good knowledge in project planning and administration tools
  • Language skills in the German language or willingness to learn the language in a short timeframe


  • A professional working environment in a highly motivated team 
  • Opportunities of courses and trainings on the job
  • A wide range of sports activities at the University of Stuttgart
  • The social benefits of the public service
  • Salary and the working conditions based on a collective labor agreement (TV-L) 
  • The environment and infrastructure you need to deliver peak performance

The contract for this full-time position is restricted in accordance with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz WissZeitVG for about 4 years. However, dependent on the project situation, HLRS typically advocates for a contract extension. The working conditions as well as the salary are determined by the regulations for public servants, specifically TV-L (Tarifvertrag der Länder).

Your application:
Please send us your meaningful application until February 8th, 2023 as a single PDF file including motivation letter, resume, certificates and references, stating the reference number of the position “HLRS_02_2023” desired in the subject line exclusively by e-mail to: bewerbungen(at)

More information about the projects can be found here: and
In an effort to strengthen the presence of female workers in the scientific areas, the University of Stuttgart invites women to apply for this job opening. Full-time positions may be turned into part-time positions. Disabled people will have priority as long as equally qualified. The recruitment process will be handled by the central administration of the University of Stuttgart (Rektoramt).

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