Job Vacancy | HPC Application Analyst
HPC Application Analyst

This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate or early career individual looking to further their skills in High Performance Computing. The post has an emphasis on application performance analysis, and code optimization. You’ll initially work as part of a small supportive team contributing to the EU Centre of Excellence POP but will also have the opportunity to work on a range of commercial and software development projects in our Manchester office. The team will be around you to bounce ideas off, but you’ll also be allowed autonomy to apply your growing expertise. The project has many different technical components and we’ll give you the freedom to find your niche.

Why NAG?

We have had a presence in the scientific software industry for 50 years, but this doesn’t mean we are resting on our laurels! We also partner and/or provide consulting and services to some of the biggest names in the game, including AMD, ARM, Google, Intel and Microsoft to name but a few and have some very exciting work starting in the near future. We are expanding the team as existing members are applying their recently developed skills to these high-profile projects and this is where you come in!

Increasing your knowledge will be part of your make up, you’ll be passionate about developing your HPC skills and will be a valuable part of our technical knowledge base. We understand that developing your skills is not just about learning as part of your day to day work and we provide regular knowledge sharing events as well as training when required. You’ll find relevant conferences to attend to allow you to get to know your industry peers.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A BSc or MSc (or equivalent) in an applied science;
  • Experience programming with at least one of Fortran, C, C++ or Python;
  • Some experience with one of MPI, OpenMP, CUDA or another parallel programming language.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working directly with users of the POP service to help them understand how well their software performs;
  • Making improvements to user’s code;
  • Contributing to business development in POP including finding new user and promoting the project through blog posts and webinars;
  • Travel within Europe to collaborate with users and POP colleagues outside of NAG.

Culture and Benefits

Despite being 50 years old this year, NAG is a constantly evolving company that is seeking to provide timeless technical and mathematical expertise within a fast changing world and its success relies on you bringing your experience, opinion and energy to strengthen us even further. We value our staff and know the importance of developing you into your new role here and the future projects you will work on. You will be given all the tools and autonomy you need to advance your career in scientific computing.

We provide a host of benefits including a competitive salary,  private health care (we cover the tax on your premium too!), 30 days annual leave (with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days) and a generous pension scheme to which we contribute over 20% of your salary. You’ll also enjoy free travel insurance, as well as life insurance as part of our pension scheme, we also recognise the benefits of flexible working. Our structure means that we get to know each employee as an individual and the contribution their work brings to our success as an organisation, allowing us to recognise and reward our rising stars.

All our employees have a voice. We encourage curious behaviour and are always open to suggestions on how we can work better. We maintain a staff forum as well as a staff board member and are a small and friendly team who work in a supportive atmosphere.


Want to apply, but want more details? If you’d like to discuss the position in more detail, please drop us an email and we’ll get right back to you for an informal chat.

We believe that a diverse workforce helps us develop innovative products and services. To enable this, we operate a blind recruitment process and all information with the potential to introduce conscious or unconscious bias will be redacted during the shortlisting process.

If you are interested in joining the team, please send us your CV/resumé with a covering letter of application to

Please state clearly that you are currently eligible to work in the United Kingdom without obtaining any additional permit or authorisation.

Closing date: Friday 5th June 2020

Initial online screening interviews will take place w/c 15th June and second interviews within the following two weeks.