Support Engineer
Royal Institute of Technology

Support Engineer at PDC

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The PDC Center for High Performance Computing is the leading Swedish supercomputing center hosted at KTH. It operates state-of-the-art computational and storage resources. Amongst these systems Beskow is a 2.4 petaflops Cray XC-40 system with over 67,000 cores.

PDC is looking for one-two person to help with several of the following tasks during the spring and summer 2021, starting as soon as possible:

  • answering support questions from the PDC's users.
  • participating in the PDC user support team.
  • communicating with PDC's system staff and application experts to find answers to more advanced user questions.
  • writing and testing documentation for PDC's resources.
  • helping PDC system staff with everyday work.
  • monitoring PDC resources.
  • installing and testing software on PDC resources.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



MSc or BSc students with an interest in hardware or software aspects of computing are invited to apply.
You need to be able to use Linux-based systems and communicate in English with ease.
It is also important that you can work independently and that you are capable to interact effectively within the group.

Preferred qualifications

Prior experience of using PDC’s systems is an advantage, for instance, through previous attendance at the PDC Summer School or having used the PDC systems in other ways.  If you are the kind of person who takes the initiative when things need to be done, that will be a definite plus! Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

The work is organized, so you work at PDC two to four half-days per week.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


The application should include the following:

  • curriculum vitae.
  • a brief description of why the applicant is interested in the position.

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

Temporary employment until August 31, 2021, part time 20-40%, starting date according to agreement.

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 20-40%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2021-0366
Gert Svensson,
Maria Engman, HR,
Published 12.Mar.2021
Last application date 09.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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