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High Performance Computing Lab Engineer

Apply Now Job ID: R0000064285 schedule: Full time Location: 100 Mathilda Pl, Sunnyvale, California, United States, 94086;



The High-Performance Computing (HPC) team at Target makes the impossible – possible. Our products range from Stream Computing to Neural Computing. We enable teams at Target to stream, filter, transform, and analyze high-bandwidth data in real-time, and also provide tools for data engineers and other team members to analyze and act on their data. 


In order to create the fastest, most optimal algorithms for Stream Computing and Neural computing we need to experiment, testing new algorithms and new types of hardware. Our brand new HPC Lab will allow us to run experiments on new experimental hardware, from new types of GPUs, Tensor Processors, Neuromorphic processors, to low-cost, low-energy solutions such as networks of Raspberry-Pi boards or Jetson-Nano boards.


The High-Performance Computing Lab Engineer will manage the HPC Lab, configure and maintain all server-based systems, design and implement communication networks for server-based systems and board-based systems, design and implement experimental frameworks, build software to manage and run the experiments.  The HPC Lab Engineer will work closely with the HPC Stream Computing team, the HPC Neural Computing team, the Infrastructure and Operations team at Target headquarters, and hardware vendors.


  • Configuration and maintenance of local and remote servers (all IT-related items)
  • Design and implementation of board-based systems (potentially build a raspberry-pi/jetson-nano-based supercomputer, including all required electronics)
  • Design and implementation of experiments, working together with other HPC team members
  • Design the implementation and software to manage all servers
  • Design software to manage and control all experimental setups
  • Interact with vendors
  • Manage network security


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • In-depth understanding of computer hardware
  • In-depth understanding of general IT
  • In-depth understanding of networking
  • Some experience with electronics at board-level
  • Deep understanding of computer performance, benchmarking, latency, throughput
  • Good knowledge of C (or C++).
  • Good knowledge of scripting languages
  • Ability to analyze systems at all levels
  • Ability to make decisions based on strict scientific analysis
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to create, innovate, think out-of-the box
  • Collaborative personality, able to engage in interactive discussions with the rest of the team

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