Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational Geometry Linking Scientist 1 (Scientist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

LANL develops large scale, massively parallel, multi-physics simulation codes employed by a broad user base. Within XCP-1, the SimTools Team develops and maintains geometry modeling, mesh generation, code to code linking, and simulation management software for the LANL users of these multi-physics simulation codes. The SimTools Team currently has an opening for an entry-level software developer in the general area of code linking.

The successful candidate will be involved in the research and development of simulation links between various code types such as, finite element codes (especially Abaqus) to finite volume and other codes. The candidate will complete implementation of these methods into production code (using excellent software development practices), the testing of these methods, and educating and supporting users as they adopt these methods. As such, the ability to work well in a team environment is extremely important, as is the ability to interact with users in an efficient and productive manner.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Effectively work as part of a team

  • Proficiency with C++ and Python programming on Linux systems

  • Experience as user of Abaqus

  • Self-starter; demonstrated initiative for continuous learning and development in area of expertise

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance (which normally requires U.S. citizenship and always requires a drug-free life)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with extension of Abaqus, including adding user subroutines and/or using the Abaqus python script interface

  • Experience developing geometric modeling software such as CAD systems and/or libraries

  • Working knowledge of mesh generation methods and algorithms, such as block-structured meshing, paving, and advancing front triangle/tetrahedral meshing

  • Experience developing and/or using computational physics software (e.g., CFD, FEA, Eulerian and/or Lagrange hydrodynamics, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of both distributed and shared memory parallel programming and associated libraries (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, OpenCL, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of GUI development with Qt and/or data visualization with OpenGL

  • Experience working with job submission and batch processing systems, such as LSF, MOAB, etc.

  • Working knowledge of scientific data analysis and visualization techniques

  • Web development experience (REST, HTML5, JavaScript, etc.)

  • Active Q clearance

Education:

MS or PhD in applied mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, or related field, or equivalent experience is strongly preferred.

Notes to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a letter of interest describing how they meet the required and desired qualifications for the position.

Recent Ph.D. applicants not meeting all the requirements for the Scientist 1 position may be considered for a postdoctoral appointment.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

  • Disability insurance

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Maximum Salary: 131000

Minimum Salary: 80100

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: XCP-1: LAGRANGIAN CODES

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Computational Geometry Linking Scientist 1 (Scientist 1)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68670