Los Alamos National Laboratory Computer Scientist 1 (Scientist 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Join our world-class team! Now is your chance to make a difference in supporting our national security mission. The XCP-4 (Continuum Models and Numerical Methods) is seeking applicants for Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD level computer scientists with interest in research software engineering. XCP-4 is responsible for the design and implementation of a wide variety of physical models including high explosive and turbulence models, and is a leader in the development of numerical methods for hydrodynamics simulations, remap and code linking algorithms, and more.
The successful candidate is expected to work in a team environment to develop and implement computational methods in code linking and remap software. The successful candidate will work in all parts of the development lifecycle to include software design and engineering, DevOps, user support and documentation. Code linking is a multi-disciplinary endeavor; therefore, 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:
Proficiency in at least one computer language such as C++, Python, or FORTRAN
Demonstrated use of modern software engineering practices such as git, code review and continuous integration systems
Self-starter; Demonstrated initiative for continuous learning and development in area of expertise.
Understanding of modern software design practices including object-oriented programming
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team of multi-disciplinary scientists
Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication through presentations, scientific reports, and journal publications
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s d degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s or PhD.
Understanding of functional programming
Experience with programming for novel architectures including GPUs
A thorough understanding of C+ Note to Applicants:
Applicants should submit a CV/resume and comprehensive cover letter addressing their qualifications, and how those qualifications meet the job requirements.
This position requires the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name King, Elanda Nicole
Vacancy Name: IRC85578
Organization Name XCP-4/Continuum Models & Numerical Methods
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC85578
Category: Information Technology