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Los Alamos National Laboratory Data Science at Scale Team / (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC74445


Job Title Data Science at Scale Team / (Scientist 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name CCS-7 / Applied Computer Science

Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

What You Will Do

The Applied Computer Science group (CCS-7) is the Laboratory’s vanguard research organization for scientific applications at extreme scale. The four focus areas of the group are (1) applications, algorithms, and hardware co-design; (2) collaborative programming and development of scientific applications; (3) programming models, runtime systems and tools; and (4) data science and visualization at scale. Projects are funded by a variety of federal funding agencies and typically involve collaborations inside and outside of the Laboratory, in line with the group’s commitment to engage with theoretical, experimental, and computer-systems scientists to develop integrated, cross-disciplinary solutions at extreme scale.

CCS-7 invites applicants for a position of Scientist 2 to join the Data Science at Scale Team and strengthen our existing efforts in the design, development, and support of the next generation of open source software products that enable large scale scientific data analysis and visualization. Current projects include both web-based and cross-platform software development. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver software products that begin with requirements development, progress through prototyping, and end in supported open source projects with continuous integration, testing and thorough documentation. The ideal candidate will be able to create solutions to novel problems in scientific data analysis and visualization, develop reusable components, and maintain the active communication (support, bug and feature requests, and user-support questions) that enables an open source software project to be successful.

Our software projects often require creative direction from developers, and include meeting with scientists, visualization experts and research funders to elicit requirements, identify analysis and visualization needs, and develop solutions to complex problems in analysis and visualization of complex data. This may include such areas as high dimensional data visualization, interactive visualization and querying into large artifact databases, development of web- and browser-based user interfaces, workflow development, and development of cross-platform applications.

The Data Science at Scale Team is a world leader in extreme scale scientific visualization and data analysis. Our software is used around the world on some of the most complex simulations run on high performance computing (HPC) centers.

Scientist 2 ($89,900-$148,300)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Design, develop and maintain open source analysis and visualization tools, using industry-standard methods of continuous integration, testing and documentation.

  • Author publications of a quality that can be accepted at leading visualization and computing conferences such as IEEE VisWeek, IEEE Supercomputing.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster professional relationships in technical areas of expertise.

  • Demonstrated experience with programming languages such as C++, Python and web-based languages such as Javascript.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing successful software products in a team setting, using current industry standard practices for software design, development, quality and testing.

  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis, visualization, computer graphics, and information visualization.

  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively to complete project deliverables under deadlines.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with cross-platform development libraries such as Qt.

  • Experience with current web-based toolkits and infrastructures.

  • Experience with VTK and/or ParaView.

  • A demonstrated history of technical or academic publications.

Education: The ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree in Computer Science.

Notes to Applicants:

  • A CV or resume is required. A detailed cover letter that addresses the applicant’s qualifications for this position is also required.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences (CCS) Division is a scientific research and development organization working in five principal mission areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory: basic science and technology research programs; climate and energy programs; global security programs; the nuclear weapons program; and information science and technology. The division is comprised of scientists focused on impactful research and development in fundamental computer science, computational physics, statistics, and applied mathematics. CCS Division bridges the computational sciences that are central to scientific discovery and innovation with external partners and laboratory programs to solve complex and fundamental problems ranging from metagenomics to nuclear energy.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann

Email mbroge@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC74445