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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Software Engineer for Multiphysics Codes (Scientist 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75838


Job Title Research Software Engineer for Multiphysics Codes (Scientist 3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name Lagrangian Codes

Minimum Salary 98900

Maximum Salary 165100

What You Will Do

Our Lagrangian Codes Group (XCP-1) is eagerly searching for scientists and professionals with experience in research software engineering. We develop and maintain large scale, massively parallel multi-physics codes as part of the Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program, and we are looking for a research software engineer to optimize scientific algorithms for performance on some of the most powerful and most advanced HPC systems in the world. You will be joining a software team that also focuses on modernization of core software infrastructure for performance portability, performance monitoring and analysis, development of novel I/O and visualization capabilities, application of DevOps practices in both development and production HPC environments, development of requirements for next-generation HPC platforms, and education and support of users as they adopt our products. We encourage mentoring for new staff to build skills quickly, and we work within a dynamic multi-physics team environment that facilitates productive and collaborative relationships with our software users, other software teams, and with theoreticians and experimentalists across LANL.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in applying robust software engineering practices to the development of scientific simulation software

  • Experience in mixed-language HPC software development, including in Fortran, C++, and Python

  • Ability to express ideas clearly in oral and written presentations

  • Experience as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team with minimal supervision

  • Proven ability to satisfy customer requirements by making sound programmatic and technical decisions

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including building effective relationships with users

  • Initiative for continuous learning and development

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance (which normally requires U.S. citizenship)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in development of parallel multi-physics simulation codes, especially codes that include continuum mechanics or plasma physics

  • Experience in performance optimization, especially of parallel multi-physics simulation codes

  • Experience in performance optimization of simulation codes, especially by exploiting GPUs, vector ISAs, or other specialized HPC hardware

  • Experience using LANL or other DOE HPC systems

  • Active Q clearance

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.

Education Required: PhD in computer science, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. A minimum of a BS is required.

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

Paid parental leave

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.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Email danaj@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC75838