Los Alamos National Laboratory SimTools Post-Bachelor's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

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.

With the SimTools Team, you 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. You 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:

  • Must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in undergraduate school and obtained a BS or BA in applied mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, or related field no more than three academic years prior to the date of hire.

  • Demonstrated experience communicating complex coding processes and outcomes to audiences with varied levels of understanding.

  • Demonstrated experience effectively working in and contributing to a team environment.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with a modern programming language on Linux systems.

  • 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 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.)

  • Experience as a user of Abaqus

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

  • Active Q clearance

Notes to Applicants:

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

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.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s SimTools Team has an exciting opportunity for a post-baccalaureate in the general area of code linking. You will join a vital team, developing and maintaining geometry modeling, mesh generation, code to code linking, and simulation management software for the Laboratory users of our cutting-edge multiphysics simulation codes.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Montoya, Jessica M

Organization Name: XCP-1/Lagrangian Codes

Email: jessica_m@lanl.gov

Job Title: SimTools Post-Bachelor's Student

Appointment Type: UGS

Req ID: IRC69043