Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Applications Research to Production Team (Scientist 2/3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Weapons Applications Research to Production Team (Scientist 2/3/4)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name CCS-7 / Applied Computer Science

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2/Scientist 3/Scientist 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

As the successful candidate, you will join a team researching and developing the software architecture/infrastructure of current and future mission-oriented physics simulation projects. The focus is the performance portability of complex, multi-physics codes across a variety of high-performance computing (HPC) architectures, and scalable parallel performance for exascale-class machines.

Scientist 2 ($87,800 - $144,800)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Develop and optimize software routinely run on the world’s largest high-performance computers.

  • Work with team members to make modifications and additions to existing code and methods.

  • Design, document, and implement new methods and algorithms for current and future architectures.

  • Work both independently and collaboratively in technically diverse teams.

  • Present the results of research and development at conferences, workshops, and meetings.

Scientist 3 ($96,600 - $161,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Scientist 3 will be required to:

  • Work with limited direction, and contribute to technical decision making in areas of expertise.

  • Contribute to proposals and/or programmatic scope for research and implementation of new methods, frameworks and programming models.

  • Interact with people from other internal and external organizations and programs to create collaborations.

  • Mentor junior scientists and students.

Scientist 4 ($116,900 ‐ $197,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Scientist 4 will be required to:

  • Lead proposals and/or major components of programmatic work for self and others.

  • Establish and maintain collaborations both internally and externally to meet project needs.

  • Contribute to peer review of the work of others across organizations and disciplines nationally, including participation in related conference and workshop committees.

  • Work closely with high level project leads and program managers to ensure their projects are successful.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with an HPC language such as C/C++, Rust, or Fortran

  • Demonstrated experience in parallel/concurrent programming

  • Demonstrated ability to accept initial direction and requirements from technical project leads

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively to complete deliverables by a deadline

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 3:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Scientist 3 level requ i res:

  • Demonstrated experience with an HPC technology (e.g. MPI, GPUs, many-core) in delivered product

  • Demonstrated experience presenting the results of research at conferences, workshops and meetings

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in computer science and high-performance computing planning activities at a national or international level

Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 4:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Scientist 4 level requ i res:

  • Demonstrated senior technical leadership that brings various organizations, teams/individuals together with a common goal to create an efficient, cost effective, performance‐based solution to a particular problem/need

  • Advanced knowledge of or experience with large and complex high performance computing software

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate large‐scale projects to solve technology challenges

Desired Skills :

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary scientific environment

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance

Scientist 2 E ducation Required: A minimum of a B.S., or M.S. in Computer Science, Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Scientist 3 & Scientist 4 Education Required: A minimum of an M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

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.

  • 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

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 Applied Computer Science group (CCS-7) is the Laboratory's vanguard computer and computational science research organization for scientific applications at extreme scale. Staff apply advanced computing technologies and some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to address challenging questions in basic science and for the Laboratory’s national-security mission. The group’s research and development activities include data science, programming models and runtime systems, hardware co-design, scientific software libraries, future computer architectures, quantum computing, and exascale-class computational science.

Appointment Type Regular


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Contact Details

Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann

Email mbroge@lanl.gov

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Req ID: IRC70962