What You Will Do
LANL develops large scale, massively parallel, multiphysics simulation codes employed by a broad user base. Within XCP-1, the Lynx Team develops and maintains code to code linking software for the LANL users of these multiphysics simulation codes. The Lynx Team currently has an opening for an entry level software developer in the general area of code linking.
The successful candidate 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. The candidate 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:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Effectively work as part of a team
Proficiency with C++ and Python programming on Linux systems
Self-starter; demonstrated initiative for continuous learning and development in area of expertise
Experience with extension of Abaqus, including adding user subroutines and/or using the Abaqus python script interface
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
Active Q clearance
MS or PhD in applied mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, or related field, or equivalent experience is strongly preferred.
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. Recent Ph.D. applicants not meeting all the requirements for the Scientist 1 position may be considered for a postdoctoral appointment.
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.
New-Employment Drug Test:
- 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.
The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
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