What You Will Do
The Eulerian Codes Group (XCP-2) in X-Computational Physics Division is seeking a master's- or doctoral-level career scientist / engineers with interests and experience in research software engineering or computer science. The Eulerian Codes Group develops and maintains large scale, massively parallel multi-physics codes as part of the Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Program. The duties of our developers include the 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 High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, development of requirements for next-generation HPC platforms, routine software releases, 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.
XCP-2 maintains the Eulerian AMR numerical simulation tools for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s national security design community, the Inertial Confinement Fusion High Energy Density Physics user community as well as University collaborators researching astrophysical phenomena. In this role, XCP-2 develops intricate computational simulation tools to model highly-coupled nonlinear multi-physics problems within an Eulerian framework; exercised on massively parallel state-of-the-art computing platforms. Our projects bring together a diverse community of computer and physical scientific expertise to develop multi-physics models for advanced predictive software capabilities. We serve as the interface to judiciously integrate into LANL’s Eulerian simulation tools, results produced from coordinated efforts between experimentalists and physical model developers. XCP-2 ensures that state-of-the-art Eulerian numerical techniques are robustly integrated; executing code development, testing, and support, within an environment adhering to Software Quality Assurance (SQA) guidelines. In support of the national-security programs and mission of the Laboratory, the successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at both classified and unclassified professional conferences. Applicants in all career stages will be considered.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Professional knowledge and 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)
Experience in development of parallel multi-physics simulation codes
Experience in performance analysis, especially of parallel multi-physics simulation codes
Experience in performance optimization of simulation codes, especially by exploiting GPUs or other specialized HPC hardware
Experience using LANL or other DOE HPC systems
Active Q clearance
Master's degree or PhD in computer science, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. A minimum of a BS is required.
Notes to Applicants:
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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.
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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.
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