1+ months

Computational Scientist/Engineer - Scalable HPC Modeling and Analysis

Livermore, CA 94550

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking R&D Computer Scientists/Engineers who are interested in shaping the direction of parallel computing!

On any given day, staff in our department:

+ Engage with an agile team to research, design, and/or implement highly scalable concurrent runtimes and algorithms targeting emerging architectural platforms

+ Collaborate with diverse groups of domain experts to understand requirements, co-design/development of scalable computer systems, and/or applications

+ Develop fault diagnosis and recovery, risk mitigation, and co-design methods to improve the resilience of exascale and emerging platforms and applications experiencing hardware or software anomalies

+ Work closely with engineering analysis and software teams to ensure that the workflow infrastructure can support analysts developing credible models for ND impact

The selected applicant can be a virtual worker located in any U.S. State or District of Columbia. Regular or periodic travel to your assigned work location may be required.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in STEM with a least five years’ experience; or Masters’ degree in STEM with at least one year of experience; or PhD in STEM; or 13 years of relevant engineering or scientific experience

+ Demonstrated proficiency with code development and software engineering

+ Ability to hold a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Demonstrated written- and verbal-communication skills

+ Ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary research environment on problems in a variety of domains

+ Proficiency in solving problems, prioritizing work, and making decisions

+ Proficiency with high-performance computing platforms and tools

+ Experience with one or more of the following areas: delivering production software; object oriented programming in C#, Java, or C++; GUI development; simulation process and data management; agile software development methodology; version control systems; and/or detailing software requirements and design

+ Familiarity with the processes for obtaining and managing research funding, including building project teams, writing grants and progress reports, and working with sponsors

+ Evidence of professional service to the community, such as service on diversity and inclusion committees, program committees, workshop organization, and/or editorial work

About Our Team:

The Computer Sciences and Information Systems Center is the home of computer science and information systems work and capabilities at Sandia's California site. We have capabilities that span across multiple computer science and information systems disciplines. Our activities include computational science and mathematics research, high performance computing, visualization systems research and development, problem solving environments, information security research and operations, and network operations.

The Scalable Modeling and Analysis Department is home to a diverse community of researchers that leverage high-performance computing (HPC) technologies to solve challenging problems for multiple National Security mission partners. Researchers in this department are involved in a wide variety of projects, including accelerating scientific simulations with GPUs and asynchronous programming models; designing software that automatically dispatches parallel simulation and analysis tasks to different HPC platforms; tensor algorithm development; advanced architecture fault tolerance method development; architecture simulation software development and comparison of simulation results to real-world hardware measurements.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 683183



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-20 Expires: 2022-08-19

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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