Postdoctoral Appointee - Scalable Computing Systems
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Livermore, CA
- Job Number: 7060441 (Ref #: 669126)
- Posting Date: Sep 17, 2019
Job DescriptionAre you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to join our dynamic team and work in the areas of computer science or related fields on scalable computing systems. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Collaborate with our researchers to conduct an innovative research in (extreme-scale) system performance modeling, programming models, resilience/fault-tolerance, and many-task paradigms that can support scientific computing (e.g., 3-D FEM physics simulation) at exascale. + Work with multi-disciplinary teams to successfully accomplish these objectives. + Partner with the extreme-scale resilience team, the programming model team, the HPC architecture performance modeling team, and the file and network subsystem team.
+ You have a Ph.D. degree in computer science or a closely related field (must have been conferred within 5 years prior to employment) + You have evidence of relevant and exceptional achievements in scalable systems research and development, as demonstrated in the form of technical publications, presentations, software verification tools, and/or knowledge of applications + You have experience with code development (modern C++)
Ideally, your background will also include some of the following: + Ability to work in a collaborative research environment on problems in a variety of domains; + Proficiency in solving problems, prioritizing work, and making decisions; + The candidate should have some experience with one or more areas in the following:
- Programming model and runtime software development
- System programming for memory and I/O subsystems
- Architecture simulation and network architecture
- Compiler-based code optimization (such as LLVM)
- Accelerator and FPGA programming
- Scientific Computing (linear algebra, nonlinear optimization, PDEs, etc.)
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.
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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia and will require uncleared access for greater than 179 during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral 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.