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Postdoctoral Appointee - Intelligent Edge Computing Architectures - Remote

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693588

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Join Sandia National Laboratories’ Scalable Computer Architectures R&D team, recognized for pioneering hardware analysis and codesign in the United States. We seek a hard-working postdoctoral appointee researcher to innovate in computing hardware, enhancing performance, cost-efficiency, power consumption, and reliability across diverse applications. Every day in our team is different because of rapid technological change in the industry. We work at the leading edge of hardware design to provide future directions for Sandia's computing users. The successful candidate will help define future computing paradigms for Sandia’s mission-critical operations.

You will help design and optimize heterogenous computer architectures leveraging novel computing hardware to enable high-performance in and space, weight, and power (SWaP) constrained systems. This will involve working with algorithm and application experts to codesign architectures for high reliability in high-consequence, safety-critical systems. Our team is analyzing performance requirements for future autonomous systems and developing novel computing accelerators, including accelerators based on analog hardware.

On any given day you’ll be asked to:

  • Develop novel edge system architectures for high-performance SWaP-constrained systems.

  • Work with experts across the computing stack, from devices to algorithms, to codesign architectures to maximize performance and efficiency.

  • Collaborate with cross-disciplinary experts, from device specialists to algorithm developers, to codesign architectures that maximize efficiency and performance.

  • Contribute to the development of SST, Sandia’s architectural simulator framework ( http://sst-simulator.org/ ), Sandia’s analog computing simulator ( https://cross-sim.sandia.gov/ ), and/or associated modules to analyze novel architectures.

  • Estimate energy, reliability, area, and cost of simulated components.

  • Use architectural simulators to analyze workloads and applications relevant to autonomous systems for both general purpose systems and Sandia’s Mission activities.

  • Prepare timely reports, papers, and presentations describing significant results for dissemination within the broader computer architecture research community.

    Postdoctoral Appointee Salary is $95,500.00/annual for NM Location.

    The selected applicant can be a remote 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:

  • Possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field

  • Experience with processor, memory, hardware accelerators, or other hardware components

  • Experience in developing hardware modeling and simulation tools (SST, Gem5, FireSim, etc) to characterize performance

  • Evidence of relevant technical expertise in computer science and/or computer engineering via peer-reviewed publications, research, patents, and/or technical advances

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with edge computing designs, managing power and performance tradeoffs

  • Knowledge of computer architecture trends with a special emphasis on emerging and unconventional computing systems

  • Experience modeling novel computing hardware including non-von Neumann systems

  • Experience working on inter-disciplinary teams for system codesign

  • Experience in hardware prototyping and simulation

  • Experience with Hardware Description Languages (e.g., SystemVerilog, Chisel, Verilog, etc.)

  • Proven track record of interpersonal communication skills

About Our Team:

The Scalable Computer Architectures department leads responsibilities for specifying and developing future generations of high-performance computing systems to meet a broad cross-section of Sandia's national security missions.

The team has three principal activities:

  • Advanced hardware optimization and codesign which includes development of best-of-class simulation and emulation technologies.

  • Advanced architecture testbeds and the Vanguard advanced system prototype projects which deploy first-of-a-kind hardware systems to evaluate the relevance and opportunity to Sandia partners.

  • The application performance team which leads initial application porting and performance evaluation on next-generation computer systems. The department is a source of collaboration and outreach with leading computing vendors and academics, and, collaborates with a broad spectrum of mission organizations to help develop leadership-class hardware solutions.

    Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

    Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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.

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.

EEO:

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

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.

Job ID: 693588

Job Family: 92

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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Benefits

  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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