Sandia National Laboratories R&D Computer Scientist - Solid Mechanics (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking a Computer Scientist to join the Solid Mechanics (SM) agile code development team. This role offers the opportunity to work across many software teams, including Solid Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Thermal Fluids, Sierra Took Kit, Plato, and others.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Develop, implement, and verify algorithms and numerical techniques in support of the national security integrated codes applications of the laboratories
- Work within agile software development environment team rooms on codes that involve research but are also production quality
- Ensure codes are performant on next generation computing platforms at the petaflop level including work on advanced and applied research topics towards enabling exascale capability
- Contribute to other efforts, such as: intrinsic verification and validation methods, inverse problems, reduced order models, failure modeling capabilities, such as X-FEM, multi-length scale sub-modeling capabilities, robust and high performing contact algorithms, highly scalable equation solvers, or code design options for next generation computer hardware
- Bachelor’s and PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related STEM discipline
- Experience with C++ programming, UNIX/Linux environment
- Experience with Computational Solid Mechanics
- Experience with computer software engineering concepts
- Experience with software quality and testing practices
- Experience with high performance and parallel computation concepts
- Excellent communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
- Experience teaming with other software teams and users of software
- Ability to obtain and hold a Q clearance
- Depth and breadth in several aspects of computational mechanics (e.g., equations solvers, element formulations, multi-scale approaches, data structures, coupled physics)
- Strong background in applied mathematics, mechanics, and software development
- Experience developing and creating tests for large scale software applications
- Experience with the finite element method
- Experience with structural dynamics, parallel computing environments with MPI and threads, and agile software development experience
- Experience with V&V and credibility concepts and practice
- Experience with test driven development
- Proven research capability
- Experience excelling within an agile software development team room environment
The Department develops advanced, massively parallel simulation codes for solid mechanics and structural dynamics. This includes the development of advanced linear and nonlinear solution algorithms, contact mechanics, finite element formulations, and research in advanced computational algorithms for continuum and noncontinuum mechanics.
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*
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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