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Intern - Formal Methods, R&D Undergrad Summer

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 692767

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Intern - Formal Methods, R&D Undergrad Summer intern to help with our formal methods research and development.

As an intern in Sandia's Digital Foundations and Mathematics Department, you will help advance formal methods computer science projects under the direction of Sandia technical staff.

On any given day, you may contribute to any of the following activities:

  • Formal Systems Specification and Model Based Design

  • Formal verification of systems software (compilers and firmware) and hardware designs

  • Mathematics related to computer science (e.g., Logic, Category Theory, Algebraic Geometry)

  • Rigorous study of resilience of out of nominal systems

  • Formal verification of floating-point numerical algorithms

  • Applying formal methods to large scale, high performance computing codes

Qualifications We Require:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program

  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizen, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Work on site in Livermore CA / Hybrid options

  • Experience using Coq proof assistant and related libraries ideally including at least one of: Compcert/Clight, VST, Coquelicot, Flocq, Mathematical Components

  • An understanding of Separation Logic

  • Strong technical skills, especially demonstrated expertise/skill in Coq

  • Experience in at least one of the following programming languages: Haskell, OCaml, Scheme, C, Coq, Isabelle/HoL

  • Experience in formal verification and systems programming

  • Experience applying formal verification to evaluate numerical integration schemes

  • Strong mathematical background in discrete mathematics.

  • Experience debugging software and knowledge of software engineering design principles

  • Applicants must be comfortable working in a collaborative environment as part of a team of engineers and researchers

  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills

  • The ideal candidate will have an interest in or experience with conducting self-driven research.

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.

About Our Team:

Our departments (Digital Foundations & Mathematics 1 & 2) develop and maintain multiple technical capabilities. We develop and apply tools for the formal verification of digital systems, for electrical modeling and simulation analyses, and we develop computing accelerators for extreme environments. We are always interested in candidates with cross-disciplinary skillsets who can contribute to one or more of our programs.

The formal verification activities include formal methods analysis of hardware and software; modeling and simulation of digital or software systems; synthesis of hardware (digital logic) or software to meet formal specifications; binary analysis (developing a custom lifter capability); and development of specialized software utilizing advanced mathematics to meet customer needs.

The electrical modeling and simulation work printed circuit board level analysis of new systems in extreme environments, development of new capabilities in Sandia’s internal PSPICE solver Xyce, and support for the Sandia device modelling teams.

Our work on computing accelerators includes both modeling and designing novel fault tolerant architectures and new analog neuromorphic in-memory computing accelerators.

Our departments (Digital Foundations & Mathematics 1 & 2) consists mostly of researchers with backgrounds in computer science, analysis of programming languages and domain specific languages, high-performance computing, physics, electrical engineering, electrical circuit modeling & simulation & analysis, and neuromorphic computing architectures. We collaborate and team closely with organizations across Sandia and a broad spectrum of external partners.

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:

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 who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as 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 for Federal 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.

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.

Job ID: 692767

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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 California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilities
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schools
  • Vineyards
  • Beaches
  • State Parks
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchises
  • Art haven
  • Proximity to SF Bay Area

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