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Research Associate

LZ Data Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter Group at SLAC has an immediate opening for a Data Science Research Associate to prepare for the upcoming science phase. LZ is a liquid xenon time projection chamber with a 7-ton active target that will provide unprecedented sensitivity to dark matter. The focus of this appointment is to upgrade the LZ software stack (simulation, analysis, reconstruction) in preparation for the next generation of supercomputers at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate broadly in the LZ science program, including commissioning, operations, and science analysis.

The ideal candidate will have a background of demonstrated excellence in research and a recent PhD in experimental particle physics, computer science, astronomy, or related field; or have completed the requirements for such a degree prior to starting the position. Familiarity with multicore computing, large-scale data handling, standard HEP software frameworks (ROOT, Gaudi, Geant4) and machine learning tools are highly beneficial. This is a 24 months fixed term position with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance. Assignment duration is contingent upon project needs and funding. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for an appointment at the Project Scientist level.

Location: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, USA
Closing date: Selection of candidates will start December 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Software Developer

LZ Data Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter Group at SLAC has an immediate opening for a Software Developer to prepare for the upcoming science phase. LZ is a liquid xenon time projection chamber with a 7-ton active target that will provide unprecedented sensitivity to dark matter. The focus of this appointment is to contribute to the development of our infrastructure and reconstruction framework. The successful candidate will oversee the optimization of the LZ software stack for the existing multicore architecture and prepare it for the next generation of supercomputers. The role includes membership in the LZ operations team, and key responsibilities over the data handling and data processing pipeline.

The ideal candidate will have a background of demonstrated excellence in computing and an MS or PhD in experimental particle physics, astronomy, computer science, or related field; or at least three years of relevant experience in software engineering. Familiarity with multicore computing, large-scale data handling, HEP software frameworks (ROOT,
Gaudi, Geant4) and release engineering/continuous integration tools are highly beneficial. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of extension for additional years or conversion to a regular continuing position upon satisfactory performance. Assignment duration is contingent upon project needs and funding.

Location: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, USA
Closing date: Selection of candidates will start December 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Computer Systems Engineer

NERSC

Discover your future at Berkeley Lab!

Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, http://www.nersc.gov/) has an opening for a Site Reliability Engineer where you will provide a variety of engineering support services in a 24×7 environment. In this key role, you will work for the Operations Technology Group (OTG) and ensure that NERSC (a DOE computational facility) is accessible, reliable, secure and available to our scientific users.
 
What is usually Required: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar discipline and a total 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years as a system administrator or system engineer in a customer facing environment supporting data clusters, managing the replacement of hardware, and ensuring its continued availability to the user community. This can include assisting in the deployment of new nodes and internal switches into production, resolving ticket incidents and working with vendors on hardware warranty replacements. 
 
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Closing date: The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

High Performance Computing Security Developer

NERSC

Discover your future at Berkeley Lab!

Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, http://www.nersc.gov/) has an opening for a High Performance Computing (HPC) Security Developer. As an HPC Security Developer you will be involved in all aspects of computer and network security at the NERSC Center. You will use your computer and programming skills to enhance network and host intrusion prevention as we migrate from 100G to Terabit networks. You will create new methods to protect Exascale class systems in an open science environment and have opportunities to work with data analytics and researchers in a variety of scientific fields.

This position will be hired at a level 3 or 4 contingent upon level of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Closing date: The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Lead Systems Engineer

Center for Communications Research La Jolla

Responsibilities
Takes the primary role as project leader and designer of new IT technology initiatives. Provides formal project management documentation and partners with junior staff to ensure the successful deployment and transition of operational support to junior administrators.
Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related field coupled with eight years minimum experience in IT, which includes at least six years in systems administration OR high school diploma with ten years minimum experience in IT, which includes at least six years in systems administration.
  • Experience in more than one of the following areas is preferred:
    • High Performance Computing (HPC) systems or large cluster computing, including GPU based systems.
    • Parallel computing libraries and environments such as MPI and CUDA
    • High performance network technologies such as InfiniBand and GigE
    • Authentication, access control, compliance and security in a DOD environment
    • Open Source software installation and support
  • Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance with lifestyle polygraph. Current TS/SCI with lifestyle polygraph clearance preferred. Ability to obtain and maintain DOD 8570 IAT II certification.
    U.S. Citizenship is required
    Equal Opportunity Employer

Location: La Jolla, California, USA
Closing Date: December 31, 2018

Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Computer Systems Engineer

AL-Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Discover your future at Berkeley Lab!

What is Required

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in developing open source code in areas such as synchrotron data reduction, management, and/or visualization.
  • Experience with Python, databases and web development/programming.

Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

NERSC Exascale Science Applications Postdoctoral Fellow (NESAP)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, http://www.nersc.gov/about/) at Berkeley Lab (https://www.lbl.gov/) seeks highly motivated postdocs to join the NERSC Exascale Science Application Program (NESAP, https://www.nersc.gov/users/application-performance/nesap/).  NESAP postdocs collaborate with scientific teams to enable the solution of deep, meaningful problems across all program areas (https://science.energy.gov/programs/) funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (https://science.energy.gov/).

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Computational Science, Data Science, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a science domain area with a computationally-oriented research focus.
  • Research experience and knowledge in computing and/or code development for experimental science or HPC.
  • Experience in scientific computing, algorithms design, or applied mathematics. 
  • Ability to work productively both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team balancing objectives involving research and code development.

Notes:

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Grace Hopper Postdoctoral Fellowship

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Apply now for the Distinguished Admiral Grace Hopper Postdoctoral Fellowship for High Performance Computing (HPC) application development and optimization, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s NERSC division. Upcoming or recent Ph.D. graduates in computational science disciplines, computer science or applied mathematics who have received their degree within the last three years are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will work in a stimulating environment, can present their results at major conferences and workshops and establish strong connections to academic and industry partners.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Ph.D. in a computational science discipline, computer science or applied mathematics.

Notes:

  • This is two-year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon division review and approval, job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Closing Date: January 10, 2019
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Archive Storage System Administrator

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Innovators and builders at heart, the Data Storage team seeks highly motivated, productive, inquisitive, and multi-talented candidates who are equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team. There are frequent opportunities for collaborative work with scientists and staff within the group (for instance with scientists designing and operating our high-speed networking infrastructure) or with scientists from other groups, including close collaborative research opportunities with LANL’s Ultrascale Systems Research Center (USRC), to help drive cutting edge advances.

Salary: Scientist 2 $87,800-$144,800 / Scientist 3 $96,600-$161,300. 9.5% Company contribution 401k, free dental and vision, affordable healthcare, and generous relocation.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

HPC Scientific Cloud Architect

Los Alamos National Laboratory

You will be working closely with other Futures team members as well as team members in other groups in the HPC division and other divisions around the Laboratory. The use of cloud technologies to perform scientific work at the Laboratory is an emerging area of interest. You will be helping to develop this capability within the HPC division. You will also be working closely with scientists across the Laboratory to help them adopt cloud technologies where appropriate and also to develop new cloud technologies to meet new scientific workload requirements.

Salary: Scientist 2 $87,800-$144,800 / Scientist 3 $96,600-$161,300. 9.5% Company contribution 401k, free dental and vision, affordable healthcare, and generous relocation.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

HPC Network Specialist/Researcher

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Participate in process improvement, including deep multi‐system problem isolation and resolution often in collaboration with administrators of other HPC subsystems.

Work with team members and vendors to document, design, and implement new ideas and approaches for newer network topologies and improve those for existing ones.

Present best practices, experience reports, and/or research results to managers and to peers locally or at conferences.

Proactively create experiments and tooling to validate solutions and to detect and diagnose network and hardware health issues.

Analyze published research papers in the area of networking and high-speed interconnects, summarize, and share implications and connections to ongoing work with team members.

Salary: Scientist 3 $96,600-$161,300 / Scientist 4 $112,100-188,900. 9.5% Company contribution 401k, free dental and vision, affordable healthcare, and generous relocation.
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

Assistant Storage Engineer/ Storage Engineer/Senior Storage Engineer

University of Illinois @Urbana-Champaign National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

NCSA is currently seeking one or more Assistant Storage Engineers / Storage Engineers / Senior Storage Engineers in its Storage Enabling Technologies (SET) group. The incumbent/s will research, evaluate, deliver, install, configure and support storage-related products (hardware and software) and services to the NCSA community, which includes both internal and external users. This position focuses on storage engineering of multiple data-intensive activities that utilize a variety of storage strategies including object storage, distributed and parallel file systems and high speed interconnects. These tasks also include research into hardware configurations, new technologies and techniques for storage services. The Storage Engineer will eventually assume a primary role for one or more of these activities.

NCSA is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: December 28, 2018
Location: Urbana, Illinois, USA

Further information and details on how to apply are available here.

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