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Software Scientist-MICCoM

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC155437174
Company Name
Argonne National Laboratory
Physical Address

Lemont, IL 60439
Job Description

Software Scientist\-MICCoM

Requisition Number: 407706 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MSD\-Materials Science Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Shift: 8:30 \- 5:00

Level \(Grade\): RD1

http://miccom\-center\.org\) has one opening for a software scientist at Argonne National Laboratory to develop codes to perform first principle molecular dynamics simulations and GW\-BSE calculations on pre\-exascale and exascale platforms\.

Candidates are sought with experience in the development of scientific software for high performance architectures and experience in coding on GPUs to support the development and deployment of Qbox \( http://qboxcode\.org/ \) and WEST \( http://www\.west\-code\.org/ \) onto accelerated heterogeneous architectures based on GPUs\.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with code teams, library and tools developers, with frequent interactions with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility \(ALCF\) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center \(NERSC\)\.

The candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team composed of computational and domain scientists, graduate students and post\-doctoral research associates and will have the unique opportunity not only to enable the transition of electronic structure codes to exascale architecture, but also to participate in the use of these codes to tackle complex materials science problems with focus on materials for sustainability and quantum information science\.

The successful candidate may be considered for the promotion to staff scientists at Argonne National Laboratory depending on performance and mutual interest\.

Major duties and responsibilities:

+ Code porting for high performance architectures
+ Development of scientific workflows that leverage exascale resources
+ Debug/profile/optimizationof software

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The Midwest integrated center for computational materials \(MICCoM, http://miccom\-center\.org \) has one opening for a software scientist at Argonne National Laboratory to develop codes to perform first principle molecular dynamics simulations and GW\-BSE calculations on pre\-exascale and exascale platforms\.

Candidates are sought with experience in the development of scientific software for high performance architectures and experience in coding on GPUs to support the development and deployment of Qbox \( http://qboxcode\.org/ \) and WEST \( http://www\.west\-code\.org/ \) onto accelerated heterogeneous architectures based on GPUs\.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with code teams, library and tools developers, with frequent interactions with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility \(ALCF\) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center \(NERSC\)\.

The candidate will be a part of a multidisciplinary team composed of computational and domain scientists, graduate students and post\-doctoral research associates and will have the unique opportunity not only to enable the transition of electronic structure codes to exascale architecture, but also to participate in the use of these codes to tackle complex materials science problems with focus on materials for sustainability and quantum information science\.

The successful candidate may be considered for the promotion to staff scientists at Argonne National Laboratory depending on performance and mutual interest\.

Major duties and responsibilities:

+ Code porting for high performance architectures
+ Development of scientific workflows that leverage exascale resources
+ Debug/profile/optimizationof software

Skills and experience:

+ Experience with GPU and parallel/manycore computer architectures, threading, and vectorization
+ Proficient in C\\, Fortran, Python
+ Experience with algorithm optimization and parallel programming \(MPI, OpenMP\)
+ Knowledge of software design, debugging/profiling tools
+ Ability to create, maintain, and support high\-quality software using Git version\-control system
+ Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
+ Considerable independent judgment and critical thinking
+ Ability to work in a team
+ Basic knowledge of Qbox and WEST is an advantage but is not required\.

Typical candidates will be independent, motivated and ambitious individuals with MSc in Materials Science, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or with comparable skills and experience\. They will be individual motivated to work in an interdisciplinary team and with an interest to possibly transition into a staff position over a short period of time\.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation\. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment\. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law\.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486\.1\. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department\.


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