The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Intern - Virtual/Augmented Reality Software Developer R&D Undergrad Year Round

Livermore, CA
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The Technical Reachback Project is seeking a student intern to explore the use of augmented reality and/or virtual reality in radiation detection and measurement\. The intern will be working at our California campus during the spring of 2018\.

The Department of Homeland Security \(DHS\) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office \(DNDO\) is implementing a domestic system to detect attempts to import or transport radiological or nuclear material intended for illicit use\. Technical Reachback uses data, collected over many years from radiation monitors on highways, airports, and seaports, to develop products that enhance the ability to recognize anomalous radiation profiles in trucks, cars, and shipping containers\.

The Technical Reachback Project is exploring using mobile phone VR to create 3D visualizations of data to highlight patterns, anomalies, relationships, and/or trends\. The project is also exploring using smartphones equipped with Googles Tango platform to allow fusion of the 3D environment with detected radiation information to find radiation sources, extract distance or shielding information, monitor exposure, etc\.


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

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time 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 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

+ U\.S\. citizenship

+ Majoring in computer science, game development, or related field

+ Experience writing code

+ High interest in developing software in augmented/mixed reality, computer vision, or related fields

+ High interest in developing software to visualize data

+ Experience with Unity or Unreal or OpenGL

+ Must live within reasonable commuting distance of Livermore, CA


+ Experience with building mobile apps \(Google Android, Apple iOS, Apple Swift, Objective C\) is a plus\.

+ Experience with a modern Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality technology \(Oculus Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Google VR SDK, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Microsoft HoloLens, Apple ARKit, Google Tango, React VR, or WebVR\) is a plus

Department Description:

The Computer Sciences Group at Sandia National Laboratories/CA conducts research, development, and systems engineering in computer science and engineering to address important national security problems\. Staff members work in multi\-disciplinary teams and apply their expertise and software engineering skills to a wide range of applications for customers including the Departments of Energy, Defense, and Homeland Security\. Staff members also regularly engage with external customers and sponsors\.The group does extensive software research, development, and deployment of:\- Scientific Computing: algorithms and software tools that enable modeling and simulation to play a major role in engineering design, certification, and manufacturing\- Knowledge Environments: Distributed tools and visualization technologies that enable secure scientific, engineering, or analysis collaborations \- High Performance Computing: networking, storage, and load balancing technologies\- Decision Support: tools and technologies to support decision making in complex national security mission areas, including game\-based training environments for crisis responders, simulation of social networked systems \(including formation and evolution\), and system\-of\-systems modeling of catastrophic events\- Data Analysis: algorithms and tools for supporting exploration, triage, analysis, and visualization of heterogeneous data\- Enabling technologies: algorithms for optimization \(including under uncertainty\), PDEs, solution of large\-scale systems of equations, and uncertainty quantification\- Network Traffic Analysis: algorithms and tools to detect and prevent unauthorized actions on networks

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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\*

_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 \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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