The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
15 days old
2017-11-282017-12-29

Researcher - Portability for HPC Applications (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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The Scalable Algorithms Department in the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Labs is seeking scientists to conduct cutting\-edge research and development \(R&D\) in parallel algorithms and programming models for next\-generation high performance computing \(HPC\) architectures such as Intel Knights Landing \(KNL\) and NVIDIA Pascal GPU\. The goal of this R&D is to provide a breadth of applications with algorithmic patterns and high quality software that will enable these applications to realize their full performance potential on exascale HPC architectures\.



Our ongoing R&D is delivered through Sandias Kokkos library, a C\+\+ programming model that enables development of performance portable HPC applications across a breadth of engineering, scientific, and data analytics domains\. We are at the center of cross\-domain collaborations among HPC application and library development; programming language standards evolution; compiler, runtime, hardware R&D; and national laboratories, universities, and HPC vendors\.



On any given day you may be called on to:



+ Conceive and improve strategies for high\-performance parallel algorithms

+ Collaborate with colleagues across application\-to\-hardware domains

+ Develop and test high quality software

+ Consult with application teams to introduce and develop parallel algorithms

+ Publish in journals and conferences, and present at national and international venues



Required:



+ PhD in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering or science discipline

+ Experience developing software in the C\+\+ language, including the use of templates

+ Experience with shared memory parallel programming in CUDA, OpenMP, OpenACC, and/or raw threads

+ Experience with parallel algorithm research and software development for applications and/or mathematical libraries

+ Experience utilizing high\-concurrency architectures such as Intel Xeon Phi and NVIDIA GPU for thread\-scalable parallel algorithms

+ Experience working in collaborative software development environments utilizing software configuration management tools and practices

+ Research experience as demonstrated by technical publications or presentations

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance



Desired:



+ Communication and interpersonal skills for effectively working in multi\-disciplinary teams of mathematicians, engineers, and scientists

+ Experience contributing to large and long\-lived applications and/or libraries utilizing software quality engineering practices, processes, and tools

+ Experience teaching parallel programming and parallel algorithms

+ Experience with the parallel pattern of a directed acyclic graph \(DAG\) of tasks

+ Experience with using Sandias Kokkos library

+ Experience using software packages from Sandias Trilinos project



Department Description:



The Scalable Algorithms Department at Sandia National Laboratories is focused on developing new algorithms and approaches to address the challenges posed by next\-generation computing hardware\. The department intends to use its expertise in applied mathematics and computational science to address these challenges and help define the future of computing\. While mission driven and focused, the Scalable Algorithms Department performs most of its research in the public domain, which affords the top research and development professionals in the department the opportunity to publish in the open literature and effectively team with leaders at other labs, universities, and industry\.



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:



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\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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