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R&D Computer Science - Researcher - Kokkos Team: Performance Portability for HPC

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.


Are you passionate about developing high-performance computing software to address national computing needs in energy, climate, and national security? Our team is seeking a Computer Science Researcher with a real passion for researching and developing parallel algorithms and programming models to meet the challenges posed by next-generation high-performance computing systems and applications. As a valued member of our all-star team, you will collaborate with a team hardworking, multi-disciplinary researchers to explore state-of-the-art architectures and programming models in the dynamic field of high-performance computing.

The focus of this R&D position with Sandias Kokkos team is to provide a broad set of applications with algorithmic patterns and high-quality software (delivered through the Kokkos library) that will enable these applications to realize their full performance potential on exascale HPC architectures. This position offers the opportunity for motivated and hardworking researchers to be at the center of cross-domain collaborations among HPC application and library development; programming language standards evolution; and compiler, runtime, hardware R&D.

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
+ Collaborate across national laboratories, universities, and HPC vendors
+ Collaborate with application teams to introduce and develop parallel algorithms
+ Develop and test high quality software
+ Publish in journals and conferences, and present at national and international venues
+ Help us define the future of high-performance computing


+ Masters or Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering or science field plus a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)
+ Proven track record developing software in the C++ language, including the use of templates
+ Experience with shared memory parallel programming (e.g., CUDA, OpenMP, OpenACC, raw threads)
+ Experience with parallel algorithm research and software development for applications or mathematical libraries
+ Technical publications in HPC conferences and journals, or released software used by applications (A publication list should be included as part of the resume.)


+ PhD in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering or science field
+ Communication and interpersonal skills for effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams of mathematicians, engineers, and scientists
+ Experience contributing to large and long-lived applications or libraries utilizing software quality engineering practices, processes, and tools
+ Experience utilizing high-concurrency architectures such as AMD/Intel/NVIDIA GPUs for thread-scalable parallel algorithms
+ Experience with Sandias Kokkos library
+ Experience with parallel numerical algorithms or parallel data structures

Department Description:

The Scalable Algorithms Department is passionate about 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.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-13 Expires: 2021-02-13

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For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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