Graduate Fellowships at Idaho National Laboratory

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Graduate Fellowships at Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is excited to announce that the INL Graduate Fellowship postings are now open. There are two open call INL Graduate Fellowship postings.

  1. Fellowship for students interested in advancing nuclear energy and clean energy deployment
    – open to current Ph.D students
  2. Fellowship specific to National and Homeland Security research
    – open to current Ph.D. students or students pursuing a master’s degree in cyber                       security.

The INL Graduate Fellowship program is designed to identify exceptional talent in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the INL. The program, a collaboration between INL and universities, provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who plan to enroll in graduate degree programs.

Applicants are invited to apply online through inl.gov/careers job posting numbers 13894 and 13895. The postings will close February 16, 2020. Selections will be announced in May 2020. Letters of recommendation can be emailed directly to me at emilee.kottcamp-allen@inl.gov.

For more information about INL fellowships, check out their flyer here.

Software/Data Engineer position available at The University of Chicago

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Software/Data Engineer position available at The University of Chicago

Location: Hyde Park Campus

Responsibilities

Performs and oversees a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Oversees technical development projects and the implementation of applications and/or websites. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for applications, beta general releases, and production support. Develops and builds web pages, applications and user interfaces using a variety of software applications, techniques, and tools. New development, break fixes, maintenance, operational support of code and application ecosystem currently in production. Includes overall application administration and integration management.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

The job performs a variety of activities relating to software support and/or development. Provides analysis, design, development, debugging, and modification of computer code for end user applications, beta general releases, web pages, and production support. Troubleshoots problems using existing procedures to find a possible solution.1) Investigates, analyzes and resolves day-to-day technical problems using standard procedures., 2) Works with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements for developmental programs. Receives a moderate level of guidance to design applications to meet University and business requirements., 3) Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met. Evaluates design alternatives for development cost and solutions using various methods., 4) Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

The following responsibilities represent Maintain and Develop Software and Data Infrastructure of the work performed

1) Plugins for community codes and scientific workflows
2) Database storage, query efficiency, and scalability
3) REST APIs and GUI front-ends
4) Communicate with users for support, feedback, and strategic development
5) Software testing units
6) Software deployment

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Excellent problem-solving skills
2) Ability to take initiative, organize and complete projects with minimal supervision
3) Ability to work independently in an organized manner prioritizing the work of multiple projects
4) Ability to work collegially and as part of a team
5) Ability to manage a large volume of work often restricted by deadlines
6) Ability to use appropriate resources to resolve an issue

Education
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education
1) Master’s degree or PhD in Science or Engineering or related field

Experience
1) Research/scientific experience
2) Strong technical skills
3) Previous programming with Python3
4) Knowledge of C++ and/or FORTRAN a plus
5)  Experience with containers (Docker, Singularity etc.)
6) Experience in managing large codes/projects in a team (version control systems, issue trackers, unit test, continuous integration)
7) Knowledge of software design (design patterns, agile development, etc.)
8) Web (HTML5, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery) and app design
9) Scientific background (e.g. physical or engineering sciences)

Technical Knowledge/Skills

1) Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and/or electronic structure calculations a plus

Required Documents
1) Cover Letter

2) Resume/CV

3) Reference Contact Information (3)

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

To apply, click here.

Software Scientist position available at Argonne National Laboratory

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Software Scientist position available at Argonne National Laboratory

Location: Lemont, IL

The Midwest Integrated Center for Computational Materials (MICCoM), a DOE-BES Computational Materials Science program located at Argonne National Laboratory,  is looking for two software scientists to join the development team.

This position is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy within the context of a broad project aimed at enabling exascale calculations of materials properties. The software scientists will primarily work with a team of 10+ PhDs/postdocs contributing to the development of codes currently supported by MICCoM (http://miccom-center.org/software.html).

Excellent candidates are sought with experience in the development of complex scientific software architectures to support the development and deployment of MICCoM codes and of analysis codes for advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations.

The appointment will initially be a term appointment as junior staff scientist that may be renewed for up to three years. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position may lead to subsequent employment in a software scientist role at Argonne National Laboratory, depending on performance and mutual interest.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop, test, deploy and maintain core functionalities
  • Code optimization for high performance architectures
  • Communicate with users for support, feedback, and strategic development
  • Develop plugins for code interoperability
  • Facilitate the creation of scientific workflows
  • Remote resources management (supercomputers, servers, and storage)
  • Debug/profile/optimize software
  • Development of concise material for workshops and summer schools
  • Improvements to the internal test suite

Skills and experience:

  • Proficient in C++ , Fortran, Python, Cuda
  • Experience in algorithm optimization and parallel programming (MPI, OpenMP)
  • Managing large codes/projects in a team (including version control systems, issue trackers, unit test, continuous integration)
  • Knowledge of software design, debugging/profiling tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team

A scientific background in physical, chemical-physical or engineering sciences, and an expertise in extensive application of advanced sampling, molecular dynamics and/or in electronic structure codes are required; basic knowledge of the internal functioning of MICCoM codes would be an advantage but is not required.

Typical candidates will be independent and motivated individuals with MSc or PhD in Materials Science, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or comparable skills and experience.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, 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.

For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Marco Govoni (mgovoni@anl.gov)

To apply, click here.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory High-Energy-Density-Physics Summer Internship Program

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory HEDP Summer Internship Program

This is an opportunity for student interns to conduct research in fields such as nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods, and computer science supporting national security for the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate. Research projects combine theory with computation and are geared to further the students’ educational goals. During the summer, students work directly with laboratory mentors in their fields of research. Internship opportunities are available for highly qualified candidates at all levels of undergraduate or graduate education. Internships are for 3 months during the summer academic break. Students must arrive in May or June, work for three months and depart in August or September.

Application deadline: January 20, 2020
https://wci.llnl.gov/careers/students
Apply to job #106049

This program is a good opportunity for students to work on interesting summer projects across the breadth of high energy density physics (including computational transport) and to experience LLNL and California.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL (www.llnl.gov) applies science and technology to important problems related to national security including nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nonproliferation, and homeland security. In support of this mission, the laboratory has a history of and continues to pioneer technical innovations in many areas including high-energy-density physics, high-performance scientific computing, and inertial confinement fusion. LLNL is one of this country’s largest and finest research and engineering laboratories, and is located in beautiful Northern California.

Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University

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Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University

The Mechanics and Computation Group (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for the “Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship.” This appointment is for a term of two years, beginning in September 2018.

The Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow will be given the opportunity to pursue independent research in the general area of solid mechanics, as well as to contribute to ongoing research in the Mechanics and Computation Group. Research activities should be in the field of solid mechanics interpreted broadly. The candidate should be aligned with interests in the group, which include additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-mechanics, and bio-mechanics, with an interest in machine learning as it applies to the field of computational mechanics. Candidates will be given opportunities to develop their teaching experience by designing and teaching a class in the mechanics curriculum. This position might be of particular interest to candidates who are seeking an academic career.

Candidates are expected to show outstanding promise in research, as well as strong interest and ability in teaching. They must have received a Ph.D. prior to the start of the appointment, but not before 2018. Applicants should send a cover letter (one page); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; brief statements of proposed research (up to three pages) and teaching (one page); the names and contact information of three recommendation letter writers. For full consideration, applications must be completed no later than 11PM PST, Sunday December 15, 2019.

Please send your application by email to:
Kelly Chu, kchu22@stanford.edu
Email subject: Stephen Timoshenko Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow search All documents attached to the email should be PDF (Portable Document Format).

Adjunct MiSTEM Network Project Director and Grant Manager

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Adjunct MiSTEM Network Project Director and Grant Manager 

Where: Regional Math and Science Center

The MiSTEM networks seeks a Project Director to convene, coordinate, direct and support statewide science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related activities. The Project Director will manage the work of the statewide grant efforts to build statewide capacity for STEM education and talent development and co-lead a team of experts and Program Managers supporting this work across the state.This work will involve collaboration with multiple stakeholders in multiple locations across the state, under the direction of the MiSTEM Network Executive Director, the MiSTEM Advisory Council, and advised by the MiSTEM Network Directors. This position is contingent upon grant funding, which will initially run through June 30, 2020 with the possibility of extension beyond.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Project Management or direction skills;
  • Knowledge of or interest in the statewide and/or national landscape for STEM education and talent development;
  • Experience leading stakeholders toward action and outcomes;
  • Proficiency with various communication and productivity tools (Microsoft Office, etc.); and
  • Experience with grants, budgeting, deadlines and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Master’s degree or higher in an education discipline or in project/process management;
  • Strong experience and/or master’s in public policy or organizational development;
  • Background or experience STEM education, either in K-12 or higher education;
  • Experience working with data driven decision making, workforce or talent development, building cross-sector teams, or working with researchers and experts or other similar skillsets;
  • Experience bridging education with business and industry, working with philanthropic or community programs or other similar skillsets; and/or
  • Experience facilitating professional learning.

A position posting can be found at: https://jobs.gvsu.edu/en-us/job/493256/adjunct-mistem-network-project-director-and-grant-manager-regional-math-and-science-center. 

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Apply online at www.jobs.gvsu.edu and select “Apply now”. Applicants must include a cover letter, resume or CV, a writing sample, and a vision for education. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

For questions about this position, please contact Megan Schrauben at SchraubenM1@michigan.gov.

HPC Student Project Opportunities through Los Alamos National Laboratory

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HPC Data Movement Student Project Opportunities Los Alamos National Laboratory

Interested in working on an HPC project with Los Alamos National Laboratory? Check out the list of available internship projects here.

How to apply: email HPCRecruits@lanl.gov

Learn about the teams looking for interns:

About the HPC Computer System Professional (CSP) Team
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Computer System Professional (CSP) within the HPC Systems Group (HPC-SYS) team provides vanguard monitoring, support, testing, and maintenance for existing supercomputers, as well as deployment support for the future systems that comprise LANL’s HPC production capability. Team members receive broad technical exposure to high performance computing and develop the technical skills in system, network, and file system administration to support, maintain, and continually evolve world-class supercomputers that rely upon data movement and storage systems supporting 100 Petabytes of capacity, as well as high speed networks (including Ethernet, InfiniBand, andOmni-Path networks) operating at up to 100 Gigabit per second of throughput. The CSP Team seeks highly motivated, productive, inquisitive, and multi-talented candidates who are equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.

About the HPC Data Movement and Storage Team
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Data Storage Team provides vanguard production support, research, and development for existing and future systems that feed and unleash the power of the supercomputer. The Data Storage Team designs, builds and maintains some of the largest, fastest and most complex data movement and storage systems in the world, including systems supporting 100 Petabytes of capacity. We provide storage systems spanning the full range of tiers from the most resilient archival systems to the pinnacle of high-speed storage, including all-flash file systems and systems supplying bandwidth that exceeds a terabyte per second to some of the largest and fastest supercomputers in the world. 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. Team member duties include: designing, building, and maintaining world-class data movement and storage systems; evaluating and testing new technology and solutions; system administration of HPC storage infrastructure in support of compute clusters; diagnosing, solving, and implementing solutions for various system operational problems; tuning file systems to increase performance and reliability of services; process automation.

About the HPC Networking Team
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Networking Team provides vanguard production support, research, and development for existing and future high-speed networks and interconnects that feed and unleash the power of the supercomputer. The Networking Team designs, builds and maintains some of the largest, fastest, and secure networks for both data movement and system capability in the world, including systems supporting up to 100 Gigabit per second of throughput and continuing to grow. We provide network technology spanning the full range of tiers from campus networks to highest speed cluster interconnects for some of the largest and fastest supercomputers in the world. The HPC Networking Team is responsible for all aspects of networking within the HPC environment across three separate networks. This includes Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Omni-Path networks used within more than a dozen high performance computing resources. This also includes significantly complex Ethernet networks that control and manage access between the clusters and external resources. The successful candidate will support design, deployment, and maintenance efforts for networks within the HPC environment. Builders and problem-solvers at heart, the HPC Networking Team seeks highly motivated, productive, inquisitive, and multi-talented candidates who are equally comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.

Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Opportunities with Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Information Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) Internship Opportunities with Los Alamos National Laboratory

ISTI Summer Schools 2020

Who: Undergraduate and graduate students
To apply: visit https://isti.lanl.gov/

Students, start your career before you even graduate! Join the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where they solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. This means working in national security, energy, healthcare, engineering, and more.

The Information Science & Technology Institute (ISTI)’s summer programs for students address emerging challenges in national security:

  • Parallel Computing Research Internship Get a foundation in modern high-performance computing (HPC) and research real problems encountered in large-scale scientific codes.
  • Co-design School Work on a team research project related to computational co-design, such as novel programming models on a specific application like hydrodynamics and molecular dynamics.
  • Data Science at Scale School Work with computer and application scientists to work on data-intensive science problems of interest to the laboratory, with a particular focus on using big data technologies.
  • Cyber Security School Prepare for your cyber security career by joining one of two tracks: incident response to learn the necessary concepts and skills to investigate cyber security incidents, or research to develop innovative solutions to address national cyber threats.
  • Applied Machine Learning Research Internship Apply machine learning methods to real-world scientific data analysis problems via team research projects.
  • Quantum Computing School Gain exposure to the theoretical foundations of quantum computation and become skilled at programming commercial quantum computers, such as those developed by D-Wave Systems and IBM.
  • Target Student: Upper-level undergraduate and early graduate students
  • More: https://quantumcomputing.lanl.gov

For more information and to apply, visit https://isti.lanl.gov/

HPC Computing Systems Staff Position Available with Los Alamos National Laboratory

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HPC Computing Systems Professional with Los Alamos National Laboratory

Where: Los Alamos, New Mexico
To apply: email Jeremy Hughes at hughes@lanl.gov

For consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter addressing how their knowledge, skills and abilities meet the minimum requirements along with a resume.

What You Will Do:
The High Performance Computing (HPC) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides scientific computing resources consisting of some of the largest HPC systems in the world, including a large (19K+ node) Cray system called Trinity, as well as numerous large commodity cluster systems.  Our High Performance Computing (HPC) Computer System Professional (CSP) Team within the HPC Systems Group (HPC-SYS) provides vanguard production monitoring, support, testing, and maintenance for existing systems and deployment support for future systems.  Visit the HPC website to learn more: https://www.lanl.gov/org/ddste/aldsc/hpc/index.php

The CSP Team is seeking our next dynamic team member to help deploy and maintain our existing and future HPC systems.  Mentoring of students, junior staff, and peers in technical and professional growth activities is highly valued, as is maintaining state-of-the-art technical expertise and knowledge within HPC and developing new skills in related disciplines.

This position will be filled at either the CSP 2, CSP 3 or CSP 4 level, as dictated by the current programmatic needs and skills of the selected candidate.  Job responsibilities will be assigned in accordance with the level at which the selected candidate is hired.

Computing System Professional 2 ($73,800- $120,400)
A successful Computing System Professional 2 candidate will participate in periodic on-call responsibilities and actively grow HPC skill base and expertise across networking, data storage, system administration as part of the HPC-SYS Triage Team. Specific tasks/scenarios in which the selected candidate will engage in include: deploying and testing new hardware, troubleshooting and diagnosing system failures, and modifying existing systems, software and methods while actively participating in knowledge sharing across teams.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge of building, configuring, troubleshooting, and administering Linux computer/support systems, including Linux command line interface skills, and experience scripting in Bash, Perl, Python, or similar languages.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, including demonstrated ability to work productively with customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Proven track record of continuous learning to advance technical skillsets and knowledge

Education:
Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.

Computing System Professional 3 ($89,900 – $148,300)
A successful Computing System Professional 3 candidate will participate in periodic on-call responsibilities and apply subject matter expertise in one or more core topical areas (system, network, or data storage administration), both independently and collaboratively with other members of the team or group, after receiving initial direction and requirements from technical project leads. In addition, the selected candidate will actively grow HPC skill base and expertise across networking, data storage, system administration as part of the HPC-SYS Triage Team. Specific tasks/scenarios in which the selected candidate will engage in include: deploying and testing new hardware, troubleshooting and diagnosing system failures, and modifying existing systems, software and methods while actively participating in knowledge sharing across teams.  In addition, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop technical products such as technical documentation, presentations, technical papers, and reports, to communicate findings internally.

Education:
Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.

Minimum Job Requirements
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the CSP-3 level requires:

  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment to analyze problems, propose solutions to management, and deploy and document implemented solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience building, configuring, and administering production Linux computer/support systems, including strong command line Linux operating system skills, working knowledge of or experience with hardware and software security practices, and intermediate experience scripting in Bash, Perl, Python, or similar languages.
  • Demonstrated experience in automating tasks using programming and scripting
  • Ability to program in a compiled or interpretative language
  • Broad experience in network administration, including knowledge of TCP/IP, Ethernet, and/or High-Speed Networks (such as InfiniBand or Omni-Path) and/or broad experience in data storage administration, including knowledge of storage system hardware.
  • Experience communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical strategy, accomplishments, and challenges to management team, as well as cross-organizationally.

Computing System Professional 4 ($98,900 – $165,100)
A successful Computing System Professional 4 candidate will, in addition to the duties outlined above, work as a technical leader to develop innovative advanced concepts, theories, methods, techniques, and approaches to address specialized system problems, including proposing and implementing solutions to current problems and future HPC technologies in conjunction with junior and senior administrators and technical staff within and across teams; proactively examine our HPC infrastructure through creation of experiments and tooling to validate solutions and to detect and diagnose hardware health issues; analyze and share best practices and technical results to peers internally and at conferences, workshops, and meetings, as well as participate in strategic partnerships. The successful candidate will exercise independent judgement in methods, techniques, and evaluation criterial to achieve results while working closely with fellow HPC administrators as a leader and mentor to define and implement solutions on both tactical and strategic levels.  In addition, the selected CSP 4 candidate will interact and/or collaborate with people from other teams, groups, divisions, directorates, and programs to develop, implement, and/or communicate technical solutions and work to enhance the technical and professional expertise of other staff and students through active mentoring and training activities.

Minimum Job Requirements
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Computing System Professional level 4 requires:

  • Ability to leverage broad expertise or unique knowledge to contribute to development of technical objectives and principles as well as to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Demonstrated experience building, configuring and managing parallel or distributed file systems.
  • Broad demonstrated knowledge of production HPC system management topics including at least three of the following areas data storage, including Linux system administration, networking, programming, operating systems, configuration management, with depth in one or more areas.
  • Demonstrated programming experience including compiled languages and advanced scripting.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate competing computing subsystem technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, design, and lead technical efforts.
  • Experience interacting with vendors and colleagues within the industry, including presenting technical results and practices to peers locally and at conferences.

Education:
Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At this level, advanced vendor and/or professional certifications are highly desirable and postgraduate course work may be expected.

Desired Skills for all levels

  • Experience working in a production computing environment, preferably with HPC data centers, large topology systems or at large scale.
  • Experience supporting a scientific user base and/or experience managing computers in a DOE or DOD classified environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with centralized configuration management in a heterogeneous computing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with authentication services such as LDAP
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining various system services (Kerberos, NFS, SSH, Samba, etc.)
  • Experience integrating operational metrics into a monitoring system such as Splunk.
  • Experience configuring networks, network switches, firewalls. Experience with multiple network technologies (e.g., Ethernet, IB, OPA).
  • Experience with multiple Linux distributions; experience diagnosing system software problems; familiarity with Cfengine, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, or similar configuration and automation tools and practices; experience with revision control systems such as RCS, Subversion, or Git; and/or experience with low-level system administration tools such as perf, strace, tcpdump, and vmstat.
  • Knowledge of parallel/distributed file systems (e.g., Lustre, GPFS, Panasas, Glustre).
  • Knowledge of file systems such as ZFS, EXT, XFS and their underlying structures/characteristics.
  • Experience with Object storage and RESTful storage interfaces.
  • Experience with archival storage systems.
  • Experience configuring networks, network switches, and systems.
  • Experience configuring network firewalls.
  • Basic understanding of relational databases and database design methodologies.
  • Contribution to open source or non-work-related projects.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring teams, students, or junior team members.
  • An Active DOE Q Clearance.
  • An Active SCI Clearance.

For more information, visit the job posting here.

Supercomputer Institute Internship with Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Supercomputer Institute Internship with Los Alamos National Laboratory

View brochure here.

When: June 2 – August 14, 2020
Where:  Los Alamos, New Mexico
Who: Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, who have computer science, computer engineering, information technology, or related experience are eligible.

Deadline to apply: December 1, 2019

Program Overview
The Supercomputer Institute is an intense, paid, 11-week, hands-on technical internship for people of all majors interested in the growing field of high-performance computing. You will obtain a thorough introduction to the techniques and practices of HPC; no HPS experience is required.

The program begins with two weeks of “boot camp”. Small teams of interns build, configure, test, and operate an HPC compute cluster starting from stratch, turning a head of equipment, cables, and electricity into a working mini-supercomputer that can run real HPC applications.

Next, the project phase begins. Teams of interns work under the guidance of HPC Division staff mentors on applied research and development projects that address real challenges currently faced by the division. Some projects use the mini-supercomputers built during boot camp, and others use existing LANL resources. These projects regularly influence the division as well as the field of high-performance computing.

Finally, teams present their accomplishments as a poster and technical talk to Laboratory management, staff, and fellow interns in an end-of-summer celebration of intern work.

Minimum Requirements
Interns must meet the following minimum requirements. If you are unsure whether you meet them, email super@lanl.gov. We don’t want miss someone because they meet requirements in a way we did not anticipate.

  • Computer science, computer engineering, IT, or related experience/training.
  • Intermediate understanding of the Linux OS. For example, this might mean you have basic understanding of how an operating system works, some experience using Linux, and some knowledge of how Linux differs from desktop (e.g., Mac, Window) or phone OSes (Android, iOS).
  • Intermediate command line skills. You should have basic knowledge of the terminal using a shell such as tcsh or Bash. This doesn’t necessarily have to be on Linux (Macs also have a nice command line).
  • Scripting or programming experience of some kind.
  • Collegial, personable, plays well with others; the program is a team sport. Please note this does not mean you have to be “normal”; neurodiversity is encouraged.
  • Well-rounded and curious.
  • Can deal with reasonable deadlines. It’s a fast-paced program, but not high pressure.
  • Meets LANL undergraduateor graduate student program requirements, as applicable.

Desired Skills
In addition to the above, we’re looking for interns that also have some of the following skills. Note that few interns have all of them.

  • Strong communication skills (written and/or oral).
  • Interesting experience with Linux, hardware, networking, security, filesystems, etc.
  • HPC experience, whether sysadmin or user.
  • C or systems programming experience.
  • Interesting novel perspectives. Can you expand our horizons?

Application procedure
To apply, send the following in PDF format to super@lanl.gov.:

  • current resume
  • unofficial transcript, including GPA
  • cover letter describing:
    • your professional interests, experience, and goals
    • why you are interested in the Supercomputer Institute
    • how you meet the minimum and desired skills above
    • what you hope to contribute to our team environment

For more information, visit the Supercomputing Institute’s website.