Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Code Developer - Computational Mechanics

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104513
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)
Date Posted: November 09 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Code Developers. You will create or adapt state-of-the-art computational mechanics algorithms, ensure the fidelity and performance of their implementation, and support their usage by multiple teams on demanding classes of problems. These positions are in the Defense Technologies Engineering Division (DTED), within the Engineering Directorate. DTED provides support to Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Programs.

Essential Duties
- Create or identify state-of-the-art computational mechanics algorithms that extend modeling capabilities, implement as software suitable for high-performance computers, and document their verification.
- Establish expertise in using one or more finite element based simulation tools such as ParaDyn or Diablo.
- Evaluate algorithms for current and future problem classes, developing a body of experience with which to guide users and establish strategies for future improvements.
- Proactively interact with users to assess software performance and provide solutions for moderately complex issues of modeling or software errors.
- Adapt software development and QA practices and contribute to their continuous improvement.
- Document efforts in technical reports, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results at scientific meetings and conferences.
- Contribute to technical practices and mechanical and structural systems with internal and external collaborators.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- PhD in engineering or applied mathematics with a computational mechanics focus desired, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of computational mechanics, in particular the theory and application of finite element methods for nonlinear solid and structural mechanics and/or the mechanics of materials.
- Comprehensive knowledge in at least one of the following topical areas: advanced spatial discretization for large deformation response, advanced representations of nonlinear response for metals or other material classes, coupled multi-physics simulation, including fluid-structural interaction.
- Experience conducting independent research.
- Proficient in Fortran or C/C++ programming.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Ability to travel.

Desired Qualifications
- Familiarity with explicit computational mechanics methods.
- Experience with software implementations on parallel systems.
- Knowledge of commercial tools for nonlinear solid and structural mechanics.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
 

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

 

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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