Careers at Argonne

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to develop world-class solutions for powerful petascale computational systems?

We're inviting outstanding candidates to apply for a variety of open positions in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) new supercomputing facility at Argonne National Laboratory.

With roughly 3,200 employees from nearly 60 nations (including about 1,000 scientists and engineers), Argonne National Laboratory hires top-quality staff who find personal and professional fulfillment in their work. The lab is located twenty-five miles southwest of Chicago—situated on 1,500 beautiful, wooded acres and surrounded by the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. 

Argonne’s surrounding communities offer housing and amenities to suit all tastes. The Chicago area boasts top-rated schools and universities and a superior transportation network of interstate highways, rail and bus lines. The laboratory’s campus is about half an hour by freeway from two major international airports, O’Hare and Midway. Argonne’s proximity to Chicago offers employees and their families access to world-class museums, an award-winning theater scene, major music and dance companies, the world-renowned lakefront, boating and fishing, premier shopping and fashion, distinct and culturally diverse neighborhoods, more than 7000 restaurants and eateries, and sports teams in all major sports.

For the most current listing of opportunities within ALCF, please visit Argonne's Careers Page and click on the link that applies to you: External Candidates, Internal Candidates, Postdoctoral Appointments, or Students.

ALCF Career Opportunities

Director of Operations
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to work with petascale computational systems? Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for the position of Director of Operations at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The mission of the ALCF is to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs for humanity by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities in partnership with the computational science community. We strive to be the forefront computational center for extending the frontiers of science by solving key problems for the nation that requires innovative approaches and the largest-scale systems. This includes some of the largest (10s-100s of PB) and fastest (100s-1000s of GB/s) parallel file systems in the world. The person who fills the Director of Operations role will be responsible for the teams that operate the ALCF supercomputing resources including HPC systems and network administration, infrastructure, storage, software development, and cyber security for the division. Coordinates and manages the facility operations activities of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). Responsible for the teams that operate the facility`s supercomputing resources including HPC systems and network administration, infrastructure, storage, software development, and cyber security for the division. Oversees day-to-day operations of the group and sets long-term directions. Works closely with division management and other team leads to ensure users science needs and requirements are met. Ensures the ALCF meets its milestones and performance metrics during both construction and operation of deployed systems. Works with the other ALCF teams to improve the reliability and usability of the systems operated by the ALCF. If you are interested in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321859 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Director of Science
Provides scientific and technology vision and leadership for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). Works closely with the division director and senior laboratory management towards the implementation of the Laboratory`s strategic plan to build world-class computational science research teams at ANL. Manages and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. Builds and strengthens high-quality collaborative research opportunities with industry, business, and academic partners to gain computational science projects for the ALCF.  If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #320984 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Application Performance Engineer
This Application Performance Engineer works closely with Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) INCITE science application project team members, application developers and users to identify and isolate problems, extend functionality, and enhance performance of their applications through algorithmic improvements, code parallelization, and performance analysis. The role develops computational algorithms and performance tools for Blue Gene, develops deep understanding of scientific applications from diverse science disciplines and presents at workshops and other user forums to educate users of the ALCF. The position works closely with the User Services and Outreach group and Catalyst team to support users. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322042 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Assistant Computational Scientist
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is seeking experienced Assistant Computational Scientists to provide expert advice and assistance with Leadership Science Project Teams to enable breakthrough science and engineering research. Provides an enduring scientific point of contact for these projects, and helps mesh their computational campaign needs with facility resources. Participates in ad-hoc multi-disciplinary ALCF teams to address integration, performance and operation challenges of high performance science and engineering applications. Builds relationships with other supercomputer centers to address common challenges. Draws on considerable knowledge of high performance computational science to provide expert advice and assistance with Leadership Science Project Teams to enable breakthrough science and engineering research at the ALCF. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321361 or LCF Requisition #322069 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Computational Scientist
Outstanding opportunity for a Computational Scientist to enable breakthrough science and engineering research at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Draws on knowledge of high performance computational science to assist and collaborate with Leadership Science Project Teams and provides an enduring scientific point of contact for these projects, and helps mesh their computational campaign needs with facility resources. Participates in multi-disciplinary ALCF teams to address integration, performance and operation challenges of high performance science and engineering applications. Builds relationships with other supercomputer centers to address common challenges. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321288 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

HPC Systems Administration Associate
Excellent opportunity for a HPC Systems Administration Associate to join the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). Participates in the design, development, and advancement of the high-performance computing (HPC) environment and assists with implementation, management, and administration of experimental and production networks. Contributes ideas to the design and development of new systems and network tools. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321269 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Software Development Specialist
As a member of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (LCF),the Software Development Specialist builds computational tools and develops methods for the solution of computational science problems on parallel and distributed computers. Works as a member of a team under the supervision of senior scientific or technical staff, as appropriate. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321117 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

UNIX Database Administrator
We are seeking a highly-qualified candidate to be the division's expert database administrator for UNIX system databases, including the large DB2 databases running the largest ALCF production resources and several smaller MySQL, Postgres, and Oracle databases. The administrator will be responsible for installation, backup, recovery, replication, and performance tuning. The selected candidate will also develop key tools and applications and will maintain development, testing and production database environments, as well as ensuring database security, availability and integrity. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321674 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

Division Postdoctoral Positions

Build the future of computational science. This is a unique opportunity to jump-start the next generation of large-scale computational science as part of a cutting-edge organization, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and as part of an extraordinary team of peer postdoctoral appointees.

Postdoctoral Appointee - HPC
The Argonne Leadership and Computing Facility (ALCF) division is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will draw on knowledge of high performance computational science to introduce new techniques that substantially improve the performance or range of science and engineering that can be addressed by petascale science applications. The successful candidate will also work closely with multi-disciplinary ALCF teams and science project teams to address challenges of high-performance science and engineering applications. You may also partner with other petascale centers or tool development efforts to address common challenges. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322374 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.