Careers at Argonne

Looking for a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of high-performance computing?

At the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, we are helping to redefine what’s possible in computational science. With some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and a talented and diverse team of experts, we enable researchers to pursue groundbreaking discoveries that would otherwise not be possible.

Check out our open positions below. For the most current listing of opportunities at the ALCF, please visit Argonne's Careers Website. Here, you’ll also find information on:

ALCF Career Opportunities

 

ALCF Division Director
Argonne is currently inviting applications for the position of Division Director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The ALCF’s mission 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. The ALCF helps researchers solve some of the world’s largest and most complex problems with its unique combination of supercomputing resources and expertise. ALCF projects cover many scientific disciplines, ranging from chemistry and biology to physics and materials science. The ALCF Division employs over 80 staff members and has an annual budget in excess of $70 million.
The ALCF Division Director assists the Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) of Computing, Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) in providing management oversight and leadership for directorate programs with overall leadership of the ALCF. The selected individual will lead and participate in the formulation of long-range strategic planning and development of initiatives that lead to new research opportunities and funding support. In addition, this person will develop strategies to enable users of computational simulation to take advantage of the ALCF’s high-end computing resources. As the ALCF Division Director, a person will oversee the recruitment and development of an outstanding and diverse scientific, engineering, technical and support staff to carry out the Division’s mission. The ALCF Division Director works in collaboration with CELS senior leadership to integrate the computing facility across the directorate and with the ALD to develop a strategy for leveraging the facility across the Laboratory.
If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400386 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
 
HPC Systems Administration Specialist
How would you like to be part of enabling science at the cutting edge? At the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, we're running some of the fastest, largest, and most complex systems on the planet. Our systems typically debut in the top 5 of the Top500 (www.top500.org) and generally remain in the top 10 for their lifetime. The issues we face are as unique as the machines and the science we support, leading us to develop our own tools and solutions and cultivate a wide variety of skills and expertise in-house. The ideal applicant will be intellectually curious, a methodical and tenacious troubleshooter, willing to dive into source code, comfortable with a debugger, capable of developing tools and creating instructions where none exist, and comfortable working as part of a team of scientists, engineers, systems administrators, and support staff. If this sounds like a challenge you would enjoy and that fits your skill set, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322986 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
Principal HPC Systems Administration Specialist - File Systems

The selected individual will participate in the operation, administration, and maintenance of file systems for the supercomputing resources of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). This includes some of the largest (10s-100s of PB) and fastest (100s-1000s of GB/s) parallel files systems in the world. For the home file system, stability and robustness to failure are paramount. For the parallel file system, performance is the critical demand. Coordinates with the other storage and operations team members for system administration duties. Appointee will participate in the design and planning for future machine upgrades (every 3-5 years), as well as investigate improved/novel approaches for providing file system and disk storage services. This position also includes SAN hardware responsibilities. If you are interested in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #401368 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Assistant Computer Scientist - Work Flows

Join the data sciences group and provide technology vision, innovations, development and support in data-centric workflows to facilitate computational simulations, experiments and analytics on large-scale systems for application domains including material science, genomics, neuroscience, engineering, and high energy physics. You will work in a highly collaborative environment involving science application teams, academia, industry as well as other national labs and agencies. The selected candidate must have extensive experience with high-throughput computing, scientific workflows, and automation of data wrangling tasks such as extraction, transformation and I/O. If you are interested in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #401009 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Assistant Computer Scientist - Machine Learning

Join the data sciences group and provide technology vision, innovations, development and support in data-centric workflows to facilitate computational simulations, experiments and analytics on large-scale systems for application domains including material science, genomics, neuroscience, engineering, and high energy physics. You will work in a highly collaborative environment involving science application teams, academia, industry as well as other national labs and agencies.The selected candidate must have advanced knowledge of machine learning, data mining, and/or statistics and a possess a strong background in mathematical optimization or linear algebra. If you are interested in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #401071 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

 

ALCF Postdoctoral Opportunities

Postdoctoral Appointee – Uncertainty Quantification & Sensitivity Analysis
With guidance from supervisors, appointee will work in the field of uncertainty quantification (UQ) and sensitivity analysis. The appointee will develop, modify, and implement UQ for large-scale simulations, including internal combustion engine simulations. The appointee will develop and apply the codes to the simulation of compression-ignition engines in collaboration with the chemical dynamics group (CSE) and the engines and emissions group (ES). As this project is inherently interdivisional involving physical science, computer science, engine modeling, and numerical analysis, supervision will be shared and the appointee will balance her/his activities accordingly.  If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400297 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
 

Postdoctoral Appointee – HPC Scalable Scientific Data Visualization & Analysis

In this role, you will perform research and development in computational tools and methods for scalable scientific data visualization and analysis on high-performance computing systems. In particular, novel solutions focused on CPU-based techniques aimed at next-generation HPC resources will be targeted. Your work will involve collaboration with ALCF scientists, as well as ALCF applications teams and other collaborators to ensure that the tools developed address the needs of these growing communities. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #401035 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee – FPGAs for Supercomputing

This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to a new way of thinking in high-performance computing (HPC) by marrying state-of-the-art reconfigurable hardware with modern performance-portable programming models. This research will combine advances in high-level synthesis for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) with the emerging OpenMP 4 programming model, thus enabling existing HPC codes to take advantage of the advanced floating-point support available in modern FPGA designs. This same technology will also enable applications relying primarily on integer processing, such as those from bioinformatics. Responsibilities are centered around adapting OpenMP 4 support in the Clang/LLVM compiler to support offloading computation to FPGAs. A passion for improving compiler technology, a keen interest in non-traditional computing hardware, and a desire to advance scientific computing, will be rewarded in this position. If this sounds like a challenge you would enjoy and that fits your skill set, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400503 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.