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 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.

 

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.

 

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, then please submit your application for LCF Requisition #322986 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

HPC Systems Administration Specialist - File Systems

Interested in working on some of the largest and fastest HPC storage systems in the world? Would you like to help design and implement the next generation of HPC storage systems? Then come join the storage team at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The person who fills this position will be the go-to person for our GPFS file systems. At our scale, you don't have COTS solutions to our problems, so the incumbent will help develop new tools for management, monitoring, reporting, debugging and troubleshooting. They will also be one of the primary points of contact in our collaboration with the GPFS development team on new features. This person will also assist with the rest of our storage environment including NetApp filers, FC SAN infrastructure, as well as both HPSS (archive) and TSM (backup) for tape storage and will coordinate and work with the other teams within operations, the other groups within our division (help desk, performance engineers, and computational scientists) as well as our users. Participates 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. The career level (PT3 or PT2) that is offered to the selected candidate will be dependent upon the candidate’s experience, competencies, and their applicability to the posted position. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #323120 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.

 

 

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 - Extreme Scale Performance Modeling & Analysis

Interested in working on some of the largest supercomputers in the world? Would you like to help model, analyze, and design the next generation of extreme scale systems and their workloads? Then come join the Performance Engineering team at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to design and development new approaches to performance evaluation and performance analysis of scientific and data-centric workloads. The successful candidate will draw on knowledge of high performance computing, computational science, compilers and runtime systems, and optimization techniques, to introduce new methods and tools that substantially improve the performance of a range of computational science and data-centric workloads that can be addressed by exascale computing. You will also partner with computational science teams, other high-performance computing centers or tool development efforts to address common challenges of the pre-exascale era. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322618 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - Combustion

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will draw on knowledge of high performance computational (HPC) science to optimize and perform Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of compression ignition engine fuel spray, combustion, and emissions using high-performance computing (HPC). Performance tools will be used to identify bottlenecks in current engine simulations (load imbalances, I/O problems, memory constraints, etc.). You will also work closely with multi-disciplinary science project teams and ALCF HPC experts to enhance the predictive capability of engine modeling codes. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322863 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee -  HPC Modeling of Energy Storage Materials

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) is looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee who will draw on knowledge of high performance computational (HPC) science to perform materials modeling and optimization for energy storage system design (e.g., batteries). Modeling will focus not only on materials, but also on the mechanisms and dynamics of interactions at interfaces. The methods may include reactive force-field molecular dynamics (MD), accelerated MD, ab initio MD (e.g., using QBOX), and kinetic Monte Carlo. The role develops and implements materials modeling methods and algorithms. Performance tools will be used to identify bottlenecks in simulations (load imbalances, I/O problems, memory constraints, etc.). You may also work closely with multi-disciplinary science project team(s) and ALCF HPC experts. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #322865 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

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 be developing, modifying, and implementing 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 #322866 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - HPC

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) 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 #322873 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

Postdoctoral Appointee - Scalable Data Analysis and Data-Centric HPC

The successful candidate will work with a team of computer scientists and computational scientists at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and computer scientists at the Mathematics and Computer Science Division (MCS) on novel solutions for data-centric high-performance computing and experimental science. The goal is to develop scalable algorithms, programming models and runtime solutions to address the data analysis needs of ALCF applications, including material science and climate, and in general data-intensive applications, such as experimental science at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source (APS). Another key aspect would involve research and development of data-centric HPC architectures in close collaboration with vendors and applications. Additionally, the incumbent will collaborate with the DOE SENSEI project and the SDAV SciDAC Institute.  If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #323102 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.