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.
 
Deputy Project Director & Deputy Director of Operations
In the role of Deputy Project Director the incumbent will assist the Project Director (PD) at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in leading and managing large system deployment projects. Responsibilities include participation in the development of project plans and providing project management oversight and supervision for the project performance teams that provide the technical and engineering support for the design, procurement, installation, and testing of equipment and systems. Assists the PD in the role of Technical Representative for large system procurements, including working closely with the PD to coordinate and manage vendors and other external relationships, facilitating resolution of issues, and ensuring the system is delivered on time, under budget, and at the necessary performance level.
As Deputy Director of Operations, the incumbent will assist ALCF’s Director of Operations in coordinating and managing the facility’s operational activities. Helps oversee day-to-day operations of the group including project and asset management. 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 have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400302 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.
 
HPC Systems Administration Associate (or Specialist)
The selected individual will participate in the design, development, and advancement of the high-performance computing (HPC) environment of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The incumbent will assist with implementation, management, and administration of experimental and production networks and will contribute ideas to the design and development of new systems and network tools. The career level for this position is dependent upon the skill level of the selected candidate.  If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400281 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
 
HPC Systems Administration Associate (Term)
The selected individual will participate in the design, development, and advancement of the high-performance computing (HPC) environment of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. The incumbent will assist with implementation, management, and administration of experimental and production networks and will contribute ideas to the design and development of new systems and network tools. This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of reclassification to full-time regular status. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400187 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
 
Software Development Specialist
The person selected for this position will build computational tools and develop methods for solving computational science problems on parallel and distributed computers and works to assure innovative software embodies newly discovered techniques. This involves maintaining a working knowledge of software technologies being developed in the research and business communities. The incumbent will assist users with software tools developed and will work with team members to debug and tune system software; collaborates with senior scientific or technical staff on computational science and software issues. Participates in division activities including contributing to the formulation and implementation of interdisciplinary research initiatives. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #321117 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.

 

 

ALCF Postdoctoral Opportunities

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 – 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 – Electronic Structure Methods for High Performance Computing
The successful candidate will work with a team of computational scientists on an Early Science Program (ESP) project at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The project targets first principles simulations of functional materials for energy conversion on our forthcoming Theta supercomputer. The project will be supervised by principal investigator (PI) Prof. G. Galli (UChicago) and Prof. F. Gygi (UC Davis), and will be carried out in collaboration with Dr. M. Govoni (ANL). The postdoc will also work closely in collaboration with multi-disciplinary science project teams including project PI and team members, ALCF staff, and Cray/Intel staff. This two-year position is based at the ALCF with frequent travel to the home institutions of the project investigators as appropriate for close collaboration. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400216 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
 
Postdoctoral Appointee – Development and Application of High Accuracy, Scalable Electronic Structure Methods
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in emerging electronic structure methods at the forefront of chemical prediction. The successful candidate will work with computational scientists at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to develop software tools and infrastructure based on the recently described Variational Subspace Valence Bond (VSVB) method, and its use in conjunction with the Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) method. The project includes development and optimization of the main VSVB code, toward Next Generation supercomputer architectures, together with workflow tools to generate input for VSVB and process the output for QMC. Applications include the study of catalytic processes (surface reactions) at the heart of candidate battery technologies, and strongly correlated transition metal systems for which methods such as DFT fail. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400255 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.
 
Postdoctoral Appointee – Direct Numerical Simulations of Flame Propagation in Closed Vessels
The successful candidate will work with a team of computational scientists on an Early Science Program (ESP) project at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The project targets high-speed combustion and detonation simulations using our forthcoming Theta supercomputer. The main interest will be to direct numerical simulations of the flame acceleration and the deflagration-to-detonation transition process in hydrogen-oxygen mixtures in closed spherical vessels—exactly matching experimental apparatus. The work will include substantial development and tuning of a task-based parallel implementation of the flow solver, which employs cell-based adaptive mesh refinement. Principal investigator, Dr. A. Khokhlov (UChicago) will supervise the project. The postdoc will also work closely in collaboration with multi-disciplinary science project teams including project PI and team members, ALCF staff, and Cray/Intel staff. This two-year position is based at the ALCF with frequent travel to the home institution of the project investigator as appropriate for close collaboration. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400285 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 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.
 
Predoctoral or Postdoctoral Appointee – Scale-Resolving Simulations of Wind Turbines with SU2
The successful candidate will work with a team of computational scientists on an Early Science Program (ESP) project at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The project targets Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of wind turbines using our forthcoming Theta supercomputer. The project includes development of a sub-grid scale model and an advanced higher-order discretization for performing LES calculations with the SU2 open-source code. LES of flows around wind turbines will be used as a means to generate information for highly accurate reduced-order models [such as Kinematic Simulation (KS)] that can then be used for wind farm design. The work will include substantial development and tuning of parallel application code. Principal investigator, Dr. J. Alonso of Stanford University, will supervise the project. The postdoc will also work closely in collaboration with multi-disciplinary science project teams including project PI and team members, ALCF staff, and Cray/Intel staff. This two-year position is based at the ALCF with travel to and from the home institution of the project investigator as appropriate for close collaboration. If you have interest in this position, we invite you to apply for LCF Requisition #400314 by visiting Argonne's Career Page.