Scientific Software Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the United States Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory tasked to provide the United States government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs. Our diverse capabilities span scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. We invite applications for the position of Software Engineer within the Workflow Systems Group in the Data in the Artificial Intelligence Section in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of one or more of ORNL software products developed and maintained by the Workflow Systems Group (ADIOS, MGARD, EFFIS, …).
  • Utilize well established software engineering principles to create and harden ORNLs software technologies.
  • Work closely with customers to meet their software requirements, address bugs, and achieve their scientific goals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BS Degree in computer science, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in modern object-oriented programming languages including C++, Python, outside of degree.
  • Experience with parallel I/O.
  • Demonstrated software development experience in computational science, engineering, computer science, or applied math.
  • The ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices Continuous Integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines.
  • Experience in parallel and/or distributed computing.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS and 2+ years of software engineering experience outside of the degree.
  • Experience working with scientific application teams.
  • Experience with software development methodologies, such as version control systems like Git and Subversion and knowledge of UML.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Prior experience developing or contributing to large, complex software systems.
  • Experience in large scale data management.
  • Activity within the broader open-source software community would be looked upon favorably, but is not required.
  • Regular presentations or tutorials at relevant conferences.
  • A track-record in developing detailed documentation in multiple formats
  Application Deadline
Sep 30, 2022

Oak Ridge, TN, USA

  Employment Type