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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory HPC Applications Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308528

Directorate: Communications and Information Technology

Division: Research Computing

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a Senior HPC Systems Engineer to join our highly skilled team located in Richland and Seattle, Washington. Our team manages HPC systems in the Top 500 list and explores and deploys a number of new architectures (GPU, FGPA, etc.) in support of research projects crossing multiple research domains including Energy, Environment, National Security and the Computational and Physical Sciences. The team works hand in hand with research projects to optimize code, choose appropriate platforms, and manage scientific workflow. If you are passionate about HPC and enabling science, enjoy a challenge and want to work on an interactive team that is making a difference to our nation, read on!

About PNNL

At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. We advance the fundamental understanding of complex computational, chemical, physical and biological systems and provides science-based solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing challenges in national security, energy and the environment.

Research Computing supports scientific inquiry and advances scientific discovery by providing scientists and engineers across PNNL with the resources required to accelerate their research. This includes large-scale compute and storage resources such as high-performance computing capabilities and machine learning platforms, public and private cloud architectures, on-ramps to leadership class computing architectures, and a suite of software and collaboration platforms. We provide services, expertise and support to enable effective use of our computational resources.

Required Qualifications:

• 7+ years of Linux administration

• 3+ years of HPC administration

• 3+ years of experience in a Lustre environment

• Highly proficient in scripting languages (BASH, Python, Perl, etc).

• Expert in the standard “configure/make/make install” tasks

• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills (English).

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field and 5 years' experience or MS degree and 3 years' experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated ability to innovatively solve technical challenges in a variety of languages include C, C++, Fortran

• Proficient in parallel programing frameworks including MPI, OpenMP, and PGAS type models.

• Familiarity with Deep Learning frameworks such as PyTorch and TensoFlow

• The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is an advantage but not required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: HPC

Opening Date: 2019-06-13

Closing Date: 2019-08-01