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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Tech Student - Computer Science Intern in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311277

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Electricity Infrastructure & Buildings

Group: Optimization & Control

Job Description

Develop supporting infrastructure and help implementation of mathematical algorithms for an exascale computing project. Work in close collaboration with computational scientists, applied mathematicians, and domain experts. The successful applicant is expected to learn to use the hardware abstraction libraries RAJA, Umpire, and Chai.

Junior or Senior in computer science, software engineering, or related field. Must be proficient in object-oriented programming with experience in modern C++ and Python. Must be familiar with basic processes and tools used in large scale software development, such as version control system, pull/merge requests, bug-tracking, and continuous integration. Must understand basic concepts of computational linear algebra such as vector and matrix algebra, matrix factorization, computational methods for solving linear systems of equations. Must have basic understanding of parallel computing and related tools.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

Senior in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.

Proficiency in CMake configuration system, GNU Make, using unit testing frameworks such as gtest or doctest, familiarity with CI tools such as Jenkins or Travis is an asset. Proficiency in distributed-memory or shared-memory parallel computing and experience in MPI, OpenMP, POSIX threads, or CUDA programming is desired.

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Undergraduate Internships

Group: Optimization & Control

Opening Date: 2020-10-12

Closing Date: 2020-11-11