Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage Distributed Resources Division has an opening for a Computer Systems Engineer (CSE). The CSE will be part of a team that drives the Materials Project in new and exciting directions as the number and diversity of our simulations grow. The successful candidate will occupy an important role in a small team composed of both computer scientists and materials scientists, a team which will continue to grow and evolve as our fast-paced project pushes new boundaries and will be working on the effort to establish Materials Project as a hub for experimental and theoretical materials data maintained by domain experts. The CSE will be involved in all levels of design, configuration, implementation, operation and maintenance of computer-oriented systems and networks as well as will play a lead role on projects. The successful candidate will have broad expertise across many functional areas – including but not limited to web development, database management, software development, systems administration, and data science.
The Materials Project is an initiative to use supercomputers to uncover the properties of all known materials and use this data for technological design. It is a leader in the new wave of "data-driven science" that is already affecting how thousands of scientists, many of them world leaders in their fields, connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. The project is a key player in the US Materials Genome Initiative, launched by the US Government in 2011 to speed the discovery and creation of new materials that are essential to our economic and energy future.
What You Will Do:
Determine methods and procedures on new assignments pertaining to software infrastructure development.
Execute and maintain high-throughput workflows to perform first-principles calculations of inorganic materials including trouble shooting, debugging, and implementations on new computer architectures.
Generate databases and credentials for new collaborators to organize/sync/disseminate raw data, including organization of meta-information and data provenance.
Analyze computed first-principles data repositories for ingestion.
Use state-of-the-art web and scientific software standards to establish effective and appealing ways for visual as well as programmatic interaction with a community-maintained database.
Work with collaborators in monthly video conferences to consult with web development and data organization/management.
Develop and deploy materials data contributions with core details pages and organize/manage explorer functionalities.
Implement tiered data loading/filtering based on size of contributed datasets.
Define and create I/O format targeted toward materials data contributions.
Develop and continuously expand APIs for accessing contributed datasets.
Write and maintain Dockerfiles, and build images to run as isolated containers for JupyterHub users.
Implement specific features and monitor Docker swarm for workshops.
Maintain container packages and releasing according images.
Integrate with infrastructure and databases for data contribution framework.
Maintain and develop materials data and DOIs in close coordination with U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Respond to user tickets, troubleshoot and resolve complex issues.
Provide expertise and take necessary actions caused by outages.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in computer science, engineering or relevant field and a minimum of 8 years of experience in scientific high-performance computing, system administration, large-scale statistical data analysis, and collaborative open-source software development or equivalent experience.
Advanced object-oriented programming in C++, Python, Shell as well as accompanying scientific libraries
Strong experience in Jupyter and JupyterHub
Strong experience in Modern version control systems (preferably git)
Strong experience in Web servers (primarily apache and nginx)
Experience in Web Frameworks (Django, Flask) and Implementation of Restful APIs
Experience in Interactive Data Visualization & Representation (e.g. Plotly, D3, Backgrid, ...)
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Ability to make technical presentations to various audiences and write technical reports.
Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment, including the ability to collaborate well with staff who are not computer experts.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
STEM MSc and minimum 6 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with significant scientific contributions in related field.
Previously heald leading positions/roles in software & computing groups for large collaborations
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on April 16, 2019.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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