RD1 Software Engineering Associate/RD2 Software Engineering Specialist

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Position Summary:

The X-ray Science Division (XSD) of Argonne National Laboratory enables world-class research using x-rays by developing cutting edge X-ray instrumentation and techniques, and pursuing research in the physical, chemical, environmental, and materials sciences. To accomplish this mission, XSD fully operates 43 beamlines and is a partner in the operation of three more beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS). We are currently seeking to fill a Software Engineering Associate position.

Today, the APS collects approximately 10 PB of raw experimental data per year from approximately 100 sophisticated instruments performing work in a variety of scientific domains. Over the coming decade, the APS anticipates this annual data volume will increase by multiple orders-of-magnitude. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of solving data and computing solutions needed to answer pressing scientific questions that face the nation today.

The Software Engineering Associate will be a part of a team developing the strategic direction for facility-wide data architectures and engage in hands-on activities related to the design, development, maintenance, and support of data management solutions for scientific instruments at the APS. The position works collaboratively with, or under direction of staff, scientists, and external collaborators to deliver solutions. Work may involve the development of computational techniques and software development for scientific data management, processing, and visualization, and utilize high-performance computing platforms.

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with scientific software development in Python or C++, and the ability to work under common Linux command shells.
  • Knowledge and experience with object-oriented programming and design patterns.
  • Knowledge and experience with software project management techniques such as revision control, build tools, and issue tracking.
  • A foundation in computer science, computational/data science, mathematics, physics or a related field.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to think independently and innovatively to develop exceptional technical solutions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to write research reports and publications.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, including the ability to interact well with external collaborators.

RD1 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

RD2 Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience, or Master’s Degree and 3+ years or experience, a Doctorate, or equivalent

Job Family: Research Development (RD)

Job Profile: Software Engineering 1

Worker Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

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