Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division has an opening for a Computational Project Scientist to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will work on the development of RandLAPACK, which aims to develop high-quality libraries for linear algebra problems that incorporate randomized algorithms from the area of Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra (RandNLA). RandNLA algorithms are scalable and highly modular. Their scalability makes them of interest to HPC users in general, and their modularity makes them of interest to NERSC and LBNL since they can be optimized for different hardware and problem data. The position will involve the development of RandLAPACK in an object oriented programming (OOP) style so that users can leverage the modularity inherent to RandNLA algorithms.
What You Will Do:
The project scientist will join in and lead the design, development, and optimizations of RandNLA algorithms within the RandLAPACK framework.
Develop methods to reduce the strong coupling between the implementations of high-level algorithms and their core subroutines, a challenge for traditional numerical algorithms, but less of an issue for randomized matrix algorithms.
Develop RandLAPACK methods in such a way that they work efficiently with dense matrices, sparse matrices, and even abstract linear operators.
Interate the RandLAPACK software in the linear solvers packages developed in the Scalable Solvers Groups, such as ButterflyPACK and STRUMPACK.
Work closely with NERSC scientists and Machine Learning and Analytics scientists to deploy and evaluate the RandLAPACK software.
Provide training to colleagues and write excellent documentation, to elevate the work from a proof of concept to maintainable, long-lasting infrastructure.
What is Required:
Advanced degree in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics, or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
Experience beyond an advanced degree in applied mathematics, computer science, software development, data science or closely related discipline.
Experience and a strong interest in scientific software development or research software engineering.
Experience using object oriented programming for data analysis.
Demonstrated record of scientific excellence through publications, talks, talks, or software deliverables.
Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of scientists and engineers.
Experience contributing to a scientific software project in a team environment, which might include co-developing an internal project or contributing to community-based open source software
Experience in developing new numerical algorithms for optimization, linear algebra, data analysis, statistical models.
Demonstrated expertise at successfully working in multidisciplinary teams. In particular, demonstrated expertise in coordinating software development teams.
Project Scientist Appointment - This is a full time 2 year, term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years.
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.
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