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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


A co\-op position is open in the Scalable System Software Department of Sandia’s Center for Computing Research \(CCR\)\. The Center for Computing Research \(CCR\) at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation's most demanding national security challenges\. The Center's portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state of the art applications\. Our work includes computer system architecture \(both hardware and software\); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and support research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support\. We are seeking all qualified applicants and have a strong focus on ensuring diverse hiring of all kinds\.

The successful candidates will work on large scale storage or workflow systems to support science\. It is understood that applicants will have limited experience in the activity areas, but a strong work ethic and some background in the basic skills are required\. Domain specific knowledge, such as scientific simulations, can be learned on the job\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Understand and port a small SQL database application to a NoSQL database engine to compare performance and functionality tradeoffs
+ Understand, design, develop, and evaluate infrastructure to support configuration and deployment of data analytics pipelines
+ Understand, design, develop, and evaluate resilience techniques for data analytics pipelines
+ Understand, design, develop, and evaluate new OS support features for container systems, such as Singularity, on top of Linux

The co\-op student will be paired with a mentor\. This position offers substantial opportunity for training and technical mentorship\. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a challenging and dynamic environment requiring constant learning\.


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Undergraduate student at an accredited university
+ Enrolled full time in the term immediately preceding the internship
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Registration with the university's co\-op office
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
+ Well\-developed technical skills
+ Programing experience including C and C\+\+
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Strong attention to detail, and adaptability
+ Deep and critical thinking skills, self\-motivation capabilities
+ Capability to perform independent work
+ Demonstrated ability to team well with others


+ Cumulative GPA of 3\.5/4\.0
+ Strong interest in high performance computing/scientific computing
+ Linux development stack experience including simple shell scripting, make files, and version control
+ Outside of the classroom programming experience especially collaborative work through a site like Github\.com
+ Well\-developed hands\-on skills
+ Prior internship experiences
+ Leadership experience
+ Interest in pursuing a research career \(MS or PhD\) in engineering, physical, or computer science

Department Description:

The Scalable System Software department supports the design, implementation, and evaluation of system software for extreme\-scale parallel computing platforms with a focus on maximizing the performance, scalability, robustness, and efficiency of key scientific, engineering, and analysis applications\. Areas of active research include: lightweight compute node operating systems, dynamic adaptive runtime systems, low\-level high\-performance networking software, application and system resiliency, application performance analysis, RAS software infrastructure, support for integrated analysis, and parallel file systems and I/O\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.