Experienced Research Staff in Data Analytics or Machine Learning

Sandia National Laboratories

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  • Albuquerque, NM
    Sandia National Laboratories
    Apr 10, 2019

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions?  Do you want to join a diverse team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security?

We are seeking an outstanding research scientist or engineer with a passion for research in computer science or computational science with experience in data analytics or machine learning to make significant contributions to our broad-based computing research organization, with a focus on:

  • Exploratory/predictive data analytics,
  • High-performance data analytics (e.g., scalable data analytics/machine learning),
  • Multi-scale/multi-physics applications,
  • Numerical methods, or
  • Cognitive science (modeling, autonomy, neuroscience, neuromorphic computing)

Are you passionate about applying cutting-edge data analysis or machine learning techniques to address national computing needs in energy, climate, and national security?  On any given day, you may:

  • Conduct creative research and development to impact physics-based or data-centric applications.
  • Collaborate with a team of hardworking, multidisciplinary researches to explore state-of-the-art techniques and develop software to support the DOE mission.
  • Brief program managers on project proposals or status to develop and maintain program funding.
  • Collaborate with management on charting strategic research directions.
  • Collaborate with team members on journal publications and conference presentations, as well as participating in scientific conferences.

While this position is located at Sandia’s New Mexico site, engagement with scientists at Sandia’s California site, as well as collaborators external to Sandia is encouraged.  Ability to collaborate with a diverse set of colleagues is a strong advantage in this position.

Sandia Job Title: R&D Computer Science

About Our Team

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 research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support materials.

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 with amazing impact 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, strong medical 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.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Qualifications We Require

  • A PhD in applied mathematics, engineering, computer science, physical science, or equivalent discipline plus a bachelor’s or master’s in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
  • Advanced computer programming experience.
  • Research experience in data analytics or machine learning.
  • An outstanding record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience making effective technical presentations.
  • Experience leveraging novel architectures (e.g., GPUs, FPGAs, or SoCs) for simulation, data analysis, or machine learning
  • Research experience in exploratory/predictive data analytics, multi-scale/multi-physics simulations, high-performance data analytics, numerical methods, or cognitive science.
  • Expertise in scientific programming for high performance parallel computing, including expertise with MPI-based parallel programming.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.