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Company: University of California
Location: United States of America
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division is hiring for a C++ Programmer/Engineer. This position will develop HPC software utilizing advanced features of C++ 11 and newer, for use in development and production environments, running on world-class supercomputers.  This position will join an established development team(s) on one or more existing projects (including UPC++, Paradise++, and Mobiliti) to be the authority on modern C++ features and provide support to users of the corresponding software product(s).

What You Will Do:

  • Develop software in C++, related to one or more of the following fields:

    • Partitioned Global Address Space programming models

    • Asynchronous Task-Based Runtimes

    • Parallel Discrete Event Simulations

  • Support applications of the software to HPC in both research and production environments.

  • Analyze the performance of the software to help identify performance bottlenecks.

  • Design and develop techniques and algorithms to improve the performance of the software across multiple application domains.

  • Maintain, release, and support the software for broad use in the scientific and engineering community.

  • Document work and results in the form of technical reports, journal papers and conference proceedings.

What is Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or a related field), or equivalent experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience following the Bachelor's degree or its equivalent experience.

  • Experience implementing high-quality software in C++, in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC).

  • Parallel programming in HPC applications and/or middleware using MPI, CUDA or a PGAS model.

  • Demonstrated mastery of advanced features of C++11 and newer.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with design and implementation of applications using, or middleware implementing, one or more the following:

    • Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) programming models

    • Asynchronous Task-Based Runtimes

    • Parallel Discrete Event Simulations

  • Established track record of delivering production-quality software, or design experience in programming languages or programming models.

  • Experience with C++ template metaprogramming.

  • Proven consensus-builder in a distributed, collaborative environment.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


  • This is a full-time, 5 year, term appointment with the possibility of conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • 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.

  • Relocation for this position is optional, but the applicant must physically reside in the United States. The employee will be expected to attend regular virtual meetings with team and department members that are scheduled during business hours for US Pacific time.

Learn About Us:

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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