We are seeking a Computer Scientist to develop algorithms, models and software to simulate compressible turbulent flows from subsonic to hypersonic Mach numbers.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
The Computational Thermal and Fluid Mechanics Department develops aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, compressible fluid mechanics, and flight dynamics simulation software to execute on a variety of high performance computing platforms. These codes will be used to perform highly detailed simulations for use in the design, development and qualification of nuclear weapons, as well as aerosciences projects funded through the U.S. Department of Defense, DARPA, NASA, and industry. The code development efforts are focused on providing tools for analysts at Sandia and partner institutions. The code areas are primarily in thermal analysis and compressible flow (subsonic, transonic and hypersonic), and shock physics. Our broader code development team also develops simulation capabilities for modeling shock physics, solid mechanics, structural dynamics, participating media radiation, fire environments, and incompressible fluid flow (with capillary hydrodynamics, drying, porous flow -- multi-physics). Code teams are typically five to ten people, and strong interaction with the analysis teams is an important part of the code development process. Our projects span the Mach number range from subsonic through hypersonic and involve systems ranging from aircraft released ordinance to reentry systems and rocket systems.
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.