Position Description

Research Software Engineer
Job Category Fulltime Term
ExemptOvertimeEligible Exempt
Benefits Eligible Benefit Based
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Job Summary

The Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap (http://bootstrapcollaboration.com) seeks applicants for the position of Research Software Engineer.
Our Collaboration focuses on developing new computational techniques for studying and solving nonperturbative quantum field theories. Our techniques draw on computer algebra, high-precision numerical optimization, distributed computing, and many other areas of computer science.

This is a one year term position, with the possibility of extension up to three years. The position will be based at the Caltech campus in Pasadena, CA.

Job Duties

– Collaborate with faculty and researchers to develop open-source solutions for nonperturbative computations in quantum field theory.
– Explore applications of high-performance computing and GPUs to improve and scale current tools.
– Assist researchers with optimizing, parallelizing, distributing, and using shared software tools.

Basic Qualifications

– BS in computer science, physics or related field.
– Familiarity with Python/C/C++.
– Solid track record of open source coding and development as project maintainer or core contributor.
– Experience with numerical computation and/or compuer algebra.
– Experience with high-performance computing, GPUs, or willingness to learn.

Preferred Qualifications

– PhD or other degree in computer science, physics or related field.
– Familiarity with functional languages Mathematica and Haskell.

Required Documents

– Resume
– Cover Letter

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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