Scientific Software Engineer

Requisition # 2022-14508
Date Posted 2 months ago(9/27/2022 5:15 PM)
Department
PPPL Engineering and Infrastrc
Category
Engineering
Job Type
Full-Time

Overview

In this role you would serve as a Software Engineer supporting research analysis of experimental systems data. This data is the result of the experimental operation of a flagship fusion device used to study the same phenomena that powers the sun and stars. This work provides a great opportunity to participate in the development of nuclear fusion as a future energy source to power the modern world.

 

Are you interested in joining the world’s brightest talent in solving some of the world’s grandest scientific challenges of the 21st century? Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is doing just that! Whether it be through science, engineering, technology or professional services, every team member has an opportunity to make their mark on our world. PPPL aims to attract and support people with a rich variety of backgrounds, interests, experiences, and cultural viewpoints. We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and believe that each member of our team contributes to our scientific mission in their own unique way. Come join us!

Responsibilities

The technology used is heavily based on the Linux operating system and requires a deep understanding of the interaction between it and the hardware it is running on to elicit the required performance needed for our systems.

 

Software development:

  • Static and dynamic code analysis (30%)
  • Develop and support the development of research data analysis code (40%)
  • Develop testing regimes to ensure the fidelity of software through upgrades and enhancement activities (30%)

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

 

At minimum, a bachelor's degree in one of the following:

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer

The successful candidate should have at least 7+ years of relevant work experience in a professional environment.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The successful candidate has a diversified knowledge of principles and practices in software engineering.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to communicate ideas effectively to others with varying levels of technical skills.
  • The candidate should also possess the ability to communicate designs through UML, presentations and be comfortable providing material for code reviews.

The successful candidate must have experience with the following:

  • Redhat/CentOS/Rocky Linux development environments
  • Version control software (such as SVN and GIT).
  • Developing regression tests, automated testing tools
  • Python
  • Estimating hours needed to complete tasks

The ideal candidate would have experience with the following:

  • IDL
  • Fortran
  • Linux administration

The candidate must also possess the ability to work with a diverse set of scientists, engineers and technical staff with varying skill levels and backgrounds.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Primarily office work and occasional light hands-on technical work. 

Working Conditions:

  • Remote or Hybrid working conditions are possible.
  • Willing to work with the successful candidate to determine what would work best for all parties given work responsibilities and an evolving set of circumstances.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

Standard Weekly Hours

40.00

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

No

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

Valid Driver's License Required

No

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Princeton University-Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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