[Neutron] ORNL-Data Analysis Software Engineer-NB50420471

Levesque, Cerissa J. levesquecj at ornl.gov
Mon Mar 24 19:41:06 CET 2014

Job Posting Title
Data Analysis Software Engineer-NB50420471

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The Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) operates the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR), the United States' highest flux reactor based neutron source, and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), the world's most intense pulsed accelerator based neutron source. Together these facilities operate 27 instruments for neutron scattering research, each year carrying out in excess of 1,000 experiments in the physical, chemical, materials, biological and medical sciences. HFIR also provides unique facilities for isotope production and neutron irradiation. To learn more about Neutron Sciences at ORNL go to: http://neutrons.ornl.gov.<http://neutrons.ornl.gov/>

The Infrastructure and Data Management Team within the Scientific Data Analysis Group (SDAG) is responsible for developing the software infrastructure needed to automatically catalog and process the experiment data of SNS instruments. The Team also develops web-based applications for experiment monitoring, and it contributes to other projects within SDAG such as Mantid and the Center for Accelerated Materials Modeling (CAMM). This position will contribute to the development, operation, and ongoing support of these projects. The position also offers freedom to research and develop new tools for
web-based data analysis and interaction with experimental data.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

-- Support the scientific mission of the SNS by designing, developing, and maintaining reliable software to facilitate neutron data analysis.
-- Contribute towards the extension of the live web monitoring and analysis tools that support our users and instrument scientists.
-- Develop solutions to improve our cataloging processes and provide efficient access to the cataloged meta-data in view of automating reduction and analysis jobs.
-- Support and maintain the existing automated reduction and cataloging services at SNS.
-- Support the mission of the Scientific Data Analysis Group by providing data reduction and analysis solutions for our users.
-- Provide documentation and user training for software. Maintain code in a central repository utilizing a version control system. Develop and utilize software quality testing procedures.
-- Will be expected to carry out a research program that involves using their computational expertise in the analysis of results from materials studies with neutrons.
-- Ensure and monitor compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements. Promptly identify ESH and QA issues and communicate them to project and division management, ESH and QA contacts, and/or subcontractor contacts as appropriate.
-- Maintain a strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics.

Qualifications Required
Bachelor's degree in computer science, physics or related field with 5 or more years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree and 3 or more years of experience.  Demonstrated experience in developing reliable and efficient custom software in a scientific environment. Must show a record of strong software development expertise and an understanding of scientific data analysis. Demonstrated experience in multiple programming languages, including C/C++ and python. Experience with collaborative/team software development using version control and configuration control management systems. Understanding of reliable software design practices, distributed software systems and computer networks. Ability to work and communicate effectively with teams of scientists, engineers, and technicians.

Qualifications Preferred:
-- A PhD degree in computer science, physics or related field and 1 or more years of relevant experience.
-- Experience developing software at a neutron user facility, synchrotron light source or other large-scale experimental physics project or user facility is preferred.
-- Experience contributing to open source projects is preferred.
-- Experience with Nexus, with databases, and with web application development is desired.
-- Prefer a candidate with strong software development expertise and an understanding of scientific data analysis.

Work Directions and Interfaces

Position reports to Infrastructure and Data Management Team Leader. Works closely with members of Scientific Data Analysis Group and other members of the Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division, and interfaces with external scientific users and instrument scientists at SNS and other technical groups. Collaborates with software developers at other facilities and from the user community. Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times as well as work independently.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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.hmtl) and text files(.txt) up to 2MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting at ornl.gov.<mailto:ORNLRecruiting at ornl.gov>

Notice:  If the position requires a Security Clearance, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10
CFR 707.4 will be conducted by the employer and a background investigation by the Federal government may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment and subsequent reinvestigations may be required.

If the position is covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations at 10 CFR 709, a counterintelligence evaluation may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected
veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify Employer.

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