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High Performance Computing Embedded Systems Engineer

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: February 21, 2023
Reference Code: 19230
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) High Performance Computing group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a High Performance Computing Embedded Systems Engineer.
Our team works a remote/hybrid/on-site 9x80/4x10 schedule located at our XYZ facility with every/every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
This position is a High Performance Computing Embedded Systems Engineer
Key duties include:
  • HPC leadership at INL including understanding mission requirements and providing solutions for users
  • Function as an effective interface between the High Performance Computing and Advanced Scientific Computing directorate organizations and the rest of the Lab
  • Responsible for designing, defining, installing, configuring, debugging, troubleshooting, optimizing, and maintaining embedded systems in support of the High Performance Computing systems and supporting infrastructure
  • Demonstrate leadership through good communication skills, creativity and positivity
Specific duties include:
  • Provide embedded systems support for machine learning models
  • Support computer vision application development and deployment
  • Support Science Gateway development and deployment
  • Research, install, configure and maintain deployed embedded systems
  • Research, install, configure and maintain 3rd party embedded systems applications
  • Research and diagnose system operational problems quickly and effectively
  • Coordinate with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems
  • Define and document procedures and tasks
  • Participate in a 24-hour, 7-day on-call support rotation and off-hours maintenance activities.
  • Implement and integrate new systems
  • Perform system performance analysis and tuning
  • Provide user support & training
  • Support laboratory wide training and outreach activities with the purpose of increasing HPC adoption at INL
  • Support university training and outreach activities with the purpose of building HPC and computational science skills
  • Contribute to the enhanced reputation of HPC both at INL and regionally
  • Be familiar with data center design, cooling, power, and operations
  • Coordinate with HPC staff for HPC maintenance/outages
  • Support python programming language and modern web development frameworks, content management systems, relational databases, graphical toolkits, version control systems, and OS X/Linux system administration
  • Work effectively both independently and as a member of the team in computer science, scientific software engineering, and client/server programming
  • Take direction from other team members and peers, and also provide input in a constructive manner to others while maintaining a positive and professional relationship
  • Monitor application usage so availability of resources is constant and proactively adjusted to meet demands


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or comparable field
  • Published record of projects using field programmable gate arrays for machine learning inference
  • Experience with HDL
Preferred Requirements:
  • Integer quantization experience starting from Tensorflow or Pytorch machine learning models
  • Experience with computer vision projects and temporal activity detection
  • High performance computing experience as either a user or system administrator
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 200 ($81,288 - $134,100)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.