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The Nuclear and Particle Physics Software (NPPS) Group in the BNL Physics Department is an international leader in scientific software development at the most challenging scales. The group collaborates on a growing number of experiments including the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe; the Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan; the DUNE experiment in the US, including the ProtoDUNE experiment at CERN in Europe; the STAR, PHENIX and sPHENIX experiments at BNL's RHIC heavy ion collider; and the future electron-ion collider (EIC).
The EIC Software Developer will lead the software development effort in the Nuclear and Particle Physics Software group (NPPS) and represent the EIC on the NPPS Leadership Team. The incumbent will play a central role in EIC software development, with expert knowledge of Nuclear Physics (NP)/High Energy Physics (HEP) simulation and/or reconstruction software . The successful candidate will be capable of designing complex technical solutions independently, working autonomously and collaboratively within large teams, and leading and mentoring others. As a member of the NPPS Leadership Team the incumbent will be a liaison and consultant on EIC matters and will participate in leadership decision making. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design, develop and maintain simulation and reconstruction software for the EIC
Collaborate with the international EIC software development community representing BNL as an expert and leader in EIC software
Serve as an expert resource and mentor on software to scientist and software developer colleagues
Execute Creative innovation in evolving and (re)engineering software systems for new and emerging computing architectures and technologies
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's Degree in Physics or related field or equivalent directly related experience
A minimum of eight (8) years full time relevant experience, inclusive of three years' experience in NP/HEP software development
Demonstrated excellent programming skills in C++
Knowledge of major HEP software packages including Geant4 and ROOT
Familiarity with software engineering practices that include testing, documentation, source code management and release procedures
Clear and concise oral and written communication skills as well as analytical skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Graduate/Advanced degree in Nuclear Physics
An interest in participating in the EIC and other NP/HEP scientific programs
Experienced python developer familiar with its scientific software stack
Experience with machine learning and data analytics
Experience with parallel processing and/or real time programming
Experience with Graphical Processing Units (GPU) programming and languages such as CUDA
Several years' experience in working on collaborative software projects
Several years' experience in NP/HEP physics analysis
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements
Heavy computer/keyboard usage
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Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.