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Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Applications Engineer

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Applications Engineers with an emphasis on software development. You will work with a diverse team of scientists, engineers and technicians in an experimental research and development-to-production setting, you will develop and maintain solutions related to 3D printing and mechanical engineering in support of Laboratory mission objectives. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Under limited direction, contribute to maintenance, testing, and upgrade of existing moderately complex-to-complex software coding to effectively operate additive manufacturing machines while meeting evolving programmatic requirements.
- Contribute to creating a range of new applications, including scientific computing, graphical user interfaces, and data processing and visualization given broadly defined parameters.
- Functioning as part of a team, collaborate with scientists, engineers and technicians in the design, implementation, and verification of motion control software that is maintainable and extensible.
- Maintain and improve database software to document evolution of manufacturing systems and processes.
- Document development history and analysis, preparing user manuals, written technical reports, publications, and presentations explaining technical information.
- Perform all assignments in accordance with safety, security, and business practice requirements and policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Independently with minimal direction, create and apply innovative software solutions to an array of complex problems.
- Perform complex simulations for a variety of structural and multiphase transport applications to support design of mechanical components.
- Co-lead development efforts to create state-of-the-art design tools for 3D printed structures.

- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge in Object Oriented Design concepts, parallel computing (MPI, multithreading), and of software code development on Linux and Unix-based platforms.
- Comprehensive experience with Python, Matlab, and development in C++ along with software quality standard methodologies and software configuration management tools.
- Strong mathematical aptitude including analytical and problem-solving skills transferable to algorithm design, and the development, implementation, and verification of software.
- Proficient communication skills with the proven ability to present concepts and ideas in a clear and coherent manner, both verbal and written, for presentation and interaction across internal teams, to management levels up to and including the Engineering AD office and with outside collaborators and sponsors.
- Proficient interpersonal skills and experience working independently and as part of a team in an environment with quickly shifting priorities requiring flexibility.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
- Significant experience with finite element methods and software for solid mechanics simulation.
- Advanced knowledge of inverse kinematics and robotics control systems, or additive manufacturing processes.
- Advanced Python or C++ programming skills and knowledge of numerical methods for solving partial differential equations (PDEs).

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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