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Nuclear Methods Software Engineer

Bellevue, WA 98008

Posted: 07/24/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Core Technologies - Contract Job Number: 27604

Job Description

Position Title: Nuclear Methods and Software Engineer
Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting REMOTE contract Nuclear Methods and Software Engineer opportunity.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Use configuration control software (i.e., Git) to develop, test, document, and maintain the Reactor core design and analysis software application
  • Support coordination of release cycles using Jira to meet project milestones
  • Train and support engineers and other developers in the use of the developed software application
  • Support verification and validation (V&V) activities of the software application
  • Develop tools and utilities to aid engineers in execution workflows, especially workflows that interface with HPC systems
Job Qualifications:
  •  Advanced degree in Nuclear Engineering or equivalent. 2+ years of relevant experience is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Git, both at the command line as well as GitHub
  • Proficiency with Linux operating systems (e.g., CentOS), particularly using a command line.
  • Experience with shell scripting, particularly with Bash, is preferred.
  • Proficiency with developing a large object-oriented Python application using an integrated development environment (IDE). This includes writing code, developing unit and integration tests, linting and profiling, and dispositioning complex pull requests.
  • Experience with Python code using the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration practices 
  • A high degree of trust and integrity, ability to communicate openly and display respect, and a desire to foster teamwork
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience interfacing with multiple engineering disciplines, particularly mechanical, fuel performance, and thermal/hydraulics.
  • Experience with Python documentation tools such as Sphinx
  • Experience running and interpreting fast reactor analyses, especially in a multiphysics environment. Important aspects of these analyses include meshing, physics coupling, physics transport options, and cross section preparation. While knowledge of design tools such as DIF3D and MC2-3 (i.e., the ARC code system) are desired, experience with other systems such as MOOSE or VERA are also valuable.
  • Experience developing new or studying existing neutronics methods
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • The ideal candidate would be able to define and write technical requirements, translate the requirements into testable code, and document the results into technical reports.
  • Familiarity with developing software and configuration items under ASME NQA-1 compliant procedures.
Job Details:
  • Contract
  • Pay Rate Range: $55-65/h 
Benefits Package: Protingent offers competitive salaries, insurance plan options (HDHP plan or POS plan), education/certification reimbursement, pre-tax commuter benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an administered 401k plan.
About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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