HPC Analytics Data Scientist

Remote friendly (CO - Golden United States of America)

Posting Title

HPC Analytics Data Scientist



CO - Golden


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Hours Per Week



Working at NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado is the nation's primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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Job Description

The Data, Analysis, and Visualization group, located within NREL’s Computational Sciences Center, is seeking a full-time data scientist with experience in the analysis of High-Performance Computing (HCP) runtime data. The position is for a dynamic and motivated person with a strong interest in advancing the renewable energy mission of NREL by supporting world-class research, innovation, and leadership in computational science.

This position will help NREL prototype, analyze, and optimize new capabilities in High Performance Computing (HPC). The prototyping tasks will require strong programming skills, and the analysis work will include elements of statistics, data science, ML/AI, and visualization, and an exceptional understanding of the state-of-the-art approaches in HPC data analytics.

Candidates with prior experience in ML/AI and HPC will find great opportunity to apply their skills in this position.

Candidates should have a strong technical background, good work ethic, and be comfortable learning and applying new technologies, as the role will include self-starting and performing many technical tasks independently. The role also requires collaboration and effective communication with peers, mentors, and team members, as well as with stakeholders outside of the team with a high degree of professionalism. The successful candidate will not shy away from tackling challenges, but rather, demonstrate eagerness to engineer creative solutions. In this vein, the candidate should have a high degree of curiosity, excitement to work as a team, and ability to adapt to needs of differing projects and challenges by gaining and utilizing new skills in support of research goals.


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Master's Degree . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 2 or more years of experience . General knowledge and application of scientific technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Training in team, task or project leadership responsibilities. Intermediate abilities and knowledge of practices and techniques. Beginning experience in project management. Good technical writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

* Must meet educational requirements prior to employment start date.

Additional Required Qualifications

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to work independently

· Experience with presenting and publishing research projects

Preferred Qualifications

Strong research and publication record


Job Application Submission Window

The anticipated closing window for application submission is up to 30 days and may be extended as needed.

Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Job Profile: Researcher II / Annual Salary Range: $73,200 - $120,800

NREL takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

Benefits Summary

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short*- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits*; 403(b) Employee Savings Plan with employer match*; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; personal time off (PTO) and sick leave; paid holidays; and tuition reimbursement*. NREL employees may be eligible for, but are not guaranteed, performance-, merit-, and achievement- based awards that include a monetary component. Some positions may be eligible for relocation expense reimbursement. Limited-term positions are not eligible for long-term disability or tuition reimbursement.

* Based on eligibility rules

Badging Requirement

NREL is subject to Department of Energy (DOE) access restrictions. All employees must also be able to obtain and maintain a federal Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card as required by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), which includes a favorable background investigation.

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If you are offered employment at NREL, you must pass a pre-employment drug test prior to commencing employment. Unless prohibited by state or local law, the pre-employment drug test will include marijuana. If you test positive on the pre-employment drug test, your offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.


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