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Application Developer- National Institute for Computational Sciences

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Application Developer- National Institute for Computational Sciences


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) is seeking an Application Developer for the Scientific Computing Group (SCG).  NICS operates computing resources and supports the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and national science and engineering communities, enhancing their capability to address computationally challenging research problems.  A critical component of this support includes application development and support for computational science workflows within the SCG. This position reports to the NICS Scientific Computing Group Leader.


The successful candidate will serve primarily as an application developer responsible for developing and maintaining computational science workflows.  Activities include:

    Develop and maintain new workflows to meet research or project goals.Automate and/or optimize existing research workflows to best utilize cluster resources.Understand research or project needs, recommend methodological approaches, prototype solutions, and implement improvements.


The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) in computer science, software engineering, or related field.  Additional qualifications include:

    At least one year of experience in software development.Two years of experience with programming languages such as Perl, Python, or C/C++.

An advanced degree such as a master’s degree (M.S. or M.A.) in computer science, software engineering, or related field is preferred.  Additional preferred qualifications include:

    Experience developing applications in Python.Database experience such as Mongo, Psql, or MySql.Web development technologies experience (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or frameworks).Knowledge and experience in software development methodologies and best practices.Contributions towards research publications.

The successful candidate will always maintain the highest level of professionalism when interacting with internal and external customers.  In addition, the candidate must possess the following:

    Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player.Strong verbal and written communication skills.Ability to be a proactive and solution-oriented problem solver.

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: National Inst Computational Science
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 7, 2022, 2:52:17 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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