Riverside Research Institute

Computational Scientist

Location US-NY-New York
ID 2023-1814
Software Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research’s Applied Mathematics and Physics Solutions group is seeking a computational scientist/scientific programmer to support development of computational electromagnetics (CEM) codes. The candidate will research and develop new techniques that advance the state-of-the-art in defense industry CEM tools. Work will be performed in collaboration with a diverse team, with backgrounds in CEM, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, applied mathematics, and high-performance computing (HPC) at our facilities in Ohio (Dayton), New York (NYC), and Illinois (Champaign). This position will include work on independent research and development (IRAD) and contracts.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops state-of-the-art computational electromagnetics (CEM) and numerical linear algebra algorithms
  • Designs, develops, documents, tests (validation and verification) and debugs software
  • Supports code development activities in the group by developing requirements and test plans for software validation and verification
  • Compiles and evaluates test data, prepares technical reports, recommends methods and processes required to meet design objectives on new or improved products and/or processes
  • Applies new methods, algorithms, or processes, and evaluates and communicates conclusions
  • Becomes a subject matter expert in computational methods, mathematics, physics, and/or modeling and simulation
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • Education and Experience:
    • Degree in Computational Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering or STEM fields  with software development experience
    • Bachelor's with 5+ years of experience, or
    • Master's with 2+ years of experience, or
    • PhD 0+ years of experience.
    • Relevant years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 3+ years programing with C, C++, and/or Fortran for software development on and for Linux or other Unix-like systems
  • Familiarity with Python, Unix shell scripting or similar languages
  • Familiarity with linear algebra and numerical solutions techniques or numerical algorithms
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, written and verbal
  • Willingness to learn and perform other duties as assigned
  • Ability to travel (less than 10%) 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance (with poly preferred)
  • Additional STEM degree in physics, electrical engineering, or applied mathematics
  • Experience with applying numerical solver techniques to various mathematical problems such as: method of moments, surface and volumetric integral equations, geometric/physical optics methods, H2 or H-matrix arithmetic, domain decomposition methods, multi-level fast multipole method, finite element method, finite difference time domain, particle-in-cell, multi-scale methods, adjoint methods, optimization, etc.
  • Experience with parallel programming on large high-performance computers (MPI and/or OpenMP)
  • Experience with the full software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience developing cross-platform (Windows and Unix-like) software
  • Familiarity with electromagnetic wave theory


Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is: $100,000 - $200,000.

Global Comp

This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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