2022-05-24T13:40:07-04:00 X, The Moonshot Factory
Photonic Simulation Software Engineer
Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA

X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.

About the Team:
We are exploring automated design for electromagnetic devices such as optical networking equipment, lenses, image sensors, and lidar systems. We are leveraging Google-scale compute, optimization, and machine learning in order to enable 10x gains in ultra-large-scale simulation and optimization schemes.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a software engineer with electromagnetic simulation expertise, either FDTD or other types of algorithms. Beyond ensuring simulation accuracy and numerical stability, you will enable simulations to efficiently scale when running in Google’s datacenters.

How you will make 10X impact:

  • Push the envelope and leverage Google-scale infrastructure to enable simulations of increasing size and complexity to run.
  • Build and own the end-to-end simulators you develop. Your work will directly impact our users’ ability to get things done. You will be expected to own the maintenance lifecycle.
  • Educate the team on simulation trade-offs, challenges and spread knowledge throughout the team. 
  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams of engineers, scientists, and domain experts.  Listen to their needs, propose, design and implement solutions.

What you should have: 

  • BS/MS in CS, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Ability to work in a small but growing team and help onboard new people.
  • A fast learner with strong coding skills (preferably in multiple languages, but Python is a must) and a strong commitment to code quality.

It would be great if you had one or more of these skills too:

  • Physics background in computational electromagnetics, fluidics, mechanics, or acoustics.
  • Experience developing large-scale  simulators for ordinary / partial differential equations using finite difference, finite volume, finite element, or other techniques.
  • Hands-on experience developing code for accelerators like GPUs and TPUs

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