Flow Science is searching for a CFD Developer to join its Research and Development Department. This position will be focused on FLOW-3D’s civil, hydraulics, water & environmental and coastal engineering markets. The work of a Developer focuses on research, development, implementation and documentation of new additions and modifications in the numerical methods and computational physics in our flagship CFD software, FLOW-3D®. Continuous, cutting-edge research and development remains the cornerstone of Flow Science’s business model in order to meet the increasing demands of FLOW-3D’s commercial and academic user base and maintain its competitive advantage in the CFD industry.
Research, development, and implementation of new additions and modifications in numerical methods and computational physics to Flow Science’s flagship CFD software, FLOW-3D.
Insuring that the new developments correspond to the company’s general development goals and are completed in a timely manner.
Insuring that the newly developed algorithms are robust, efficient and of high quality, using consistent programming style throughout, ensuring readability and clarity of the newly added/modified coding.
Documenting the new additions and modifications by writing technical notes and amending the User Manual.
Maintain accuracy, stability and efficiency of the main solver program, including debugging and finding solutions for issues with the existing and newly added numerical and physical models.
Providing assistance to users, primarily through the Company’s support staff, but also directly when necessary.
Experience, skills and knowledge:
Experience in hydraulics, water and environmental engineering, and/or coastal engineering CFD modeling: depth-averaged shallow water equations, waves, sediment transport and scour, multi-phase flows, turbulence and air entrainment, and reaction kinetics
Good understanding and proven experience in numerical methods used in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) including heat and mass transfer, and free surface modeling
Good understanding of software development process for large projects and an excellent command of modern FORTRAN
Experience in implicit and iterative solvers for incompressible flows
Experience in developing and debugging large computational codes
Good understanding and proven experience in high performance programming using OpenMP and MPI
Education: A PhD degree in the discipline of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics or physics with focus on CFD is required.
Attributes: The ideal candidate for this position will have excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Location: Flow Science is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Work location is negotiable.
Benefits: Flow Science offers an exceptional benefits package to full-time employees including employer paid medical, dental, vision coverage, life and disability insurances, 401(k) and profit sharing plans with generous employer matching, and an incentive compensation plan that offers year-end bonus opportunity.
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Flow Science was founded in 1980 by Dr. C. W. (Tony) Hirt, who was one of the principals in pioneering the “Volume-of-Fluid” or VOF method while working at the Los Alamos National Lab. FLOW-3D is a direct descendant of this work, but in the intervening years we have taken it to a much higher level with TruVOF, boasting major improvements in the accuracy of tracking distinct liquid/gas interfaces. FLOW-3D is about much more than just free-surface flows though. It is a complete multi-physics package with significant modeling capabilities including but not limited to fluid-structure interaction, 6-DoF moving objects, and multiphase flows. We know that modeling complex flow domains is not simple, so we give careful attention to each customer’s special modeling needs. As a result, we expose a significant portion of our program to user interaction, avoiding the “black box” approach applied by other CFD packages. We support a stellar customer base of commercial, academic, and government users around the globe who use FLOW-3D to improve the world on a daily basis, a fact we are very proud of. We take care of these users directly, and through a high-quality ch...annel of affiliated companies (Flow Science Japan, Flow Science Deutschland GmbH, and Flow Science Software Trading Co., Ltd (China)) and independent partners.