Principal Software Engineer - Compilers

Full-time
Calabasas, CAScience & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /Regular /On-siteBased in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas, Westlake Village and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. Essential Duties:As a Principal Software Engineer within the Quantum Programming group, you will be a core contributor to this stack, including both maintenance and significant new feature development. We build two "full stack" compilers, one for a strictly typed functional programming language called Coalton, and one for a quantum programming language. The compilers are primarily written in Common Lisp, and interfaces with a lot of software, both as a library and as a stand-alone application. As such, in this role, you will have opportunities to work on both quantum compilers, classical compilers, as well as open-source Lisp compilers.In addition to technical work, you will have leadership responsibilities, helping shape the direction of compiler and programming language development activities at HRL.Required Skills:Superb understanding of operating system fundamentals, the C ABI, programming language runtimes, and programming language implementationExcellent skills in profiling and debuggingPractical knowledge of several different programming language paradigms, including functional and logic programming.Near-expertise in static and strong functional typing disciplines.Experience doing academic research in computer science or mathematics is a plusDemonstrated skills on a non-trivial programming language implementation.Outstanding programming skills, including full cycle software development with GitExcellent code review and mentorship skillsKnowledge of quantum computing and quantum mechanics is a plusKnowledge of Common Lisp (We use Steel Bank Common Lisp) is a plusFamiliarity with scientific and numerical computing is a plus.Required Education:Bachelors in mathematics or computer science, or equivalent knowledge gained through industry experienceSpecial Requirements:US citizenship is requiredAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearanceCompensation:The base salary range for this full-time position is $163,150 - $209,088 + bonus + benefits.Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed reflect the base salary only, and do not include potential bonus or benefits.Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At HRL, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.For our privacy policy please visit : This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

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