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PhD Residency - Photonics Simulation Resident

Company: X, the moonshot factory
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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.THE FOUNDATION OF AN AMAZING JOURNEYOur goal at X is to make the world a radically better place. In order to do that we seek fresh unexpected perspectives, from different fields, and that's why we're excited about you. Life here isn't easy, but it's fun. We're trying to build things most people can't even imagine, and we're doing it with the hope of making a huge, positive impact on the world. You'll be embedded into a moonshot project, where you'll partner with team members to solve key challenges. This isn't your ordinary internship. You'll be positively challenged and pushed professionally, in ways that you may have never experienced. If this excites you - keep reading.DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP YOU CAN EXPECT:To be placed on one of our confidential or public X projectsTo get paid competitively and with Google benefitsTo be part of a lively community of other Interns and Residents To addend colloquium and discussions with team leads from across Google, DeepMind and external organizationsDETAILS:Location: X's headquarters in Mountain View, CAStart Date(s): Year-round rolling basisDuration: a flexible 4 mo. to 1 year program based on project team needs and your availabilityREQUIREMENTS:Must be enrolled in an academic program and working towards completing a PhD degreeWHAT YOU'LL BE WORKING ON:This internship project seeks highly-motivated, flexible individuals who enjoy working in a small, dynamic interdisciplinary team environment and have a passion for solving challenging problems that can lead to high-impact advances in technology. In this role you will join our simulation team to develop and improve state-of-the-art simulation techniques, leveraging Google's experimentation and production infrastructure.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Currently pursuing a PhD in physics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related fieldSolid Python coding experience with an emphasis on software development best practices including code organization, testing, and readabilityComfortable with the Python numerical and scientific computing stack (NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, etc.)PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience using or developing computational electromagnetic algorithms (e.g. FDTD, FDFD, FEM, RCWA) or simulators and numerical methods in other domains (CFD, acoustics, etc.)Exposure to differentiable programming (e.g. JAX)Past work involving mesh generation and domain decomposition for FEM

Keywords: X, the moonshot factory, Mountain View , PhD Residency - Photonics Simulation Resident, Other , Mountain View, California

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