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Data and Operations Software Team Lead

Devens, MA
19 days ago
Full time role

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Job Description

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
SPARC will produce a huge volume of data that needs to be collected and processed in near-real-time to support Tokamak operations. The data also needs to be archived and retrievable for analysis across multiple data sets. In addition, SPARC requires data visualization and the ability for operators to tune Tokamak control parameters during operations. As leader of the SPARC Data and Operations Software team, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the software architecture that can meet these needs.
You will work across functional groups within CFS as well as with external organizations to design a system that can meet the needs of operators, physicists, instrumentation engineers, controls engineers, software engineers, and others. The system you will design will be critical to the success of SPARC and CFS and will be expected to be highly available, highly reliable, and capable of handling massive amounts (terabytes) of data.

This team member will:

  • Design and implement the data and operator software to meet the needs of SPARC
  • Grow, hire, and manage a team of exceptional software engineers to implement and run the data and operator software systems
  • Support SPARC systems integration, commissioning, and plasma fusion operations
  • Produce verification evidence that the system you design meets requirements of SPARC
  • Report and be accountable to the Head of SPARC Software
  • Grow, hire, and manage a team of exceptional software engineers to implement and run the data and operator software systems

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

  • Experience growing and leading a team
  • Excellent software engineer with direct experience designing and fielding systems capable of handling massive amounts (petabytes) of data
  • Programming experience in python, c++, or similar languages
  • Extensive experience with scalable data storage, processing, visualization, and retrieval

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

  • Full stack developer experience (e.g. javascript, react, etc.)
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Perform activities such as typing for extended periods of time
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
  • #LI-Onsite

CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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