Careers at Tech-X

The Company

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Tech-X Corporation specializes in computational science using new software development paradigms. Our work is aimed at understanding physics via modern modeling techniques, advanced visualization, collaboration tools, and distributed computing technologies.

Tech-X Corporation offers opportunities for scientific and technical professionals with advanced degrees and computational skills to work in an environment where each individual has a stake in the company's development and direction.

The environment at Tech-X Corporation encourages our employees to meet the highest standards of quality and ethical conduct and to grow professionally. Tech-X Corporation is an employee-owned company.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Compensation & Benefits

Tech-X Corporation offers competitive compensation and a dynamic company environment. Benefits include comprehensive coverage for medical, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, 401K savings plan with company match, vacations and holidays, and a flexible work schedule.


Current Openings


Computational Beam or Plasma Physicist

Tech-X Corporation is seeking computational scientists with a background in plasma and/or beam physics and/or fluid dynamics. Tech-X has stable funding for both basic research and the development of computational products. We are interested in candidates at all levels, from new Ph.D. graduates to more senior candidates capable of defining and leading a research program. The selected candidate(s) will be instrumental in Tech-X’s path forward.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop algorithms and methodologies applicable to high-performance computation for electromagnetics and plasmas, particle-in-cell, collisional processes, and/or fluid dynamics methods;
  • Work with a team to implement new capabilities within the Tech-X software;
  • Define and develop research programs.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • One or more of the following numerical methods: FDTD, particle-in-cell methods, Monte Carlo methods, embedded boundary methods;
  • C++ development, preferably with experience in development as a member of a team and experience in cross-platform development, specifically CMake;
  • One or more of the following types of software development: distributed memory (MPI) computing; thread-based, vector-instruction based, GPU computing;
  • One or more of the following research areas: Plasma Physics, Electromagnetics of Structures, Lasers, Photonics, Semiconductor Device Modeling;
  • Ability to communicate science and engineering concepts to knowledgeable colleagues;
  • Ability to work within a small company and directly across functions within the company.

EDUCATION

  • PhD in computational science and/or engineering

EXPERIENCE

  • Doctorate


TO APPLY

Applicants should follow the submission instructions accompanying the online form. Please indicate the position "Beam/Plasma Physicist" and provide resume or CV information.

Tech-X accepts applications only from individuals. No recruiters, agencies, or third parties, please.


Software Tester

Tech-X Corporation is looking for a software tester to test software for cross-platform, high-performance, modeling applications and to develop and maintain automated processes for configuring, building, testing, and releasing these applications.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field, plus 1-4 years work experience;
  • Proficiency in two or more of these operating systems: Windows, Linux, and MacOS X;
  • Proficiency in a scripting language such as Bash or Python;
  • Understanding of the software configuration process and tools;
  • Understanding of the software compilation process and tools;
  • Understanding of software testing principles;
  • Understanding of the software development process and quality assurance;
  • Familiarity with version control systems;
  • Ability to think critically.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS (desirable, but not required):

  • Linux Command-Line Tools;
  • CMake/CTest;
  • Make;
  • SVN and Git;
  • Python;
  • Bash;
  • Jenkins;
  • Ticketing Systems (Redmine);
  • C++;
  • Low-Level Debugging Tools (debuggers, dynamic library analysis tools, etc.);
  • Autotools;
  • Knowledge of Physics and/or high-level Mathematics.

EDUCATION

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field

EXPERIENCE

  • 1-4 years work experience

TO APPLY

Applicants should follow the submission instructions accompanying the online form. Please indicate the position "Software Tester" and provide resume or CV information.

Tech-X accepts applications only from individuals. No recruiters, agencies, or third parties, please.


 

Plasma Physics and Electromagnetics Applications Customer Support Engineer

Tech-X Corporation has an immediate opening for a physicist or electronic engineer for physics simulation software customer support and applications engineering. This is a customer-facing technical support role for Tech-X’s VSim and USim simulation software products. Located in Boulder, Colorado, this position is with a vibrant, growing team that works with some of the finest technical people around the world.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide timely, valuable technical support to existing and potential Tech-X customers by email, telephone, and WebEx conference call presentations;
  • Answer technical questions and develop detailed simulation solutions to customer needs;
  • Explore physics and electromagnetics applications with expert colleagues at Tech-X, customers, and through proactive technical literature research;
  • Create, test, and document simulation examples illustrating product usage;
  • Occasional travel required, including working in exhibit booths at tradeshows;
  • There may be opportunities available for writing or collaborating on white papers, applications notes, and technical articles.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to understand and reconcile computer simulation of plasma physics, electromagnetics, microwave electronics, or photonics with real world specifications and expected outcomes;
  • Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written;
  • Professional behavior and demeanor appropriate to representing Tech-X to prospects and customers;
  • Ability to communicate science and engineering concepts to knowledgeable colleagues;
  • Ability to work within a small company and directly across functions within the company.

EDUCATION

  • Physics or electronic engineering degree with emphasis in electromagnetics, microwave electronics, or photonics;
  • Graduate degree in physics or electronic engineering is desired.

EXPERIENCE

  • Plasma physics, especially self-consistent kinetic or magnetohydrodynamic fluid modeling;
  • Microwave power devices (e.g. klystron, gyrotron, and helix TWT amplifiers);
  • Silicon photonics (e.g. arrayed waveguide gratings and microring resonators);
  • Computational electromagnetics, e.g. fully arbitrary 3D EM simulation, particle-in-cell (PIC) solvers, or computational fluid dynamics (CFD);
  • Python programming is desirable.

TO APPLY

Applicants should follow the submission instructions accompanying the online form. Please indicate the position "Physics EM AE" and provide resume or CV information.

Tech-X accepts applications only from individuals. No recruiters, agencies, or third parties, please.


     
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