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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Network Engineer Associate, II in ARLINGTON, Virginia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309010

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Operations & Analysis

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is seeking a network engineer associate to join our cross functional cyber team. As a network engineer associate you will collaborate with world-class scientists, engineers and researchers, to provide solutions to complex and challenging problems. This position is responsible for management of IT infrastructure for an experiential lab. The incumbent will be expected to have a network engineering background as well as familiarity with virtual machines, Linux, Windows and MAC OSX. This is a growth position for someone who possesses the right technical background but is interested in branching out to gain new experiences in cyber security research and development. In addition to the technical aspects of the job described above the incumbent will work as a team to perform data fusion and data analysis using advanced tools, contribute ideas to new cyber classroom exercises, and set-up and operate equipment in support of sponsor demonstrations. Additionally, the incumbent will stay abreast of current research and tools for adoption and incorporation into the environment.

The incumbent is organizationally part of the Operations & Analysis Group. This Group is a part of the National Security Directorate and provides high quality technology and analysis products to the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies.

Responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • In consultation with network engineers in Richland, WA, configure, establish and manage IT infrastructure for a small, experiential cyber laboratory.Build out desktop environments for classroom activities, which includes Windows server, VMWare, MAC OSX, Linux and Cisco (switches, routers, firewalls)

  • Serve as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO).Keep systems patched, inventory equipment and virus scan incoming data

  • Working as a team, create and analyze datasets, applications, and tools for hands-on experiential exercises in the classroom

  • Maintain proficiency in current and emerging analytical software products. Test new state of the art tools for acquisition and incorporation into the lab

  • Deploy and manage hardware, software and virtualization for classroom systems and research projects

  • Receive programmatic direction and maintain professional demeanor - responsible, self-motivated, and autonomous

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in technical field and 2 years of experience in computer science or a closely related field or an advanced degree in computer science or related field

  • Knowledge of Linux, MAC and Windows OS and proficiency in network engineering gained through classroom studies, internships and professional experience

  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management

  • Work location is in Arlington, VA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in technical discipline

  • Cyber security certifications

  • Curiosity about cyber and data analytics tools

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Additional information:

  • This position will require occasional work around electrical computer cabinets that may include installing computer, network, and other components.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Operations and Analysis

Opening Date: 2019-02-27

Closing Date: 2019-05-28