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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Drupal Developer (Remote OK) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311322

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Software Engineering

Group: Software Platforms

Job Description

  • PNNL is seeking to find talented software engineers who are passionate about development in one or more of the following areas:Front-end developer – developing novel web-based user interfaces using modern tools and frameworks such as React & Redux. Software Systems Engineering – bringing a systems perspective to delivering full-stack software-centric applications built on Drupal using a variety of programming languages, technologies, and development frameworks These engineers will work in teams to design, code, test, debug, and implement software applications in Drupal in support of research and engineering. Candidates will work with various computer technologies, on various platforms and developers must be conversant about their features. They should understand a mix of technologies such as PHP, React, or Javascript. Should possess basic computer knowledge to design and customize programs for various systems and platforms. TASKS YOU MIGHT WORK ON: - Design, develop, document, test and debug new and existing software systems, web interfaces, and/or applications in Drupal. - Work in tandem with our talented User Experience team to develop novel web-based User Interfaces using modern frameworks - Implement back-end services or Drupal modules in PHP connecting to various data sources in support of User Interfaces or larger software systems - Leverage cloud technologies for software delivery - Participate in estimating and scope planning for new projects EXPECTED OF YOU: - Apply knowledge of software engineering practices (e.g. source control, problem tracking, design principles, etc.) with minimal oversight - Take initiative to set personal direction and goals - Stay current about industry developments - Work collaboratively within a team to execute on the full system development life cycle - Maintain or follow quality assurance procedures - Demonstrate good time management skills - Be able to work with different technologies - Coach and teach young developers - Ensure quality code is written - Look at current practices and provide solutions on how they could be better handled - Bring attention to PNNL Drupal by contributing back to the Drupal community - Project planning with clients - Developing scopes - Architect websites and solutions for success. WHY WE SHOULD TALK: - You want to work in a lively environment full of scientists, engineers, and subject matter experts who love learning and thinking creatively - You want to have impact on people's lives and national security problems - You want to work in an environment where diversity and equality are highly valued - You want to build novel solutions to complex problems - You are independent in your every-day work, and self-directed in your career goals Operating on the data-information-knowledge continuum, staff at PNNL employ diverse methods to confront significant problems of national interest—from distilling distributed data into knowledge that supports decision processes, to enabling resilient technologies that enhance computing at extreme scales, to equipping cyber defenders with tools that prevent damaging cyber-attacks. Our research portfolio—spanning from basic to applied—includes data and computational engineering, high-performance computing, applied mathematics, semantic and human language technologies, machine learning, data and computing architectures, systems integration, and software and application development. In Research Computing, the Software Platforms team works with our Researchers to develop CMS-based web applications that help them collaborate on their research, manage projects, share their findings, and much more.

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Software Engineer level 2:

Receives guidance on new assignments, making preliminary selections on technical alternatives; independently completes recurring assignments. Defines and leads project work at a small task/project level, reporting results on time and on budget. Building networks at a local and capability level. Effectively teaming to share resources and optimize research and development at the group and division level.

Software Engineer level 3:

Developing and optimizing capabilities at the division level. Developing external reputation. Building effective project teams with membership across a group, S&E domain and/or directorate. Contributing to the local organization through mentorship of junior staff and taking on operational assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

BS/BA with 2+ years of experience MS/MA with 0-2 years of experience PhD with 0 years of experience .

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 5+ years of experience MS/MA with 3 years of experience PhD with 1 years of experience

  • Experience using Git to manage/share code with a team of developers

  • Experience with object oriented PHP

  • Experience with custom Drupal module development

  • 5+ years of web development experience

  • 3+ years of Drupal development experience

  • Demonstrated ability to innovatively solve technical challenges using Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills (English)

  • Experience with continuous integration (Jenkins, Bamboo, GitLab, etc)

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

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment: Complexities related to the position, working environment, special challenges, etc.:

The ability to telework is optional. Optional permanent remote work location may be considered. Periodic travel would be required.

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Software Platforms

Opening Date: 2020-10-26

Closing Date: 2020-12-25