Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Level 2 Software Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 307440
Directorate: National Security
Division: Computing and Analytics
Group: Visual Analytics
Like building web apps, creative user interfaces and interactive data visualizations using modern web libraries? Can you tell us why the TSP is NP-complete? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Send us a line!
We are the Visual Analytics group; we make sense out of data through human computer interaction, data wrangling and interactive visualizations. Have you ever wanted to see the distribution of car dealerships in your area that offer the best deals? Perhaps you want to know which news sources present the least bias in their work. Do you know the optimal layout of a regional power grid? Or even your home sprinkler system? Data analysis and visualization is how we help people answer those kinds of questions. Do you think in pictures? Do you try to find interesting ways to render data you encounter? We want to talk to you.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Interact with complex datasets from a variety of domains: energy generation and distribution, molecular structures, open-source information, biochemical technologies, medical applications
Bring user/data requirements and design mock ups to life
Create interactive web-based user interface components and data visualizations
Develop unit and integration test cases for front-end components
Work closely with researchers, sponsors, teammates and subject matter experts to rapidly build, test, and deploy new capabilities
TASKS YOU MIGHT WORK ON:
Independently implementing a reusable graph visualization using D3 to visualize power grid connectivity across the United States
Contributing multiple modules to a React + Redux application that visualizes different dimensions of a cyber security dataset
Implement an algorithm published in a journal for free-text analysis
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 build novel solutions to complex problems
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:
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.
Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.
Bachelor's degree with 2 years of relevant experience, Master's degree in Computer Science, PhD-level Computer Science Degree.
Undergraduate degree in a related field with 5 years of relevant experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity
PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.
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.Directorate: National Security Dir
Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences
Group: Visual Analytics
Opening Date: 2018-02-14
Closing Date: 2018-04-16