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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Software Engineer, Advanced Career in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308670

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Visual Analytics

Job Description

Like building web apps, creative user interfaces and interactive data visualizations using modern web libraries? How about implementing and optimizing the back-end services to be scalable and highly performant? We are looking for talented software engineers who enjoy working on teams developing Full Stack applications. You may do front-end, you may do back-end, you may do both!

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.


  • If you're a Front-end developer, you'll work in tandem with our talented User Experience team to develop novel web-bases User Interfaces using modern JavaScript libraries and frameworks

  • If you're a Back-end developer, you'll design and implement back-end services in Python, Node.js or Java connecting to various data sources and other analytic services in support of those User Interfaces

  • If you're a Front-end developer, Back-end developer, Full-stack developer, or anywhere in between, you'll:

  • Interact with complex datasets from a variety of domains: energy generation and distribution, molecular structures, open-source information, biochemical technologies, medical applications, cybersecurity

  • Develop unit and integration test cases across multiple tiers of the application

  • Work closely with researchers, sponsors, teammates and subject matter experts to rapidly build, test, and deploy new capabilities


  • Directing the work of a small team to implement a React + Redux application that visualizes different dimensions of a cyber security dataset

  • Architecting a larger system and coordinate the integration of different development teams, including front-end and back-end developers

  • Implementing an algorithm published in a journal for free-text analysis


  • If you're a Front-end developer, experience working with relevant technologies like React, Angular 2, Bootstrap, D3, Leaflet, SCSS, Javascript, JSX, and Typescript

  • If you're a Back-end developer, experience working with REST services in Node.js, Java, .NET, or Python. Experience with relational databases, NoSQL data stores, or cloud services is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams of developers towards successful software delivery


  • 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

Keyword: BigData

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience, Master's degree with 3 years of experience or PhD with 1 year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have an Undergraduate Computer Science degree with 5+ years relevant experience

  • You have a Masters-level Computer Science Degree with 3+ years relevant experience

  • You have a PhD-level Computer Science Degree with 1+ years relevant experience

  • You have an Undergraduate degree in a related field, but you have 10 years of relevant experience

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.

Keywords: Full stack Developer, Server, Front End developer, Javascript, java, Web Developer, React Framework

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Visual Analytics

Opening Date: 2018-12-03

Closing Date: 2019-12-01