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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Software Engineer II in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310366

Directorate: Communications and Information Technology

Division: Software Engineering

Group: Software Delivery

Job Description

The Invitation:

Come and work for a billion dollar international research institution. Our collaborative environment and commitment to work/life balance makes Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) an ideal place to advance your career, challenge yourself, and make a difference in the world. We offer excellent benefits including pension, matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement plans, health insurance, and flexible work schedules.

The Position:

As a National Laboratory, we offer a unique blend of opportunities for the exceptional candidate. This position’s main focus encompasses the design, development, implementation, maintenance, operation, and support of information applications relevant to the administration of PNNL’s business systems. Your work will include: maintaining and operating existing business information systems, partnering with clients to define, build and deliver innovative software solutions to complex business and scientific problems; working with effective teams from multiple disciplines; and recommending and implementing technology standards and software development best practices. As a member of a stable team you are expected to develop knowledge of the goals of projects or clients you are supporting – and maintain a customer service focus commensurate with this position.

About us:

Our science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely and securely. Our discoveries not only change the way people think, they increase our nation's energy capacity and improve our national security efforts, making the world a safer and cleaner place.

Located in Richland, Washington, and part of the Tri-Cities community at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers, residents enjoy abundant water recreation, award-winning wineries, and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Far enough away from Seattle and Portland to avoid their rain and daily traffic jams but close enough to visit and enjoy their arts and culture. We're in the perfect position to choose between hiking and snow skiing in the Cascade Mountain range, world-class windsurfing in the Columbia Gorge, or camping in Hells Canyon. Perhaps these are among the reasons the Tri-Cities area is among the top 10 metropolitan growth areas for jobs in the United States, and why Money Magazine included it among its Top 100 Places to Live in America.

About you:

Are you a talented software professional who is ready to play a central role in the development of business critical technology? Do you obsess with finding the right way – and believe that simplicity is genius and perfection is the enemy? Have you demonstrated the ability to be a contributing professional who has started to build a reputation for technical expertise – and want to work in an environment where you are expected to grow at a fast pace? Have you provided innovative solutions to a wide range of complex and ambiguous problems with minimal supervision? Are you experienced in all phases of the software development lifecycle and have a clear understanding of software development best practices? Do you have a fearless, positive attitude, and the way in which you achieve success is consistent with the PNNL values of Courage, Integrity, Impact, Collaboration and Creativity? Do you posess the desire to keep abreast of industry trends with the ability to apply those trends in your work? If so, then we would like to talk with you about the current openings in our software engineering group.

You @ PNNL

Your key responsibilities and accountabilities would include:

  • Work collaboratively as part of an agile development team that delivers incremental features to a wide range of products;

  • Collaborate effectively on diverse teams (e.g., Portfolio / Project managers, domain experts, users, and software engineering team) to design and deploy innovative business information systems across the enterprise;

  • Provide individual contribution to software development projects across a broad range of technologies and subject areas;

  • Utilize software engineering best practices through the entire software development lifecycle and recommend changes in development, maintenance, and system standards;

  • Enhance personal technical and professional skills through active mentoring and training;

  • Assimilate knowledge quickly in a variety of domains;

  • Continuously scanning the software development landscape for new technologies and methods to achieve results that can be incorporated into the enterprise;

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience, Master's degree, or PhD. A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the required degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as React, Backbone, or Angular.

  • Experience developing APIs and RESTful Web Services.

  • Exceptional communicator with both technical and nontechnical audiences

  • Experience with iterative development practices such as Agile or Scrum;

  • Experience with ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, JSON

  • Knowledge and experience in the development of complex software systems using development methodologies and best practices;

  • Knowledge and experience in applying software design patterns

  • Knowledge and experience in applying layered architecture patterns

  • Knowledge of secure coding practices (cross-site scripting and SQL injection)

  • Experience with DevOps, Automation, and Continuous Integration and Delivery tools and practices

  • Customer service oriented and approachable

  • Deliver results with highest level of professionalism and integrity

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with React/Redux

  • Experience with C# .Net Core

  • Experience with creating automated unit test cases

  • Experience with Continuous Delivery Tools (Bamboo, Jenkins, GIT, Visual Studio) and methodologies

  • Experience with containers and container orchestration platforms

  • Experience with Web Server Configuration (IIS, Tomcat, Apache)

  • Experience with the following tools (Jira, Confluence, Visual Studio)

Envisioning success

Success in this role means delivering results through strong leadership and a relentless focus on what’s best for our users. Success means continually holding oneself to the highest of professional and ethical standards and demanding the same of co-workers. Success is believing that you have a positive impact on the research and development efforts at a national laboratory and that your work makes a difference with our clients and users.

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 jobs.pnnl.gov.

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

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

Requirements:

  • 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.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Software Engineering

Opening Date: 2020-01-23

Closing Date: 2020-03-27

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