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

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308361

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing & Analytics

Group: Software Engineering & Architecture

Job Description

PNNL is seeking to find talented software engineers who are passionate about development in one or more of the following areas:

Visual Analytics - making sense out of data through human computer interaction, data wrangling and interactive visualizations

Front-end developer – developing novel web-based user interfaces using modern tools and framework such as React & Redux

Software Systems Engineering – bringing a systems perspective to delivering full-stack software-centric applications using a variety of programming languages, technologies, and development frameworks

Application & System Testing - deliver software engineering capabilities that span the entire software development lifecycle for building and deploying sustainable solutions

These engineers will work in teams to design, code, test, debug, and implement software applications 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 must be able to work on Window and Mac systems. They should understand a mix of technologies such as Java, C#, .Net, React, or Javascript. Should possess basic computer knowledge to design and customize programs for various systems and platforms.


  • Design, develop, document, test and debug new and existing software systems, web interfaces, and/or applications.

  • Work in tandem with our talented User Experience team to develop novel web-bases User Interfaces using modern JavaScript libraries and frameworks

  • Implement back-end services in C#, Python, Node.js or Java connecting to various data sources and other analytic services in support of User Interfaces or larger software systems

  • Leverage cloud technologies for software delivery


  • 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


  • 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 goal

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience, or Masters with 0 years of experience

  • Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree with 0-2 years experience or PhD

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

Due to client space, US Citizenship is required (Non-Clearance)

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

Keywords: GHC, Grace Hopper Conference, TAPIA

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Software Eng & Architectures

Opening Date: 2018-09-20

Closing Date: 2018-10-20