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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Software Engineer - Project Hire (Remote OK) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311292

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Software Engineering

Group: Software Engineering

Job Description

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.

This is a project hire expected to last 1-2 years and evaluated yearly based on programmatic needs. This position could be extended to a full time standard position in the future.

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;

  • Propose software designs and architectural approaches for new features and applications

  • 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;

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

  • Assimilate knowledge quickly in multiple domains;

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. A minimum of 8 years of experience is required in lieu of required degree. Degree in Computer Science or related is preferred.

Required Skills:

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

  • Experience developing APIs and RESTful Web Services.

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

  • Exceptional communicator with both technical and nontechnical audiences

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

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

  • Knowledge and experience in applying software design patterns and layered architecture patterns

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

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

  • Experience with cloud compute and storage services

  • Customer service oriented and approachable

  • Deliver results with highest level of professionalism and integrity

Preferred Qualifications

BS/BA with 5 years of experience MS/MA with 3 years of experience PhD with 1 year of experience. A minimum of 8 years of experience is required in lieu of required degree. Degree in Computer Science or related is preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with React/Redux

  • Experience with C# .Net Core

  • Experience with creating automated unit test cases

  • Experience with Azure cloud platform

  • 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)

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

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.

We support work from home/telework.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Lab Support Services

Opening Date: 2020-10-20

Closing Date: 2020-12-11