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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Software Engineer - Project Hire in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310374

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Software Engineering

Group: Software Delivery

Job Description

Project Hire: This assignment will end on or about October 1, 2021, however, upon continued need and mutual consideration this assignment could extend up to one year in total duration.

Designs, develops, documents, tests, and debugs new and existing software systems, hardware/software interfaces, and/or applications according to industry established software engineering principals and best practices. Works collaboratively within a team to execute on the full system development lifecycle including analyzing user needs to determine technical requirements; developing technical specifications based on conceptual design and requirements; developing well-crafted and documented source code; integrating hardware using software; automating manual tasks; and consulting with the end user to prototype, configure, refine, test, and debug programs or systems to meet needs. Identifies and evaluates new technologies or methods for implementation and continuous improvement.

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

  • Collaborate effectively with diverse partners (e.g., project managers, domain experts, users, and software engineering team) to design and deploy innovative business information systems across the enterprise;

  • Provide technical leadership and 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 the technical and professional skills of junior staff 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

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience; A minimum of 13 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the required degree

  • MS/MA with 3 years of experience

  • PhD with 1 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience developing APIs and RESTful Web Services

  • Experience with iterative development practices such as Agile or Scrum

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

  • Understanding of and experience with Agile delivery and Scrum facilitation

  • Experience in the development of complex software systems using industry 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 CI/CD tools and practices

  • Exceptional communicator with both technical and nontechnical audiences

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to deliver innovative solutions

  • Deliver results with highest level of professionalism and integrity

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.

Directorate: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Software Engineering

Opening Date: 2020-01-27

Closing Date: 2020-02-26