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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Software Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309508

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Division: Environmental Molecular Sciences

Group: Scientific & Computing Operations

Job Description

  • 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.

Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:

  • Ability to design, develop, document, test, and deploy software tools to aggregate data from a distributed sources

  • Ability to to work with data generators to design and implement software to retrieve, filter, and archive data

  • Ability to contribute to software development efforts as part of a larger team

  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated interest in multi-disciplinary, collaborative research

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 2 years of experience; MS/MA/MEng with 0 years of experience; PhD with 0 years of experience.

  • Meaningful experience with software development, web application development, and/or data management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science or software engineering with 2 years of experience.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, CircleCI, etc) and version control software (Git, Mercurial, etc).

  • Proficient in one or more compiled languages (C, Java, Fortran, etc), and one or more scripting languages (R, Python, Ruby, etc).

  • Working knowledge of web application development frameworks (AngularJS, Ruby on Rails,etc) and database systems and function.

  • Experience with distributed platform tools (Celery / RabbitMQ / Redis / Elasticsearch)

  • Experience with backend web technology (Apache / phpfpm / CherryPy)

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

Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Scientific & Computing Opr's

Opening Date: 2019-06-26

Closing Date: 2019-07-26