Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Software Engineer in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 308669
Directorate: National Security
Division: Computing & Analytics
Group: Visual Analytics
Like building web apps, creative user interfaces and interactive data visualizations using modern web libraries? How about implementing and optimizing the back-end services to be scalable and highly performant? We are looking for talented software engineers who enjoy working on teams developing Full Stack applications. You may do front-end, you may do back-end, you may do both!
We are the Visual Analytics group; we make sense out of data through human computer interaction, data wrangling and interactive visualizations. Have you ever wanted to see the distribution of car dealerships in your area that offer the best deals? Perhaps you want to know which news sources present the least bias in their work. Do you know the optimal layout of a regional power grid? Or even your home sprinkler system? Data analysis and visualization is how we help people answer those kinds of questions. Do you think in pictures? Do you try to find interesting ways to render data you encounter? We want to talk to you.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
If you're a Back-end developer, you'll design and implement back-end services in Python, Node.js or Java connecting to various data sources and other analytic services in support of those User Interfaces
If you're a Front-end developer, Back-end developer, Full-stack developer, or anywhere in between, you'll:
Interact with complex datasets from a variety of domains: energy generation and distribution, molecular structures, open-source information, biochemical technologies, medical applications, cybersecurity
Develop unit and integration test cases across multiple tiers of the application
Work closely with researchers, sponsors, teammates and subject matter experts to rapidly build, test, and deploy new capabilities
TASKS YOU MIGHT WORK ON:
Independently implementing a reusable graph visualization using D3 to visualize power grid connectivity across the United States
Contributing multiple modules to a React + Redux application that visualizes different dimensions of a cyber security dataset
Implementing an algorithm published in a journal for free-text analysis
Optimizing a suite of REST services to improve scalability and reliability for deployment in a semi-production environment
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:
If you're a Back-end developer, experience working with REST services in Node.js, Java, .NET, or Python. Experience with relational databases, NoSQL data stores, or cloud services is a plus
WHY WE SHOULD TALK:
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 goals
Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience, Master's degree or PhD.
You have an Undergraduate Computer Science degree with 2-3 years relevant experience
You have a Masters-level Computer Science Degree
You have a PhD-level Computer Science Degree
You have an Undergraduate degree in a related field, but you have 5+ years of relevant experience
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.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.
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: National Security Dir
Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences
Group: Visual Analytics
Opening Date: 2018-12-03
Closing Date: 2019-05-31