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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Systems Developer in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309501

Directorate: Communications & Information Technology

Division: Research Computing

Group: Data

Job Description

PNNL is seeking to find a talented developer who is passionate about scientific data management systems in one or more of the following areas:

Scientific Data Management Systems Development– bringing a systems perspective to delivering full scientific data life-cycle management built using a variety of programming languages, technologies, and frameworks.

Scientific Data Management Systems Integrations – bringing an API first design perspective to building bridges to various sets of systems that provide strong but resilent integrations.

These developers will work in teams to design, and implement data management workflow systems in support of research. Candidates will work with various computer technologies, on various platforms. They should understand a mix of technologies and have broad knowledge basic science. Should possess advanced computer knowledge to design and customize programs.


Engage with our research community to facilitate the management of their scientific data workflows.

Design, develop, and document new and existing data management systems.

Research new technologies in support of our research community.

Leverage cloud technologies for delivery where appropriate


Apply knowledge of data science and software engineering practices with minimal oversight

Take initiative to set personal direction and goals

Stay current about industry developments

Work collaboratively within a team to implement a full scientific data life cycle management system

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 goals

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.

In Research Computing, the Data team works with our Researchers to develop data management workflows that help them collaborate on their research, manage data, share their data/workflows, and much more.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience Master’s degree with 0 years of experience PhD with 0 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science

  • Degree in a Basic Scientific Domain

  • Experience leading projects

  • Experience with the Atlassian products

  • Familiarity with a wide range of data science technologies

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: Comm & Information Technology

Job Category: Computation and Information Sciences

Group: Data

Opening Date: 2019-06-25

Closing Date: 2019-07-25