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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Visualization Software Engineer - React in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312198

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing and Analytics

Group: Visual Analytics

Job Description

Do you want to create a legacy of meaningful research for the greater good? Do you want to lead and contribute to work in support of an organization that addresses some of today’s most challenging problems that face our Nation? Then join us in the Visual Analytics Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)!

For more than 50 years, PNNL has advanced the frontiers of science and engineering in the service of our nation and the world in the areas of energy, the environment and national security. PNNL is committed to providing cutting edge, state-of-the-art solutions in support of our sponsors’ missions. Help us advance this frontier and protect our nation!

The ideal candidate will also possess qualities such as,

  • An interest, curiosity, and technical depth to support the development and advancement of a variety of applied problems specific to the national security community

  • The ability and the desire to learn new technologies as this is a rapidly evolving field

  • Technical knowledge in configuring and deploying applications in multiple environments – cloud, container services, clusters

  • The desire to create custom web-based software solutions utilizing standard and emerging visualization techniques

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

The Sr. Visualization Software Engineer – React should have working knowledge in several of the following related-skillsets:

  • 5+ years of experience as a professional software developer

  • Strong expertise in React/Redux

  • Strong understanding of state management

  • Strong experience providing mentorship and guidance, including code reviews, training, and feedback

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong experience writing unit and integration tests

  • Proficiency with D3 a plus

  • Proficiency with GraphQL a plus

  • Proficiency designing Restful APIs a plus

  • Proficiency with ElasticSearch a plus

  • Experience with containerization and/or Kubernetes a plus

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices and software project lifecycles

  • Conduct code reviews on components and applications to ensure adherence to the development standards and best practices.

  • Experience with big data platforms a plus

  • Experience with cloud platforms a plus


  • Apply knowledge of software engineering practices (e.g. source control, problem tracking, design principles, etc.) with minimal oversight

  • Take initiative to set personal direction and goals

  • Stay current about industry developments

  • Work collaboratively within a team to execute on the full system development life cycle

  • Maintain or follow quality assurance procedures

  • 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 goal

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or closely related field with strong software design and development skills with 5 years' experience, or a master’s degree with 3 years' experience, or a Ph.D. with 1 years’ experience is required. A high school diploma or GED plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the required degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

  • Remote work will be considered upon discussion with management.

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

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • 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

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Visual Analytics

Opening Date: 2021-06-03

Closing Date: 2021-07-03