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Level 2 Software Engineer


Job Description

Job ID: 307794
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Like building web apps, creative user interfaces and interactive data visualizations using modern web libraries? Can you tell us why the TSP is NP-complete? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Send us a line!

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.

- Develop novel web applications using modern JavaScript libraries and frameworks created by our experienced design team
- Interact with complex datasets from a variety of domains: energy generation and distribution, molecular structures, open-source information, biochemical technologies, medical applications
- Bring user/data requirements and design mock ups to life
- Create interactive web-based user interface components and data visualizations
- Develop unit and integration test cases for front-end components
- Work closely with researchers, sponsors, teammates and subject matter experts to rapidly build, test, and deploy new capabilities

- 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
- Implement an algorithm published in a journal for free-text analysis

- 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 build novel solutions to complex problems

- Experience working with relevant technologies like React, Angular 2, Bootstrap, D3, Leaflet, SCSS, Javascript, JSX, and Typescript

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.

Computing researchers and practitioners work side by side to apply advanced theories, methods, algorithms, models, evaluation tools and testbeds, and computational-based solutions address complex scientific challenges affecting energy, biological sciences, the environment, and national security.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 2 years of relevant experience, Master's degree Computer Science Degree, or PhD-level Computer Science Degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in a related field, but you have 5+ years of relevant experience

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307794
Directorate: National Security
Division: Computing & Analytics
Group: Visual Analytics

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.