Full Stack Software Engineer - Application Engineering (Hybrid Eligible)

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Oak Rdige, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9692 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the United States Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory tasked to provide the United States government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs. 


Our diverse capabilities span scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. 


We invite applications for the position of Full Stack Software Engineer in the Application Engineering Group within the Computer Science and Mathematics Division.


The Application Engineering Group is tasked with engineering the next generation of scientific software to meet the quality, performance, reliability, trustworthiness, and usability requirements needed to fulfill our mission of scientific discovery. We are committed to the notion that excellence in science requires excellence in software, and actively investigate and adopt techniques and tools that will ensure that software developed by our group is of the highest standard.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with and across passionate and agile teams of software professionals to design, develop, test, and deploy advanced technical solutions for distributed systems and workflows.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to meet their software requirements and help achieve their scientific goals.
  • Develop and maintain front-end web applications, backend servers utilizing a microservices architecture, remote data management services, and databases supporting scientific data analysis projects.
  • Participate in the roadmap, vision, and strategy for enhancing software quality.
  • Mentor interns and junior team members to help them grow.
  • Participate in developing the strategic direction of research software engineering at ORNL.


Basic Requirements:

  • A minimum of a BS degree in computer science or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in developing scalable systems in production outside of degree.
  • Experience with Python and JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Prior experience with both front-end and back-end applications and services.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in designing APIs (REST or GraphQL), microservices.
  • Experience with React or Vue frameworks
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Understanding and experience with OAuth 2.0/OIDC protocols
  • Experience with remote and distributed data management services
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure such as OpenStack.
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration.
  • Knowledge of and experience with modern agile software engineering practices
  • Prior experience developing or contributing to large, complex software systems.
  • Activity within the broader open-source software community would be looked upon favorably but is not required.
  • Experience using multiple languages, including the following: C/C++, Go, and Java.
  • Familiarity with testing methodologies, writing, and implementing manual and automated testing processes and test strategies.
  • Familiarity with code quality metrics and tools.
  • Familiarity with DevOps.
  • Prior experience with workflow management, job orchestration, and scheduling systems.
  • Prior experience with High Performance Computing.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • The ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices Continuous Integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines.


Code Sample:

An open-source code sample that may be used for evaluation purposes will be required during the application process. Your code sample should be related in some way to the subject of this post and be your sole work to a very high degree (>95%). Ideally the code sample would be made available on GitHub or a similar sharing platform, although submissions by email are fine too.


ORNL Ethics and Conduct:

As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here:  https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity.


Benefits at ORNL:  

UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical / Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic, and free Fitness facilities.   



Moving is stressful and expensive, and UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL. 




This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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