Edge Computing Software Engineer

Date: May 19, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10806 




Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a home to several thousand of the brightest scientists working on internationally relevant, diverse problems ranging from advanced materials to supercomputing. The Technology Integration Group at ORNL is looking for self-motivated and creative engineers who will develop software, tools and infrastructure to help connect scientific instruments to edge computing systems.


The Technology Integration Group as part of the Advanced Technologies Section in the National Center for Computational Sciences Division engages in research and development defining Edge Computing and AI capabilities for the world’s fastest supercomputers and their ecosystems. We are a leader in computational and computer science, with signature strengths in high-performance computing and data science in a large variety of science domains. We are an inclusive environment that welcomes a diversity of creative scientists and engineers that have the experience to deploy next-generation software.


Major Job Duties / Responsibilities


Develop software to enable edge computing – (near) real-time scientific data acquisition and analytics near an instrument for rapid iteration of experiments towards intelligent or self-driving instruments.  Specifics will include:

  • Develop, test, and deploy software that integrates into an existing ecosystem
  • Develop interface designs
  • Implement and follow standards
  • Write technical reports and give technical presentations


Basic Requirements


  • BS in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field and 2+ years of relevant experience, or an MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or a related field and 1+ year of relevant experience.
  • Experience or training in software development in C/C++ and/or Python
  • Familiarity with systems software development.
  • General Linux experience (shell scripting, common editors and command line tools, etc...).


Preferred Qualifications


  • Ability to work effectively as a team-member and collaborate with scientists, engineers, and sponsors, using resources across multiple domains on our campus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated to lead tasks.
  • Experience, training, or education in the following areas would be preferred, but not required:
    • Virtualized environments and/or containers
    • Writing software for any parallel programming paradigm (pthreads, CUDA, MPI, etc…)
    • Writing network software at the TCP/IP layer or higher
    • Developing software for NI Data Acquisition (DAQ) hardware
    • Industrial process automation software
    • Programming in an RTOS environment


Benefits at ORNL


ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.

Other benefits include: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.






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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