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Full Stack Developer

Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 7527 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.



The Information Technology Services Division in the Business Services Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking qualified applicants for a Full Stack Developer position in the Research and Development Systems Engineering group. The R&D Systems Engineering group exists to facilitate lab goals through systems engineering, development, integration and support for the research community at ORNL. We run mid-range clusters, servers, workstations and other services where science happens at the lab.


The Full Stack Developer is responsible for designing, executing and maintaining R&D customer projects. This position will work with a team to design, develop, deploy, and maintain solutions for researchers. The developer will need to have experience providing time, scope and cost estimates for projects. As a Full Stack Developer, you should be comfortable around both front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and third-party libraries. You should also be a team player with a knack for visual design and utility. This position will work closely with other engineers and developers to test and deploy solutions.


Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Primary duties include:

  • Support deployment, monitoring, and management for ORNL research projects.
  • Ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of production systems.
  • Manage the end-to-end life cycle for the production of software and applications.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving across multiple platforms (dev/test/prod).
  • Continuous process improvements.
  • Embrace continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes.
  • Work closely with customers to design solutions based on industry best practices and security requirements.
  • Collaborate with research teams to ensure new environments meet requirements.
  • Identify and document IT best practices that will improve the systems deployment function.
  • Ability to present and communicate complex technical concepts in small to medium groups of scientists and engineers.
  • Work with research teams to design workflows for hybrid and cloud-based workloads
  • Migrate workloads from internal servers and VMs to Cloud Resources.
  • Ensure the secure and effective operation of computing systems through compliance with ORNL procedures and IT Internal Operating Procedures.
  • Troubleshoot system problems quickly and effectively.
  • Work with other systems engineers and vendors to resolve hardware and software issues.
  • Optimize systems performance.
  • Install and configure software, both commercial packages and various open-source packages.
  • Maintain documentation/notes on software builds and installs.
  • Keeping current with industry trends and developments that can be applied to company needs.
  • Assist researchers with coding vulnerability mitigation.
  • Off hours support may be required.


 Basic Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered).
  • 5 years of development experience.
  • Experience working with container infrastructure using docker.
  • A minimum of 5 years utilizing configuration management and automation tools such as Git, Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet or other CI/CD pipeline tools.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience developing within LAMP stack.
  • Knowledge of multiple back-end languages (Such as Java, PHP, Python) and working with an Apache Web Server.
  • Experience working with MariaDB and Laravel.
  • Willingness to take on previously developed websites/applications and update/maintain them for the customer.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of networking fundamentals including TCP/IP, traffic analysis, common protocols, and network diagnostics.
  • Knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (such as HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery).
  • Experience writing test cases to validate existing code.
  • Experience finding and fixing security vulnerabilities in code.
  • Previous experience working in a government, scientific, or other highly technical environment.
  • Experience converting form documents into web applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills suitable for user support and ability to work well with peer system engineers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance complex research and security requirements.
  • Technical documentation skills, including ability to prepare simple documentation web pages.



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.

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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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