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Software Engineer, Entry Level

Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 10337 


The Organization:

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) provides state-of-the-art computational and data science infrastructure for technical and scientific professionals to accelerate scientific discovery and engineering advances across a broad range of disciplines. As an important part of the broader High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, the division also hosts the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility.


The Team:

The Application Development and User Access Group develops and maintains large software applications and tools used by the staff and users of the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) computational ecosystem.



We are seeking to add an entry level Software Engineer to our team to write internal software applications that support the world-class supercomputers maintained by the division.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Design, code, test, and document web-based services and APIs in multiple languages (e.g. Ruby, Go, Python, JavaScript) that support the mission of the NCCS and its end-users.
  • Interact with NCCS staff and managers to gather custom software requirements and new feature requests.
  • Participate in code reviews with the group's development team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering or in a STEM field with a computing focus.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing software applications in at least one of the following programming languages: Ruby, Python, Go, and/or JavaScript.
  • Experience with web application development using one or more open-source frameworks (e.g. Rails, Vue.js).
  • Experience using SQL database technologies (e.g. MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL)


Special Requirements

  • Visa SponsorshipVisa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Export control, no clearance: This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license. 


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.

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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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