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Software Engineer - Mid Level

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9561 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks a software engineer to deliver solutions that contribute to a wide range of scientific research and national security missions. This position will reside within the Data Engineering Group in the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate. Our group creates and operates innovative systems for the collection, management, distribution, curation and visualization of data. In this role you will be involved in the design, development and operation of complex solutions needed to meet the program sponsor’s requirements.

More information on the Data Engineering Group may be found at


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to requirements definition, design, and development of applications providing solutions to sponsor needs.
  • Conduct applied research into new and emerging technologies and tools to identify opportunities for integration, application, and innovation.
  • Assist in deploying releases to development, test and production environments.
  • Collaborate with team members to support production applications.
  • Provide technical assistance to other staff and customers as necessary


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field and 5+ years of related experience.
  • Experience with 2 or more languages including Java, JavaScript Frameworks (like Angular and React), C++, Python, SQL and Oracle PL/SQL.
  • Experience building web applications and their supporting background data services using modern technologies.
  • Experience with any of the following database systems/types: relational (PostgresSQL, Oracle, MySQL), document (AWS DocumentDB, MongoDB, etc.), spatial, graph, and other unstructured databases.


Special Requirement:

This position requires the ability to obtain a DOE L or Q clearance. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies.
  • Experience with version control systems like Git.
  • Experience with automated deployment and testing environments.
  • Experience with gaming engines like Unreal or Unity is a plus.
  • Experience with scientific data and data formats is a plus.
  • Experience with artificial intelligence and machine learning is a plus.
  • Experience with High Performance Computing environments is a plus.
  • Experience developing desktop applications for Windows, MacOS and Linux is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Commitment to continuous learning to serve in an ever-changing computing landscape.


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:


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, 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.

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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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