• Lead UI Software Engineer

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Columbia, SC 29240

    Job #2277030812

  • Overview

    PNNL is combining profound domain expertise and creative integration of advanced hardware and software to deliver computational solutions that address complex data and analytic challenges. Working in multidisciplinary teams, PNNL connects research and engineering to operations, providing the tools necessary to innovate quickly and field results faster. Our strengths are integrated across the data analytics lifecycle, from data acquisition and management, to analysis and decision support.


    This position will be hosted out of the Human-Centered Computing group. The national interest landscape is constantly evolving, providing constant software engineering challenges which in turn provides for an extremely exciting and rewarding work environment. We are looking for candidates that want to contribute to an ever-growing need to support large-scale and complex analytics challenges, spanning several national security domains and missions. The primary role will be developing novel user-facing applications, but there are opportunities to develop skills that go well beyond front-end development: product design, machine learning, human-computer interaction, augmented intelligence, DevSecOps, and many others. Every mission challenge is different, which keeps the work very exciting and rewarding.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • 7+ years of experience as a professional software developer (JavaScript, Typescript, etc.)

    • Expertise in React/Redux

    • Knowledge of software engineering best practices and software project lifecycles

    • Experience writing unit and integration tests

    • Proficiency designing Restful APIs a plus

    • Strong communication skills

    • Eagerness to work on challenging problems in an ever-changing project landscape

    • Willingness to help grow diverse and inclusive software engineering teams

    Technologies Routinely Used (Depends on Project and Capability Need):

    • Development Environment: Combination of cloud & on-prem/local

    • Development Tools- Atlassian Suite, Gitlab, Preferred IDE

    • Programming Languages - JavaScript, TypeScript, Python

    • Web Frameworks - ReactJS, Vue, Svelte

    • Service Layer - AppSync/GraphQL, API Gateway

    • Data Repositories - RDBMS (PostGres), Document Stores (Elastic / Mongo), Key Value (Redis / DynamoDB)

    National Interest Project Examples:

    • Identify the illicit smuggling of nuclear materials into the country [Link (~~~ 072621_0.pdf) ]

    • Develop large data pipelines to thwart funding for terrorists, nuclear proliferators, drug cartels, and rogue leaders [Link (~~~ 1121.pdf) ]

    • Use remotely sensed imagery to identify and monitor the progression of wildfires [Link (~~~) ]

    • Analyze the resiliency of the electric power grid to prevent large-scale outages [Link (~~~) ]

    • Model climate change and impacts to civilization [Link (~~~/) ]

    • Hunt for the existence of dark matter to understand the nature of the universe [Link (~~~) ]



    Minimum Qualifications:

    • BS/BA with 7 years of experience

    • MS/MA with 5 years of experience

    • PhD with 3 years of experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Active Federal Q Clearance and ability to maintain such clearance

    Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

    No hazardous working conditions / environment are anticipated for this position.

    Additional Information

    This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


    • U.S. citizenship

    • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter, in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

    • Drug Testing: All security clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be testing designated positions, which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for-cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions.

    Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

    referral eligible

    Testing Designated Position

    This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The candidate selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing for illegal drugs, including marijuana, consistent with the Controlled Substances Act and the PNNL Workplace Substance Abuse Program.

    About PNNL

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

    At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State-the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab's campus is only a 45-minute flight (or ~3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

    Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

    Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

    We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at ~~~.

    Drug Free Workplace

    PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

    Mandatory Requirements

    Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.