ESnet at Berkeley Lab is seeking multiple Software Engineers with various levels of experience.
Are you an exceptional software engineer who likes working on truly challenging projects? Are you passionate about the advancement of science and technology? Are you fascinated by the challenge of automating the networks that make up the Internet? Do you dream of designing and implementing the software components of the next generation high-speed network?
If so, consider joining the Software Engineering Group (SEG) for Berkeley Lab'sEnergy Sciences Network (ESnet). ESnet interconnects the U.S. national laboratory system, is widely-regarded as a technical pioneer, and is currently the fastest science network in the world.
We're a dynamic organization, highly-motivated and focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As an organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides innovative networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet.
We envision a world in which scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data. If you share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.
The Software Engineer:
Independently designs and implements small coding projects, including internal and external documentation
Maintains production quality software for a variety services to support science network and computing requirements
Works in collaboration with other software engineers to add new features to existing products may suggest better/alternative approaches
Participates on project teams to successfully complete project scopes, on time and within project budgets.
May be independently responsible for small projects. May architect software infrastructure and service solutions and may lead and participate in architecture initiatives and takes a leadership role on project teams, and may develop and manage project scopes, planning, and schedules for software projects of varying size, scope and complexity.
Recommends and may lead implementation and deployment efforts for software improvements that enhance reliability, stability, usability, performance and security.
Provides technical mentoring for early career software team members
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, and a minimum of four years of software engineering experience
Can write software from specification with little or no help with a solid grasp of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms and data structures
Demonstrated strong analysis and troubleshooting skills
Other technical skills include familiarity with web technologies including using REST APIs; experience with source control tools, ideally Git and Github; familiarity with Internet networking
Excellent organizational, communications, and documentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently, work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team, and contribute to an active intellectual environment.
Project management experience, specifically in developing technical project scope, schedule and budget. Familiarity with Agile software development practices and familiarity with Agile, DevOps, SRE principles and processes
Additional Desired Experience:
Demonstrated experience architecting, designing, and developing large projects, as well as experience devising software service and support processes, including implementation and ongoing support of programs. Use of high level analysis, creativity and initiative, with ability to design and develop complex solutions consistent with user requirements and established in consultation with designated technical experts.
Experience in establishing and leading initiatives to develop software architectures and service strategies in coordination with budget planning efforts.
Demonstrated experience with automation tools and frameworks. In-depth knowledge of Internet networking and protocols. Demonstrated experience with network measurement such as SNMP and Netflow. Demonstrated experience with network security. Demonstrated experience with secure coding practices
Demonstrated experience with statistics and statistical modelling. Demonstrated experience with time series data collection and analysis
Experience with one or more of Scala, Typescript, Google Cloud Platform (especially Google Dataflow/Apache Beam), React.js, d3.js, node.js, PostgreSQL, Django, Redis, Go, Rust, C/C++
This is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. Travel may be required to present project status and data to various committees and organizations. (Multiple appointments)
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.