Pay Band: Band 2/Technical Associate Staff Member
Relocation: Domestic and International relocation services are available.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the United States Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory tasked to provide the United States government agencies and departments with technology and expertise to support national and homeland security needs.
Our diverse capabilities span scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace.
We invite applications for the position of Research Software Engineer within the Computer Science and Mathematics Division.
This position is part of ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative, which provides scientific software development expertise to the Laboratory, by providing software engineering and development services across the Laboratory in a broad range of areas and topics. The Initiative supports the mission of the Laboratory by creating a community for software professionals at the Laboratory to connect people, projects, and interested parties; by providing software engineering expertise for development, evaluation, quality assurance or other needs; by providing training and continuing education opportunities; by providing fair performance evaluation criteria; by recruiting new software engineering talent; and by mentoring students and early career scientists and engineers.
The Initiative currently contributes to scientific computing projects in advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and 3D printing, astrophysics, batteries, neutron science, nuclear energy, and quantum computing. It also contributes to pure computer science projects. Initiative members are active in the open source community, including the Eclipse Foundation, and most Initiative projects are available on GitHub.com.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development of open source software on scientific projects and original research.
- Deploy, maintain, and support web applications, servers, and cloud development platforms in support of scientific projects.
- Work closely with customers to meet their software requirements, address bugs, and achieve their scientific goals.
- A minimum of a MS Degree in physics, chemistry, computer science, or a related field.
- 2+ years of experience in modern object-oriented programming languages including C++, Java or Python, outside of degree.
- Demonstrated software development experience in computational science, engineering, computer science, or applied math.
- PhD and 2+ years of software engineering experience outside of the degree.
- Experience with software development methodologies, such as version control systems like Git and Subversion and knowledge of UML.
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- The ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices Continuous Integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines.
- Prior experience developing or contributing to large, complex software systems.
- Activity within the broader open-source software community would be looked upon favorably, but is not required.
- Regular presentations or tutorials at relevant conferences.
- A track-record in developing detailed documentation in multiple formats and experience with documentation generation using tools like Javadoc and Doxygen.
An open source code sample that may be used for evaluation purposes will be required later in the application process. Your code sample should be related in some way to the subject of this post. It should be object-oriented, contain five or more classes, show a sophisticated understanding of the project and be your sole work to a very high degree (>95%). Samples in Fortran are not acceptable. Ideally the code sample would be made available on GitHub or a similar sharing platform, although submissions by email are fine too.
UT-Battelle is recognized by our employees and the community as an inclusive environment where diversity is valued, and individuals and teams are inspired to contribute fully to the organization’s success. ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.
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: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity
Benefits at ORNL:
UT Battelle offers an exceptional benefits package to include matching 401K, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation and Medical / Dental plan. Onsite amenities include Credit Union, Medical Clinic and free Fitness facilities.
UT Battelle offers a wide range of relocation benefits for individuals and families to make it easier to come and work here. If you are invited to interview, please ask your Recruiter about relocating with ORNL.
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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