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ESnet is looking for software engineers. Are you a passionate software engineer who loves working on challenging projects? Would you be interested in designing and implementing software services for the next generation high-speed science network in support of cutting edge scientific advancements? If so, consider joining Berkeley Lab’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) – 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.


What You Will Do:

  • Work on an interdisciplinary team designing, implementing, and testing production quality software systems underlying the current and next generation ESnet network.

  • Contribute to new and existing network management related software projects including:

    • Workflow orchestration for operations, network engineering, and scientific tasks.

    • Automated network provisioning to programmatically control the network at a high level of abstraction.

    • Network inventory, configuration, and service management.

    • Participate on project teams to successfully complete project scope, on time, and within project budget.


What Is Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience, with a minimum of five years of team-based software engineering experience.

  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, and testing quality software – preferably using Python, Golang, and Javascript in a Linux environment.

  • Solid grasp of Computer Science fundamentals, including algorithms and data structures, and familiarity with Internet networking.

  • Familiarity with web technologies including REST APIs.

  • Exceptional analysis and troubleshooting skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team, and to contribute to an active intellectual environment.

  • Ability to perform in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.


In addition to the above, the more senior level (level 3) Software Engineer must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent experience, with a minimum of eight years of team-based software engineering experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in software design, development, and testing using multiple programming languages, tools, and frameworks, such as: Python, Golang, Javascript, Java, Redis, PostgreSQL, and Django.

  • Extensive experience with REST web APIs, NETCONF, and RESTCONF.

  • 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. 

  • Ability to perform high level analysis, with creativity and initiative, and to design and develop complex solutions consistent with user requirements.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Agile software engineering practices that include testing, documentation, source code management (ideally Git and Github) and release procedures.

  • Experience working with cloud technologies.

  • Demonstrated experience with automation tools and frameworks.

  • Knowledge of Internet networking and protocols.

  • Experience with network measurement protocols such as SNMP and Netflow.

  • Experience with time series data collection and analysis; and statistics and statistical modelling.

  • Experience with one or more of  Typescript, React.js, d3.js, and node.js

  • Experience with one or more database technologies.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skill, knowledge, and abilities.

  • 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.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.


Learn About Us:


Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.


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.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."


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