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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Scientific Networking Division has an immediate opening for a Computer Systems Engineer to join the team. 


ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories, universities and other research institutions, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's most important scientific challenges. Funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, and managed and operated by the ESnet team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources. ESnet provides direct connections to all major DOE sites and CERN, at high bandwidth, peering connections with Internet2, Regional Optical Networks (RON), and others, including high-speed connections to international networks, as well as private and shared peering to more than 150 networks.


In this role you will work in a collaborative, results-driven development environment on a wide array of software projects and strategic initiatives that support the current network as well as contributing to the implementation of a federated software environment that will support future network infrastructures. As a member of the ESnet’s Software Group you will consult and collaborate with ESnet users, peer ESnet organizations, and peer Research and Education (R&E) and Regional Optical Networks (RON) software architecture, engineering and operations teams. You will perform software development, implementation, testing and operational support for the production quality software underlying the current and next-generation ESnet network. 


This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. 


What You Will Do:

  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in designing, implementing, testing, and maintaining production software and visualizations used by the NSF funded NetSAGE project to observe and analyze how Research and Education Networks are used in practice.

  • Participate on project teams to successfully develop and complete project scopes, on time and within project budgets.

  • Use understanding of current development technologies and programming, independently write software from user stories, specifications and designs.

  • Recommend and lead implementation and deployment efforts for small projects and/or software improvements that enhance reliability, stability, usability, performance and security. 

  • Troubleshoot and solve problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.


What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5  years of software engineering experience; or three years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent work experience.  

  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, and testing production-ready software using one or more of the following: Python, Go, Java, or Javascript.

  • Experience with the Unix/Linux development environment.

  • Understanding of common data structures and algorithms. 

  • Experience with web APIs such as REST, GraphQL, gRPC. 

  • Experience with UX Design and Data Visualization.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

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

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

  • Experience with Grafana; particularly custom plugin development. 

  • Experience with one or more of Typescript, React.js, d3.js, node.js, Django, C/C++.

  • Experience with one or more database technologies including PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch.

  • Experience working with Google Cloud Services or Amazon Web Services.

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

  • Knowledge of Internet networking and protocols.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled. 


Notes:

  • This is a full-time, exempt, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • This position will be filled at the Computer Systems Engineer 2 or Computer Systems Engineer 3 level, dependent on 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.

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


Learn About Us:


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.


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.


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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