Software Engineer for Data Systems

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Information Technology
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CR-Computational Research
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87999 Requisition #

The Data Science and Technology (DST) Department, in the Computational Research Division (CRD) at Berkeley Lab develops software and tools to enable scientists to address complex and large-scale computing and data analysis problems beyond what is possible today. DST engages in partnerships with scientists to understand their computing and data analysis challenges to develop leading-edge solutions. Our research areas address aspects of scientific data quality and understanding that are not adequately addressed by existing frameworks and tools. Details on current projects are available on http://dst.lbl.gov. 

The Data Science and Technology department in the Computational Research Division has an immediate opening for a Computer Systems Engineer (CSE), who will join the team on a wide array of research and development projects. This position will be filled at a level 2 or 3. 


What You Will Do:

  • Code, design and develop software solutions to enable scientific research, as part of diverse teams including computer engineers and domain scientists.

  • Deploy, install, configure, integrate, and test software systems using “DevOps” style best practices for scalable infrastructure.

  • Enable data pipelines related to scientific computing systems through data collection, manipulation, analysis and access.

  • Provide input to domain science and/or computer science research papers suitable for submission to peer-reviewed venues.


In addition to the above, the CSE III also will:

  • Coordinate and/or lead the development and science teams on requirements and features.

  • Coordinate and/or lead the software development process for the team.

  • Present to audiences within and outside the lab.


What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 5 years of related experience; or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 3 years of related experience; or equivalent work experience

  • Proficiency programming in Python and at least one of: C/C++, Java, or JavaScript.

  • Experience managing systems using established software engineering and DevOps practices on UNIX systems.

  • Familiarity with database systems and web technologies.

  • Ability to conduct analysis and work independently.

  • Excellent English written and oral communication.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment.


Additional Required Qualifications, CSE III:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience; or Master’s degree years and 6 years of related experience ; or equivalent work experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with the entire software development process, from requirements through design to implementation and deployment.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience applying modern software technologies for databases, computational workflows, data processing pipelines, and/or scientific reproducibility.

  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies, cloud and container platforms.

  • Familiarity with High Performance Computing and Scientific Computing.

  • User interface and front-end web development experience.

  • Experience acting as the lead of a development team.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full-time 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.

  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, 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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