Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Software Engineer with a focus on UI in the Computational Research Division. This is a great opportunity to be a part of addressing the next generation of science research problems. High quality user interfaces and tools are now critical to all areas of scientific investigation. We are looking for someone with strong web development and/or backend skills interested in working on exciting science research projects.
The Data Science and Technology Department (DST) 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 that fit the needs of the scientists. Current research areas and projects include workflow tools, user-level abstractions for exascale data discovery, development of new techniques to secure high-performance computing and networking environments, computationally-driven discovery of new materials, and processing pipelines for scientific data. More details on projects available on http://dst.lbl.gov/projects.
What You Will Do:
Engage with users to understand scientific requirements.
Planning, designing, prototyping and coding of web applications.
Identify, gather, test, and communicate user interface requirements.
Continuous testing and integration of web or desktop user interfaces.
Web interfaces for browsing scientific datasets.
User interfaces for configuring, running, and analyzing scientific models.
Development and testing of APIs and service interfaces.
Interfaces to distributed data collection and analysis.
Qualifications for Level 3:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience; at least five years of experience as a software engineer, or equivalent background.
Proficiency and experience in a high-level programming language and a scripting language.
Experience leading a team of developers, or extensive experience acting as an independent and self-directed member of a large development team.
Experience with the entire software development process, from requirements through design to implementation and deployment.
Proficiency with UNIX and/or Windows tools.
Strong interpersonal skills for working in a diverse team environment.
Qualifications for Level 4:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years of related experience; at least five years of experience of a software engineer, or equivalent background.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience translating user-provided requirements into robust end product
Experience performing user needs assessments and designing user interfaces.
System administration experience in current Linux, MacOS, and Windows variants.
Proficiency with web services and/or database technologies.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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:
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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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.