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Software Engineer - Web Services

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 09/06/2022

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Software Engineer to support, develop, and deploy collaboration tools and web services for users of LLNL’s high-performance computers. You will work independently, applying software engineering and DevOps skills on a variety of hardware platforms to enable state-of-the-art collaboration and productivity tools for developers and scientists located world-wide.  This position is in the Livermore Computing Division within the Computing Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Build, enhance, deploy, and support collaboration tools in an HPC environment including GitLab, the Atlassian suite, JupyterHub, and various in-house developed solutions.
  • Identify issues and propose solutions to technical problems across a wide range of projects and efforts to improve design and implementation of DevOps best practices.
  • Perform software engineering using established development practices, tools, and processes for achieving robust software quality; including testing, configuration management, change management, and documentation.
  • Work closely with other technical teams/developers to ensure solutions are secure and integrated with other services as appropriate.
  • Interact directly with HPC customers who make use of our supported tools and systems.
  • Define, scope, prioritize, and estimate work collaboratively.
  • Develop and improve technical and interpersonal skills for yourself and the team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Independently solve complex problems existing throughout a heterogeneous distributed environment.
  • Provide technical leadership and guide efforts to develop tools or processes for improving the efficiency and technical operations of users and staff.
  • Effectively perform duties using independent judgment and minimal direction.



  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Proficiency developing full-stack web applications through the entire software lifecycle (e.g., Django/Flask back-end, JavaScript MVC framework front-end).
  • Familiarity with deploying web applications and/or micro-services in a containerized environment (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift).
  • Experience with Python, Bash, JavaScript, or similar scripting / languages.
  • Familiarity with software testing, quality assurance strategies, and implementing Continuous Integration pipelines.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Git version control system, including push/pull, rebase, cherry pick, branching.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment, as well as the ability to work effectively with minimal guidance and as part of a team.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Significant experience independently leading and implementing technical initiatives through the entire software lifecycle.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to contribute creative solutions to complex problems in cross-organizational efforts.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively in a technical team environment and to represent LLNL in public forums.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Proficiency building and managing web app and service monitoring tools.
  • Experience securing containers, as well as experience with one or more orchestration or configuration management tools like Ansible or CFEngine.
  • Experience working in network environments across multiple classification levels.
  • Knowledge of DOE/NNSA/LLNS policies and procedures.


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing candidates and employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value and hire a diverse workforce as it is a vital component of our culture and success. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNL invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

At LLNL, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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