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Full Stack Software Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, California | 05/19/2023

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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.

Pay Range

$148,650 - $200,328 Annually for the SES.3 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Full Stack Software Engineer to contribute to a variety of software development assignments in support of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the largest and most energetic laser in the world. You will work with a team of other software developers to build, maintain, and advance applications used by a broad set of end-users in support of laser experiment planning, review, and configuration.  This position is in the NIFC Division within the Computing Directorate, in support of the National Ignition Facility and Photon Sciences (NIF&PS).

Telecommuting options may be available for this position. 

In this role you will

  • Develop applications consisting of standalone back-end services and persistent data storage using modern database technologies.
  • Develop web-based and standalone client applications to provide front-end to access back-end services.
  • Architect and implement highly available web/application/cloud service/container tier infrastructures required to support enterprise IT service delivery across public/private cloud infrastructures.
  • Develop highly automated, available, and standardized infrastructures/services that meet business/programmatic needs in collaboration with customers, IT managers, developers, team members, systems administrators, database administrators, and security administrators.
  • Manage systems/services architectures throughout their systems development lifecycle, including risk analysis, capacity planning, highly available systems architecture and design, development, quality assurance, documentation, standards enforcement, implementations and upgrades, security compliance/vulnerability remediation, and performance monitoring.
  • Manage multiple web/application/cloud service/container tier infrastructures within the AWS, Azure, and container environments to help drive our standardization, infrastructure as code, and security enhancement objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience with modern programming languages such as Python or Java, as well as related web frameworks such as Django or Spring.
  • Advanced experience designing and implementing functional and streamlined web-based user interfaces and GUIs.
  • Advanced knowledge of modern data storage and persistence approaches using databases such as Oracle and MongoDB.
  • Advanced experience with systems programming to create, configure, monitor, and automate the management of web/application/cloud services/container infrastructures such as Kubernetes, AWS, and Docker Swarm.
  • Significant experience collaborating with customers, IT managers, developers, database administrators, systems administrators, and security administrators to jointly create web/application/cloud service/container infrastructures/services that meet business requirements.
  • Advanced communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems.
  • Experience with existing image-processing libraries, tools, and frameworks, such as OpenCV and Napari in Python.
  • Experience with scientific computing and machine-learning languages, tools, and frameworks, such as MATLAB and Tensorflow.

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings. LLNL’s hiring practices:

  • Never requires job applicants to pay an application/training fee or submit personal documents like bank account details, passport number, Social Security number, tax forms or credit card information as part of the application process. 
  • For interviews and to be granted access to a Federal facility, a LLNL employee will contact you directly to collect visa, passport number, and/or Social Security number.  To vet the authenticity of the employee please have them provide you their name and phone number and verify at
  • Involves at least one interview (virtual or in-person) and never interviews job applicants through chat platforms such as Google Hangouts, or via correspondence through text and instant messaging systems.
  • Only sends email communications to job applicants from domain “” or via their applicant tracking system, [email protected]. Occasionally LLNL uses third-party vendors that will contact you about job opportunities.  If a recruiter contacts you to apply, you will always be directed to our career page to apply through our career site.
  • Encourages all applicants to visit LLNL’s careers page at if they saw the job posting on another site prior to applying to ensure the job posting is accurate and valid.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

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

Reasonable Accommodation

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 use our online form to submit a request. 

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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