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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Full Stack Software Engineer II in Little Rock, Arkansas


At a time when complex environmental problems are emerging on every front, the Nuclear Sciences Division's staff, capabilities, and facilities are delivering science and technology innovations for the environment, as well as for energy and national security needs. Our diverse work addresses a wide range of national and international challenges, from providing solutions that protect the health of people who must work in hazardous environments, to developing durable new materials, streamlining industrial processes for improved productivity and effectiveness, and delivering new approaches for environmental cleanup. Nuclear Sciences Division capabilities and efforts are focused in three key areas including Environmental Health and Remediation, Nuclear Regulatory, and Nuclear Energy.


Job Description:

This position reports to the Experimental and Computational Engineering Group within the Energy and Environment Directorate and involves collaborating with a team to perform routine functions that include gathering requirements from users, software design, development and troubleshooting, and providing input or continuous system improvements and daily maintenance and support of the software. This position will contribute to tasks related to software design, development, configuration, testing, and preparing professional system documents. The successful candidate will support several projects utilizing multiple technologies.


This position will support other software engineers and application developers in the development and implementation of a diverse set of projects. The incumbent will:

  • Contribute to the design, development, and configuration of software, which may include customizing screens, adding or modifying logic, designing user driven interfaces, adding or modifying application programming interfaces (API), data and database changes, and installing patches or upgrades.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting and research issues to solve problems.

  • Perform basic tasks and activities with minimal oversight.

  • Understand the software engineering methodology and perform systems change management with guidance from senior staff.

  • Identify and resolve routine issues that appear in the software engineering environment.

  • Develop end-user documentation regarding use, configuration, and installation of the software.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 2 years of relevant experience -OR-

  • MS/MA -OR-

  • PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar

  • Experience is preferred over advanced degrees

  • Advanced programming experience with PHP Frameworks, either Laravel or Symfony

  • Software Engineering skills including algorithm design and implementation, troubleshooting, deployment, documentation, and testing

  • Understanding of web application (full-stack) development concepts; software tools, methods, platforms, and deployment technologies

  • Web basics including HTML5, CSS3, Restful API design

  • JavaScript Libraries and frameworks such as Vue, React, NextJS, Bootstrap

  • Programming Languages: PHP, JavaScript, Python, Java, SQL, C, C++, C#, etc

  • Software Development Tools: Composer, NPM, AWS CDK, Docker, Bash, Powershell, GIS, etc

  • Ability to develop and maintain software applications for both client to server and web deployment, including continuous integration and version control

  • Databases including relational database applications (e.g. MySQL, ORM, SQL Server, and SQL Query language) and noSQL (Mongo, DocumentDB)

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not Applicable.

Additional Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignments Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Testing Designated Position

This is not a Testing Designated Position (TDP).

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

If you are offered employment at PNNL, you must pass a drug test prior to commencing employment. PNNL complies with federal law regarding illegal drug use. Under federal law, marijuana remains an illegal drug. If you test positive for any illegal controlled substance, including marijuana, your offer of employment will be withdrawn.

Mandatory Requirements

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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Employees and their families are offered medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, basic life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, tuition assistance, supplemental parental bonding leave, surrogacy and adoption assistance, and fertility support. Employees are automatically enrolled in our company funded pension plan and may enroll in our 401k savings plan. Employees may accrue up to 120 vacation hours per year and may receive ten paid holidays per year.

  • Research Associates excluded.

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Minimum Salary

USD $94,600.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $141,900.00/Yr.