1+ months

Software / DevOps / API Engineer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California 94720
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  • Job Status
    Full Time

Software / DevOps / API Engineer - 89865

Organization: NE-NERSC


Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, https://www.nersc.gov/) is seeking a versatile software engineer to build web systems, APIs, and other systems automation.


NERSC operates some of the world’s largest supercomputers and storage systems to solve today’s most challenging computational problems. Scientists worldwide conduct their projects here with sponsorship from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. In this position, you’ll work on the system that tracks and manages our active science projects and their use of compute and storage resources, help build an API to automate the use of supercomputing resources, and develop scripts and DevOps automation to manage our container, VM, and physical server platforms.


This is a great opportunity to learn about large-scale computational research while putting your software engineering skills to use. The new staff member will join a group of systems and software engineers who manage services coupled to the supercomputing environment and will work closely with others throughout the organization on a variety of projects.


If you are interested in science, have coding experience, and would enjoy working in a fast-paced, creative environment with a bright and diverse group of colleagues (not to mention a beautiful view from our building in the Berkeley Hills), we want to hear from you!


Key Responsibilities:

• Join other staff in the ongoing development of our project and usage tracking system

• Work with researchers to understand how they want to automate their projects

• Build and refine API endpoints to support new automation features

• Develop and refactor scripts and other code for automating systems management


Additional responsibilities as needed:

• Engage with colleagues at Berkeley Lab and other national research facilities to collaborate on shared solutions and

• Present new developments at science conferences and industry meetings


Required qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and a minimum of eight years of related experience

• Four or more years of experience developing web-based software using databases on Linux systems

• Experience creating, modifying, and optimizing databases (such as MySQL or PostgreSQL)

• Familiarity with container technology (such as Docker or Kubernetes)

• Exposure to systems management technologies (such as Ansible or Puppet)

• Ability to work with users to interpret needs, exercise judgment, and develop sustainable solutions

• Keen technical problem-solving skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Creative, positive, and collaborative work style

• Ability to work both independently and in groups in an energetic, diverse environment


Additional desired qualifications:

• Experience managing Linux systems

• Experience deploying and managing virtualization and/or container technologies

• Experience managing networked storage systems

• Ability to coordinate projects


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



• This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

• 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.


How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.


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 (https://hr.lbl.gov/).


Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) 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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparencyNondiscrimination.html).  Click here (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm) to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".


Posted: 2020-03-31 Expires: 2020-05-30

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