Are you an exceptional leader with a passion for developing software to build the next generation high-speed science network for cutting edge scientific advancements? If so, consider joining Berkeley Lab's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) – currently the fastest science network in the world! Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is seeking a Group Leader for DOE's Energy Sciences Network, who will direct the work of the ESnet Software Engineering team.
We're a dynamic organization, highly-motivated and focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As an organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides innovative networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet.
The Group Lead for the Software Engineering Group will serve as a key member of ESnet's Leadership Team, overseeing full life-cycle software development that makes ESnet more efficient, and supports scientific collaborations around the world. Specifically, this position will lead an exceptional group of roughly 15 world-class software engineers, as well as develop and maintain technical and business interfaces with the leaders of ESnet internal groups, including Network Engineering, Science Engagement, CTO organization, Security, and Infrastructure and Systems.
The successful candidate will combine strong technical background with superior analytical, process development, communications, and leadership skills. He or she will have broad understanding of technologies and disciplines, with a focus on software development, and demonstrated ability to manage projects, processes, and people. Outstanding communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work productively and collaboratively with technical and leadership members representing national and international research and education networks, technical experts, scientific customers, senior Berkeley Lab and Department of Energy management.
The ESnet Software Engineering Group Lead will:
Lead the vision, strategy, design and implementation of an effective software and information architecture for ESnet. Ensure the delivery of robust, secure, and innovative software tools and services to be used by ESnet internally and by ESnet's scientific user communities.
Develop priorities for the Software Engineering Group, in coordination with ESnet's strategic objectives and tactical plans. This includes scoping, prioritizing, and project-managing technical projects.
Develop and implement design and software development processes, guidelines and standards that facilitate robust, scalable, cost-effective and innovative software tools and services.
Provide leadership and line management supervision for the Software Engineering Group.
Participate in ESnet outreach activities through written articles, presentations, and direct contacts with staff in peer and customer organizations.
Maintain a work environment that embraces diversity, fosters creativity and innovation, and ensures that DOE and Laboratory rules and policies are observed.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
Minimum five years experience in a managerial/leadership role within a software development organization. This includes experience providing supervision, guidance, and mentoring for team members.
Demonstrated expertise in leading and shepherding the design and implementation of medium to large software development projects.
Demonstrated ability to run a moderate-sized, team-oriented organization and attract, retain and develop a talented and diverse staff;
Experience in project management, budget planning and execution, and resource allocation.
Very strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to foster positive work relationships and to resolve technical and interpersonal conflicts with diplomacy and tact.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of computer network technologies and terminology.
Experience with agile software development methods and practices.
Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent additional experience.
Familiarity with DOE Office of Science research programs, and/or Research and Education networking communities in the US or abroad.
This is a full-time, career appointment.
Work Schedule: Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience
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.
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.
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