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Geospatial Software Engineer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Hydrology
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Requisition Id 8943 

The Remote Sensing and Environmental Informatics Group seeks a Geospatial Software Engineer to join our team, primarily to support the HydroSource project. 

Main Responsibilities / Job Duties:

  • Full stack software development to enable the discovery, analysis, visualization, and downloading of geospatial data.
  • Geospatial data analysis and visualization, particularly to support the quality assurance of data being ingested into the software systems being developed by the team.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in a science or engineering or technology related discipline, with disciplines related to hydrology or ecology particularly preferred.
  • At least two years practical experience as a full-stack software developer working with Earth science-relevant applications, including experience displaying and manipulating geospatial data.  Experience working with hydrology or ecology-relevant applications and data is particularly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team software development environment, contributing to shared goals.
  • Practical experience in two or more of the following languages: TypeScript, Python, CSS, bash, R, SQL, or perl.  Python, TypeScript, and CSS experience are particularly preferred.
  • Practical experience working with developing maps and visualizations of geospatial tools.
  • Practical experience with software development using git.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing documentation, developing and analyzing use cases, and presenting results to colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new material and technology rapidly and put that learning into effective practice.

Experience in any of the following areas is relevant to this position and should be highlighted in application materials.    

  • Formal degrees or training programs working with geospatial data and geospatial information systems.
  • Storing and retrieving geospatial data using databases, with PostGIS experience particularly relevant.
  • Linux command line experience, particularly including shell scripting and software development/deployment.
  • Jupyter notebooks for scientific applications, particularly using notebooks as learning resources for end users
  • Implementing and consuming REST Application Program Interfaces, with experience using geospatial APIs (such as Open Geospatial Consortium web services) particularly relevant.
  • Containerization, particularly working with Docker.
  • Public cloud infrastructure, with Amazon Web Services experience particularly relevant.
  • Software documentation, including documentation derived from source code
  • Software user experience design and usability assessment.
  • Contributing to large, complex software systems.
  • Scientific data visualization and/or scientific data analysis.
  • Data or information architecture, including database design.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy system. ORNL’s scientific programs focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. ORNL partners with the state of Tennessee, universities and industries to solve challenges in energy, advanced materials,manufacturing, security and physics. The laboratory's science and technology innovations are translated into applications for economic development and global security. The laboratory is home to several of the world’s top supercomputers and is a leading neutron science and nuclear energy research facility that includes the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. ORNL hosts a DOE Leadership Computing Facility—home of the Titan supercomputer; one of DOE’s nanoscience centers—the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; the BioEnergy Science Center—one of DOE’s Energy Research Centers; and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors, a DOE Innovation Hub.

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