Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is looking for a Director of Systems & Software Engineering to lead multiple managers and technical teams in building ESnet's next-generation network software service portfolio using state-of-the-art technologies to operate the ESnet network, as well as introduce next generation systems and software to enhance the research community we support.
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. ESnet is widely-regarded as a technical pioneer, and is currently the fastest science network in the world. 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.
What You Will Do:
Provide overarching leadership and management of multiple engineering leaders - whose responsibilities include building state-of-the-art network software & system services using new technologies while sustaining existing operational services.
Develop and manage ESnet's software engineering and data center team priorities, in alignment with ESnet's strategic objectives and tactical plans.
Contribute as a key member of ESnet's executive team, working directly with ESnet's Director and other members of the leadership team, to develop and implement organization-wide vision, strategies, plans, and programs.
Work closely with the diverse ESnet user base to provide excellent service while ensuring short and long term requirements are understood and met.
Recruit, coach and mentor staff, including managers and engineers.
Maintain a work environment that embraces diversity, fosters creativity and innovation, and builds an atmosphere of accountability to ensure that DOE and Laboratory rules and policies are observed.
What is Required:
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, progressively complex and currently applicable software engineering and systems support experience, and background in developing technical and organizational strategies and plans.
Proven track record of technical management with 10+ years of experience leading a diverse organization in building and managing scalable production network software services and data center, as well as 3+ years of experience as a leader of leaders.
Extensive knowledge and experience guiding the high level of architecture analysis and service strategy development that includes build vs buy analysis, short and long term planning, and demonstrated skills in developing and executing concrete goals derived from organizational strategies.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions consistent with organizational vision, goals, policies, and procedures. Sound judgment and the ability to take decisive action without all the desired information.
Experience managing geographically distributed self-hosted computing infrastructure and cloud computing resources used to provide production-quality stable and reliable services.
Knowledge of computer network technologies and terminology, including software-defined networking.
Extensive experience in project management and execution, including project budget and resource allocation. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage IT/Software projects to successful completion.
Experience in mentoring other leaders, senior engineers, as well as less experienced staff members.
Excellent written, verbal, presentation, customer service, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to independently formulate, document, and present proposals and trade-offs in an effective manner.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, for full consideration, please apply by close of business on Feb 28, 2020.
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.
This position has the option of working remotely, but limited to individuals residing in the United States. For local candidates, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.
Learn About Us:
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.
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.
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. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.