We are currently seeking multiple Group Leads in the Mission Management Software Section within the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division. The Mission Management Software Section develops, maintains, and manages innovative software systems that support missions of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) associated with collection, analysis, and reporting of data for infrastructure and project management; strategic commodity inventory and tracking; applied data analytics for multi-component measurement and operating systems; and decision management.
We are seeking applicants for each of the following groups:
Enterprise Systems — Develops software for the infrastructure and project management system used principally by NNSA offices.
Systems Management — Focuses on life-cycle development, quality assurance, testing and verification, user support, and operations for software systems.
Systems and Data Analysis — Develops software and user interfaces for systems that implement applied data management and analytics for multi-component systems used in nuclear nonproliferation mission areas.
Provide leadership to a group that strategically applies and advances subject matter expertise for a variety of technical projects, programs or operations consistent with ORNL’s aspiration to be the world’s premier R&D institution and ORNL’s science culture.
The Technical Group Leader brings together a group of peers with the primary goal of pursuing global leadership in their field, nurtures ORNL’s culture among group members, and continues to build and scale up individual excellence and impact. The Technical Group Leader reports to and works closely with the Section Head to implement the group’s technical vision; develops group members to enable their career advancement; establishes capabilities that enable programs to excel at the forefront of technical professional expertise; works to solve technical challenges for science, engineering, or technical projects and functions; sets, implements, and models standards for performance of work consistent with Environment, Safety, Security, Health, and Quality (ESH&Q) requirements and business rules; and ensures a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe, heard, and appreciated—a workplace that sets an example for the broader community.
The National Security Sciences Directorate conducts research and development to confront some of the nation’s most difficult security challenges and adversaries. Our directorate houses S&T leadership in cybersecurity and cyber-physical resiliency, data analytics, geospatial science and technology, nuclear nonproliferation, and high-performance computing for sensitive national security missions. We draw on the Laboratory’s exceptional facilities and work closely with leading researchers in other areas at the lab such as nuclear and chemical sciences and engineering, applied materials, advanced manufacturing, biosecurity, transportation, and computing. Our multi-disciplinary research teams are passionate about discovery and innovation as we create science-based solutions to complex security threats that put public safety, national defense, energy infrastructure, and the economy at risk.
Our commitment to diversity: As we strive to become the world’s premier research institution in the sciences and technologies that underpin critical national security missions, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that highly values a diverse workforce. We recognize that a breadth of perspectives, insights, and experiences are necessary to drive the level of innovation and discovery that is mission critical to national security sciences. Our commitment extends beyond our workforce to the next generation of researchers with STEM education outreach that seeks to engage a diverse range of students.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop a vision and implement a cohesive group strategy to ensure the success of new and ongoing technical projects to position the group for future success.
Develop and implement plans to exploit new opportunities and/or expand existing efforts.
Actively participate in the planning and execution of software development projects supporting nuclear nonproliferation, global nuclear security, and other major R&D mission areas of NND, NSSD, and ORNL.
Assist staff in setting performance goals consistent with the group’s strategy and members’ long-term career goals. Provide feedback to address performance issues in a timely manner.
Provide relevant input to assist the Section Head with staff development while providing direct and impactful guidance to staff on regular basis.
Encourage staff to “think and dream big,” take appropriate risks in their work, and develop skills that will enable them to pursue new ideas, technical passions, and programs.
Advance the reputation of the group members and standing of the group as a whole through establishing collaborations, Professional Society leadership and involvement, and organization of technical events.
Support group members by consistently reviewing technical products such as proposals, publications, and artifacts to ensure high quality and consistency with ORNL standards.
Attract a quality, diverse pool of top candidates and hire staff members who are committed to world-class technology and aspire to be the best in their field.
Lead by example by exercising the principles in ORNL’s “Research Code of Conduct” as a guide for proposing, performing, and communicating research.
Coach and mentor staff regarding ORNL’s “Safe Conduct of Research” principles
Exemplify a commitment to “One ORNL” by modeling lab expectations for excellence in research, operations, and community engagement, and by working cooperatively to leverage capabilities across the lab.
Requires a Ph.D. with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience or a M.S. with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience or a B.S. with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.
10 years of experience in the development, testing, and operation of web-based and desktop software systems that address complex problems posed from various research, engineering and/or facility infrastructure needs.
Demonstrated experience leading software development projects, including team and resource management, from concept to completion.
Demonstrated experience with various software development methodologies.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated leadership ability and a strong commitment to a teaming environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.
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