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Computer Scientist
Job ID #: 12443 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: No

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Posting Date: 4/25/2022
Salary Range: $72,900 - $115,100 (SSI)
Work Location Type: Remote (working less than 60% on-site)

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter. 

What your job will be like:

Under general direction, Incumbent will develop and enhance applications to support the SRF Institute’s accelerator component and subsystem production and development data management system, Pansophy. The system is used to support JLab accelerators, SRF Science & Technology, the DOE complex and other partners with both cryomodule production and research projects. The system is also required to support the Institute's Quality Management System in support of ISO Certification.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide written code  in ColdFusion, HTML, JavaScript and SQL
  • Develop new webSupport SRF to define, implement and perform quality control activities
  • Maintain existing -based applications that expand the functionalities of the local data management system in support of SRFOPS projects as approved by SRFOPS Management.
  • Provide good documentation of all work and work effectively as a member of a team.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field is required

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:    

  • Demonstrated skill in writing web applications utilizing HTML, XML, Java, and JavaScript is critical
  • Experienced with html composition, and editing tools (e.g., Dreamweaver, ColdFusion Builder, Visual Studio), JavaScript programming, and creation of Web particularly desired.Experience with JAVA and object-oriented programming.
  • Experience working with relational databases, using Oracle and Pl/SQL
  • Must possess the ability to write web applications with clean html interfaces that work properly with various browsers and produce integrated yet modular functional code elements
  • Must be able to demonstrate productive development work in Unix and Windows environments
  • Experienced with shell scripting and editing in the Windows and UNIX environment.
  • Experience with document storage and retrieval systems
  • Experienced with version-controlled maintenance of files and directories in Windows and Unix operating system environments for production software products
  • Must be able to work productively as an individual and as a team member to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ableorganize .and prioritize multiple tasks effectively

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities We Desire: 

  • Skills in Adobe's Coldfusion Language (CFML)

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time.  The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe.   Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact.  You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave) 
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested 
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & Alternate Work Schedules available) 
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs 
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

• Ability to understand, remember, and communicate highly technical information and make decisions
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods
• Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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