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Applications Software Developer

Job ID 1623 Date posted 02/07/2019


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to develop, improve and operate the suite of particle / heavy ion accelerators used to carry out the program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); to support the experimental program including design, construction and operation of the beam transports to the experiments, plus support of detector and research needs of the experiments; to design and construct new accelerator facilities in support of the BNL and national missions. The C-A Department supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The department performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.



The Collider-Accelerator Department has an opening for an Advanced Applications Analyst to participate in the RHIC project within the Controls Division's Applications Software Group.  The ideal candidate will have strong interest in working within a scientific research environment


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Work independently with a team of physicists, engineers, and programmers to develop application software used to control the particle accelerator physics facilities at BNL Collider-Accelerator Department.  Responsibilities will include developing, testing, QA and documentation for software developed independently and as part of a team.



  • BS degree or equivalent in computer science or related field. plus 1+ year of relevant work experience
  • Programming in at least one of the following: Python, Java or C++
  • Modular programming within a team environment
  • Problem solving and diagnostic skills
  • Communication skills, both written and oral

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field
  • Linux or UNIX
  • Programming in Python
  • Programming in Java
  • Programming in C++
  • Development of RESTful web services including programming using the Java EE platform
  • Programming for mobile devices
  • The ability to design and develop professional looking graphical user interfaces
  • Version control (Git, SVN, Mercurial, or similar)

At Brookhaven National Laboratory 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 Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits


We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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