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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cyber Security Engineer 2 in Richland, Washington


The Cyber Security & Digital Operations Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer to join our Advanced Introspection & Analytics team. We are looking for an experienced engineer with a passion for cyber security who wants to help build the data platforms and infrastructure for innovative cyber capabilities. This critical role is part of a growing team of experienced cyber security experts with a culture of collaboration, creativity, agility, and professional delivery. Your contributions at the Lab will directly contribute to the cyber defense of PNNL and our support of diverse sponsor missions


Our team is taking on big challenges and working on innovative approaches to stay ahead of our cyber adversaries. If you're an experienced engineer with a passion for cyber and data solutions, this role provides the opportunity to make a big impact and play a key role in achieving our vision for data and analytics.

  • Work closely with cyber analysts, engineers, data scientists, and others to understand requirements and design solutions needed for innovative cyber capabilities

  • Design, build, deploy, and maintain a variety of cyber platforms, tools, and data pipelines to enable advanced analytics, data science, and AI/ML solutions, both on-premise and in the cloud

  • Scripting and automation of system deployment and maintenance tasks

  • Monitor system performance and health, addressing issues proactively

  • Working independently and leading collective team efforts to achieve cyber program objectives


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 2 years of relevant experience -OR-

  • MS/MA -OR-

  • PhD

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Foundational cyber security knowledge across a variety of cyber domains

  • Strong peer leadership, interpersonal, collaborative, and customer relationship skills

  • System administration experience with an eye towards innovative systems engineering

  • Data engineering, designing scalable systems to enable analytics/data science/AI/ML solutions

Technical experience:

  • Linux system administration

  • Cloud computing (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, etc.)

  • Docker/container-based solutions

  • Software development/scripting (python, REST APIs, git, CI/CD pipelines)

  • Splunk, ElasticSearch/ELK

  • SQL & NoSQL databases

  • Microsoft Defender security suite

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not Applicable

Additional Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Testing Designated Position

This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The candidate selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment and random drug testing for illegal drugs, including marijuana, consistent with the Controlled Substances Act and the PNNL Workplace Substance Abuse Program.

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3-hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries, you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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  • Research Associates excluded.

**Once eligibility requirements are met.

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