NREL DevOps Engineer in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

DevOps Engineer



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Summary

NREL's Commercial Buildings Research Group is seeking a collaborative developer to help drive the next generation of R&D breakthroughs in building energy use. The successful candidate will contribute to reducing building energy use leading to increased interactivity between buildings and the grid. This work will foster increasing market-adoption of high impact strategies for buildings, communities, and cities, supporting increased urban mobility in future generations. The position will help demonstrate the capability for the U.S. building stock to support greater renewable generation assets, ensuring increasing deployment of low-emissions technologies without sacrificing the reliability of the electricity delivery system. An interest in or passion for clean energy systems will be highly beneficial.

Key responsibilities will include :

  • Create, maintain, test and improve cross-platform deployment methodologies and configurations.

  • Work with staff to interpret problems and develop elegant solutions to novel technical challenges.

  • Develop and extend existing and new automation services to ensure efficient testing and deployment pipelines


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Relevant PhD . Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience . Or, relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience . Demonstrates broad understanding and wide application of engineering technical procedures, principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Demonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities. Demonstrated experience in management of projects. Very good writing, interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent experience.

  • Proven experience creating, maintaining, testing, and improving cross-platform deployment methodologies and configurations.

  • Experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks.

  • Experience using Linuxbased systems

  • Proven experience with the full software development life-cycle and source code management (SCM)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience working with DevOps technologies such as Ansible, Chef, Packer, etc.

  • Significant experience working with containerized applications, Docker or otherwise.

  • Experience developing analytics for either batch or stream data processing.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Capable of debugging deployments in complicated environments, including HPC enclaves.

  • Knowledge of container orchestration frameworks such as Docker Swarm, k8, Mesos, etc.

  • Capable of delivering on multiple competing priorities with little supervision.

  • Capable of writing Shell and PowerShell when required.


Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.


EEO Policy

NREL is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. NREL promotes a work environment that does not discriminate against workers or job applicants and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or veteran status, including special disabled veterans.

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, click here at .

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. With locations in Golden and Boulder, Colorado, and a satellite office in Washington, D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States.

Please review the information on our Hiring Process at website before you create an account and apply for a job. We also hope you will learn more about NREL at , visit our Careers site at , and continue to search for job opportunities at at the lab.