Job Details

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Position Number: 2003729
  • Location: Berkeley, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Software Delivery Manager - 90945

Organization: JG-Joint Genome Institute

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL, Joint Genome Institute (JGI, has an opening for a Software Delivery Manager to join the team. LBNL is bringing science solutions to the world and is home to the National Microbiome Data Collaborative (NMDC, and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI, that are building the next-generation of data science infrastructure that will reduce barriers to accessing the data that will fuel scientific discoveries.

As a Software Delivery Manager, you will play a critical role in scoping, designing, building and delivering relevant and compelling technology solutions for the scientific community. You should have experience working on complex projects, engaging with multiple clients, planning projects, documenting requirements, and then leading implementation through to successful delivery. You must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with domain and technical experts in the team. The environment is ever changing and dynamic which will require facilitation and problem solving. If you have experience working with scientific or bioinformatics teams, that's a big plus.

With the dramatic improvements in next-generation sequencing technology facilities like JGI are producing data at increasing rates. This growth requires sophisticated software infrastructure for data management and analysis. The NMDC seeks to make microbiome data generated by the JGI and partner organizations findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). NMDC and JGI are combining community-centered design principles with modern data infrastructure to address this critical scientific need.

What You Will Do:

Facilitate and lead internal technical meetings for solutions delivery, and process enhancements; Participate in triage calls, backlog management, and release planning.

Take responsibility for release schedules and milestones.

Facilitate end-to-end scoping / estimation and managing cross team dependencies.

Manage program/project schedules and associated dependencies, identify possible issues/risks/actions and work with key stakeholders to mitigate the risks.

Create and manage cross-functional plans, collaborating cross-functionally with internal teams (and external vendors if applicable) to define requirements and manage timelines.

Provide clear verbal and written communication via roadmaps, progress, risks, mitigation plans and impacts to senior management and internal cross-functional and remote project teams.

Engage and provide critical information to leadership, cross-functional teams and stakeholders to prioritize initiatives.

Steer teams based on project objectives, constantly align teams to those objectives, in the face of ambiguity and aggressive deadlines.

What is Required:

BA/BS degree and a minimum of 8 years of related industry experience or equivalent education and work experience managing moderately-sized projects and programs from start to finish within highly complex operating environments.

Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a high demand, rapidly shifting / fluid environment.

Proven track record of on time and high-quality project delivery.

Extensive knowledge of project and program management processes, tools, templates, and management techniques.

Extensive knowledge of multiple software product development methodologies, including in-depth knowledge of agile delivery practices.

Exceptional problem solving and negotiation skills, with the ability to work across organizational boundaries to drive closure of complex delivery challenges.

Familiarity with modern web services technology (e.g. Flask, OpenAPI, Vue.js, Python, Rust, GO).

Comfortable communicating at all levels of an organization from executives to project teams.

Experience with agile software project management.

Can perform well in a dynamic and challenging work environment.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Strong leadership skills and proven experience in architecting, developing and deploying distributed services.

A good understanding of distributed systems.

Experience with user-centered design.

Experience building scalable APIs.

Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Scrum Master Certification, or other project management certification.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


This is a full time 2-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Learn About Us:

JGI & Berkeley Lab: A View to Fuel Innovative Science in the Public Interest

They say it's all about location and Berkeley Lab has it all: a view above the San Francisco Bay, cool breezes, and world-class multidisciplinary science within a diverse and respectful research ecosystem of 5,000 people. Nearly 90 years ago, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the inventor of the cyclotron, brought physicists, biologists, engineers and mathematicians together in Berkeley above the University of California campus to tackle the most urgent scientific challenges. Today, after garnering 13 Nobel Prizes, Berkeley Lab has sustained and grown that tradition of open, interdisciplinary team science, exemplified by how the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) addresses the most pressing energy and environmental challenges using integrative genome science approaches. JGI takes up residence in the new, state-of-the-art Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) along with the U.S. Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) to expand the frontiers of energy and environmental science in partnership with the worldwide community of researchers. Will you join us and be a critical part of our next ground-breaking discoveries

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here (

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Click here ( to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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