The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, is the nation’s primary laboratory for research and development of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Our Energy Security and Resilience Center (ESR) has an immediate need for a Research Technician - Cybersecurity . This position will be centered around integrated systems research and development, including controls, mechanical and electrical systems, automated detection, and diagnostics for research systems, building management systems and interfaces, advances in system operation and maintenance, retro-commissioning of research systems, advanced controller development, systems simulation, balance of plant simulation, and system integration.
The Research Technician will be developing and deploying NREL’s world-leading Cyber Energy Emulation Platform (CEEP), which enables research and development of telecommunications infrastructure, cybersecurity, and interoperability for our rapidly transforming energy systems. Responsibilities will include collaboration with the CEEP software development team to develop, enhance and deploy the software within NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) and the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy System (ARIES) platform.
Research Tech I - High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 or more years of experience. Or, associate degree in computer science, cybersecurity, electrical engineering or related or certification program of comparable scope or equivalent relevant education/experience.
Research Tech II-High School Diploma or equivalent and 4 or more years of experience Or, associate degree in computer science, cybersecurity, electrical engineering or related or certification program of comparable scope and 2 or more years of experience.
Experience with utilizing Git for source control
Familiarity with development techniques using high level languages such as Python or Golang
Some system administration or networking experience.
Intermediate to advanced skills in research techniques and practices.
Good written, verbal, team, interpersonal and communication skills.
Docker – The ability to create Docker custom images to meet project needs.
System Automation – Familiar with Ansible, SaltStack, or similar system automation technologies.
Ability to receive and maintain a federal security clearance is a plus.
Internal Number: R7012
About National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, part of the DOE research lab system, advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems.