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Battelle Memorial Institute Software Engineer III in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


“From Silicon to Systems” - We are an elite, multi-disciplinary team, bringing together the brightest minds from physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics to develop unique embedded security solutions for government and industrial customers. Battelle has been trusted by government clients to solve some of the world’s hardest security problems. We work in small agile teams to push the bounds of computing technology. Our high-powered labs include specialized software and hardware, so our engineers have everything they need to invent new Cyber solutions.

As a Software Engineer , you will spend your day designing, coding, and testing software. Our projects are non-standard, highly customized, and will push you to new levels as a software developer.

Our team is casual putting results over formality. Team members can work flexible hours, and Battelle maintains a 9/80 schedule meaning employees have a chance to take every other Friday off. We encourage new ideas with our large Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program where engineers work on projects, they are passionate about. Our group works collaboratively with many parts of Battelle’s larger organization on projects ranging from genomics to robotics.

This position can be based out of Battelle offices in the following locations; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Chantilly, VA .


  • You will work with customer and team members to understand project requirements and scope, design/develop/modify software and firmware for custom memory constrained hardware and related systems. You will work with internal and external customers to understand and set goals and expectations and translate and communicate those goals and expectations to the team.

  • You will research and analyze new libraries, technologies and tools and perform full software life cycle functions including software/firmware requirements, architecture, design, code, test, integration, and documentation.


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field of study and (6) years of experience, MS and (4) years of relevant experience, PhD and (1) year of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience in a relevant field

  • Proficiency in C, C++, or C# or Java (or similar general-purpose functional or object-oriented languages)

  • Strong understanding of different data structures and when they should be used

  • Experience automating tasks using Python

  • Experience with formal software development processes

  • Passion and drive to continuously improve your skill-set

  • Exceptional technical writing and team skills and experience supporting proposals, progress reports, and leading teams

  • Process management implementation including leadership of a team utilizing configuration control and configuration management

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance.


  • Experience adding functionality and resolving issues in existing codebases

  • Experience with network protocols including TCP and UDP

  • Experience emulating embedded platforms for live debugging

  • Experience with formal software development processes

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

As a condition of employment, Battelle will inquire about COVID vaccination status, and in the event that vaccinations are mandated at a work location (including client site and Battelle sites) we expect all candidates to comply with these required safety protocols.

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact recruiting@battelle.org .

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers