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Brookhaven National Laboratory Manager, ITD Applications and Software Engineering in Upton, New York

Apply Now Manager, ITD Applications and Software Engineering Job ID JR101207 Date posted 05/28/2024

Organizational Overview

Brookhaven National Laboratory is seeking a highly-skilled strategic leader for the Applications and Software Engineering department within the Information Technology Division (ITD) who is comfortable adapting to a dynamic environment with a track record of implementing technical and organizational change through careful analysis and collaboration with senior leadership.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and ITD division manager, the Manager, ITD Software Engineering, oversees an enterprise software management and development team, a portfolio of local and cloud-based enterprise applications, database platforms, and related integrations. They own and drive application strategy and execution, overseeing projects through completion. They work in close collaboration with business partners and application stakeholders while partnering with ITD leaders and managers.

Brookhaven Lab's Information Technology Division's (ITD) mission is to deliver safe, efficient operations that ensure the delivery of the Lab's research mission by:

  • Developing and deploying state-of-the-art information and computing systems in support of scientific research and business operations
  • Providing a reliable and secure, high-speed network infrastructure for scientific and business computing
  • Developing a scientific computing infrastructure that can support the computing needs that are common among the scientific departments
  • Providing support to scientific and administrative programs to help them address their unique computing problems
  • Providing a cost-effective, highly reliable, secure, and standardized computing infrastructure
  • Promoting best practices in the areas of platform support, application development, and customer service
  • Providing cost-effective information services to the Brookhaven Lab community including Research Library, publications, records management, and technical editing services, in support of the research mission and in compliance with contractual requirements

ITD includes experts in information technology (IT) infrastructure and operations, cyber security, business systems, data information, and information services, including records management and the Research Library. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is resourceful and innovative, and who understands that collaboration with stakeholders from across the Laboratory is critical to ensuring the right expertise and technology are in place to advance our mission of bringing science solutions to the world.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction while managing a department of supervisors, software developers, and software architects, including evaluating employee performance, setting department and individual expectations and goals, creating an inclusive environment, and focusing on development and teamwork
  • Build strong working relationships with laboratory leaders, jointly identifying strategic needs through shared business roadmap development and objective prioritization across resources
  • Act as an organizational change agent while advocating for business transformation through technology and operational excellence
  • Maintain a continuous learning mindset, bringing modern thinking, practices, and research in technology management and solutions into the role
  • Continually improve work procedures and processes for the department
  • Addresses unusual and non-recurring problems by devising approaches to assess the situation, developing options, and introducing new procedures or tools as necessary

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or equivalent experience
  • Twelve (12) + years of relevant experience with at least 5 years of leading a small to medium sized group dedicated to software development
  • Experience leading, developing, and supporting a team of software development professionals
  • Experience leading the management of cloud-based enterprise business and productivity systems
  • Develop staff capability to meet future needs by building new competencies, maintaining an appropriately trained and motivated staff, and supporting their long-term professional development
  • Ability to manage stakeholder and partner relationships, including experience consulting with internal departments to identify customer and strategic needs, integrating them into application roadmaps and project objectives
  • Experience developing and communicating strategic direction, both functional and technical
  • Application portfolio management experience, including the drive to understand and reduce technical complexity, increase platform standardization, and streamline the portfolio
  • Experience with organizational change management methods and practices
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in overall project management by prioritizing, planning, and tracking project progress
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare effective presentations for specific audiences
  • Ability to keep current of emerging technologies, best practices, and lessons learned while communicating to management, staff, and users
  • Skill in problem solving and decision making, with the ability to work effectively independently or as a team member within collaborative workspaces
  • Professional presence and proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with all levels of an organization
  • Conscientious budget manager and steward of resources
  • Some travel is required

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Master's degree in computer science, information systems, software engineering, computer engineering, or other information system disciplines
  • Knowledge of business architecture concepts and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a matrixed and hybrid work environment
  • Leading, creating or working in a DevOps or DevSecOps environment


  • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary range for this position is $149,450 - $248,900/year. Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate's qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Other Information:

  • On-Site opening [hybrid]

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/400-series/0486.1-BOrder-a/@@images/file

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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