Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 1/2 (Software Engineer 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Intelligence and Space Research Division (ISR) has a great opportunity for a Software Engineer 1/2. Come join a vital team that provides cutting edge systems in support of national and global security challenges. This position will be filled at one of the R&D; Engineer 1 or 2 levels depending on current programmatic needs and the skills of the selected candidate.

R&D; Engineer 1 ($80,100 - $131,000)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Integration of systems into externally provided systems and legacy systems

  • Researching new hardware and software methodologies and network configuration management

  • Monitoring system state of health, system backups and system security compliance

  • Assisting in the delivery of progress reports to project leaders, sponsors and help define project plans and milestones

R&D; Engineer 2 ($87,800 - $144,800)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D; Engineer 2 responsibilities include:

  • Authoring and maintain, as needed, software libraries and tools necessary in support of various projects

  • Refining team objectives

  • Working with the team in scheduling commitments and resources

  • Providing leadership and help mentor other team members

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with the following:

  • Hands-on experience and proficiency writing scripts, programming in Python or C language along with Linux OS knowledge (RHEL/CentOS/Fedora).

  • Experience with Linux virtualization frameworks (QEMU, KVM, oVirt, RHV, etc) and Linux containers.

  • Experience facilitating general deployment of developed systems including diagnostics and problem resolution of various operational problems. These may include reliability, performance and availability.

  • Experience providing support in the development of the systems and the various applications tools to assist in the integration process.

  • Experience with development, deployment, testing and integration of specialized systems, system and network configuration management, development of test suits and plans and developing required information assurance documentation for delivery.

Additional Job Requirements for R&D; Engineer 2:

  • Experience with setting the direction of goals for project tasks and establish associated scope, schedule and budgets.

  • Ability to enhance technical and professional expertise of other staff through active mentoring and training.

  • Experience acquiring internal/external funding for self and others via responses to competitive requests for proposals and developed collaborations.

  • Experience contributing to peer review of work of others across organizations or disciplines.

  • Must have hands on experience with software configuration management (SVN, GIT)

  • Must have hands on experience with system configuration management (CFEngine2/3)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience supporting systems hardware and software investigations along with performance and stability testing with ISR’s various network infrastructures.

  • Experience assisting in the design and development of ISR’s various R&D; and production heterogeneous computing environments.

  • Experience supporting ISR mission stake holders on various systems when necessitated by users feature requests, bugs or vulnerabilities.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, or related engineering degree from an ABET accredited college or university is required for both levels. A Master’s degree in the above fields is highly desirable.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The work in the Intelligence and Space Research Division (ISR) spans the R&D; efforts for developing new technology, prototyping of hardware and software, acquisition and integration of operational payload and ancillary support systems for various customers. ISR-3 System Integration is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of complex systems in secure and open environments in support of data acquisition and telemetry systems. This division is tasked with large-scale data storage and archive, embedded systems, real-time control systems, computer-aided design, scientific programming and computing, high-performance computing, reconfigurable computing, machine learning and distributed sensor networks.

Through the creation, delivery, and support of reliable, secure and innovative detection systems in space and around the globe, applies its diverse core capabilities in remote sensing technologies, satellite command, control and mission processing and on-board and real-time signal processing.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen

Organization Name: ISR-3/Space Data Systems

Email: samanthad@lanl.gov

Job Title: R&D; Engineer 1/2 (Software Engineer 1/2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68998