What You Will Do
These positions will be filled at the Software Developer 2 or 3 level , depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified Software Release Developer to participate in the execution of our portfolio of space and ground-based programs. ISR-3 is an integral part of the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division, and has its core capabilities in software development, mission operations, data exploitation, machine learning, data systems development, and integration.
The successful candidate will work closely with a diverse group of engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians on projects and programs for both internal and external customers. Interpersonal communication and teamwork are important elements of this work environment, as is a commitment to LANL’s safety and security culture.
The successful candidate will become a member of ISR-3 and be assigned to the System Development & Integration team. This team provides support for ground-based processing of spacecraft and instrument telemetry. The successful candidate will work regularly in a classified setting, and must demonstrate a strong commitment towards security. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, with good communication, documentation, and teamwork skills.
Software Developer 2 ($73,800 - $120,400)
Perform and troubleshoot RPM release engineering for a large software project including scripting, versioning, tagging, and testing
Install and maintain software packages / dependencies on a collection of local virtual machines
Install and maintain software packages / dependencies at remote sites
Monitor and troubleshoot Jenkins continuous integration testing
Monitor software project bug reports and coordinate solutions
Control and maintain user/permissions on virtual machines and wikis
Coordinate beta testing and test procedures
Present results of work at daily/weekly project meetings
Provide accurate status reporting on all assigned tasking
Develops conversion, system integration and system implementation plans
Gathers reporting requirements and recommends and implements solution
Recommends changes in development, maintenance and system standards
Maintains required safety and security training, assures safety and security compliance, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task
Software Developer 3 ($89,900 - $148,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, Software Developer 3 responsibilities include:
Design, develop, modify, test, debug and evaluate software to meet functional requirements for functional areas
Research, evaluate, and make recommendations around the implementation of new or existing software features and emerging technologies.
Serve as project lead, providing budget updates and status updates to the team leader, project manager and/or the customers
Contribute to the development and/or implementation of new technical standards and methods.
Provide training and support to end users and customers as required. Trains users and customers on implementation of system updates or new designs.
Work independently on assigned tasking within given deadlines
Participate in process and project planning with senior team members
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Programming experience with C++ and Python
Unix/Linux Operating System experience
Experience with one of the following version control systems:
SVN, git, or mercurial
Experience debugging, trouble-shooting, and diagnosing problems
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as interact effectively as part of a team
Effective written and oral communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
5+ years professional experience (or equivalent combination of advanced degree and professional experience)
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (see below)
In addition to the minimum job requirements outlined above, the Software Developer 3 also requires:
Experience with development/maintenance of software release engineering
Software development experience using high-level languages (Python, C, C++, etc.) in a team environment using revision control tools (SVN, GIT, etc.)
Experience with a formal software development process
Experience leading projects, providing budget updates and status updates to management and/or customers
8+ years professional experience (or equivalent combination of advanced degree and professional experience)
Experience building RPMs
Web development skills in one or more of the following areas:
Experience working with sensitive or classified information
Active “Q” Clearance
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required. Higher-level degree is desired.
Note to Applicants:
Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the minimum job requirements for the position.
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.
New-Employment Drug Test:
- 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.
The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
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 email@example.com 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 mission of the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division is to create, deliver, support and exploit innovative sensing systems for space-based, airborne, and ground-based applications to address critical national security and scientific challenges.
Space Data Science & Systems (ISR-3) capabilities include embedded flight software and flight processing critical to every major ISR satellite program; satellite operations, data acquisition, ground processing and data management; machine learning and data exploitation, next generation payload architectures and system engineering, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) research for on-board processing and radiation effects mitigation, information technology infrastructure support, system development and integration.
Appointment Type Regular