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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory CAE Engineer/Software Developer (Software Developer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC78141


Job Title CAE Engineer/Software Developer (Software Developer 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name WRS-WMT/Weapons Mission Technology

Minimum Salary 73800

Maximum Salary 120400

What You Will Do

The Weapons Research Services Weapons Missions Technologies (WRS-WMT) group is seeking a software developer with expert level knowledge in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools used for model-based design and engineering within Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The selected candidate for this position will work on classified and unclassified systems utilizing tools primarily focused on PTC Windchill (PDMLink) Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Data Management, Creo Parametric, and other CAD integration tools. The job requires collaboration with a diverse set of teams and subject matter experts, representing all areas of the weapons design and manufacturing processes. This position will enable Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) sites to realize a Model-Based Engineering (MBE) implementation.

The position requires field support of CAE software and related engineering tools and processes, often resolving and troubleshooting issues, documenting solutions, and training users. The selected candidate will report to the WRS-WMT WLink team and develop improvements for all WRS-WMT supported CAE software and process areas. In addition to the support of the CAE user base, the candidate will assist with software verification and validation, configuration management and quality assurance, project monitoring and control, and related training. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, innovative, and creative with tools and technologies towards helping customers, vendors, and other DOE Laboratories achieve MBE implementation. Work experience with PTC Windchill (PDMLink), Creo Parametric, and other CAD related tools, such as MathCAD, Creo View, etc. is desired.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support internal software applications and systems by investigating, designing, documenting, troubleshooting, and implementing CAE Software;

  • Analyzing user requirements for system features and functionality, investigating software requirements, original programming, system testing, and creating comprehensive software documentation;

  • Research, evaluate, and make recommendations around the implementation of new or existing software features and emerging technologies;

  • Collaborate on projects with team members, other laboratory computing efforts, and other DOE laboratories doing similar work;

  • Provide technical direction and/or coordinates activities with team members and other relevant personnel;

  • Document and present work to relevant audiences; and

  • Work with vendor's customer support, sales reps, and technical working groups.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and administration of CAE and PLM / PDM software;

  • Extensive experience installing, configuring, administering and troubleshooting CAE software;

  • Knowledge of Application Program Interface (API) frameworks and REST services;

  • Demonstrated experience in the software development lifecycle to include design, development, modification, testing, debugging and evaluation of software to meet functional requirements;

  • Demonstrated advanced technical skills and independent judgement to solve complex technical issues;

  • Demonstrated communication skills with all levels of personnel, including management, administrators, scientists and engineers.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with advanced CAE capabilities such as advance surface modeling, 3D annotations and additive manufacturing;

  • Experience with model checking tools and 3D PDF tools;

  • Experience communicating with vendors to resolve issues with software;

  • Experience with PTC Creo Parametric and Windchill environments;

  • Understanding of materials database (Granta), inspection processes and tools, and simulation and manufacturing processes with knowledge of how these applications are used and how to best integrate these tools to achieve a model-based approach;

  • Active DOE Q clearance

Education: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, postgraduate course work may be desirable.

Notes to Applicants:

  • This position requires a Q clearance and the ability to obtain Sigma 15 & 20 authorizations. Applicants must have the ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.

  • For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that address how they meet the minimum job requirements, and any of the desired requirements of the position.

  • Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter, which typically includes US citizenship and being at least 18 years of age. This position will be subject to random polygraph and drug testing.

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.

Our diverse workforce enjoys a collegial work environment focused on creative problem solving, where everyone’s opinions and ideas are considered. We are committed to work-life balance and personal/professional growth. Our creative and dedicated computational professionals are our greatest asset and we take pride in cultivating their talents, supporting their efforts, and enabling their success. Together we are advancing our national security mission.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Exercise facility free for staff use

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans

  • Paid maternity leave, sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401k match (100% up to 6% + kicker)

  • Fully vested in 401k day one

  • Disability insurance

Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. This is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community with frequent concerts and events as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name King, Elanda Nicole

Email eking@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC78141