Los Alamos National Laboratory Computing Systems Professional 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72641
Job Title Computing Systems Professional 1/2
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Science & Systems
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at the Computing Systems Professional level 1 or 2 based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.
The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) is seeking candidates for Computing Systems Professional positions within its System Development and Integration (SDI) team. This team is responsible for the design, implementation, and sustainment of complex computing systems for space and remote sensing scientific computing applications, large-scale data storage and archival, CAD/CAM, machine learning, and to support the development and operation of real-time embedded systems, data acquisition systems, telemetry systems, and distributed sensor networks.
Successful candidates will bring their experience in system architecture, system administration and integration, and software programming and work as part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and solutions architects to provide well-managed and resilient mission-aligned computing infrastructure at multiple classification levels. Some non-standard working hours and travel may be required.
Computing Systems Professional 1 ($61,500 - $97,700)
Assist sustainment of specialized heterogeneous computing infrastructures in both R&D and production environments
Participate in the operation and maintenance of developed systems including monitoring & diagnostics, problem resolution, system backups, and security compliance
Install and maintain vendor and open source software packages for use by mission customers
Provide accurate status reporting on all assigned tasking
Enhance technical and professional expertise through self-directed and formal training
Computing Systems Professional 2 ($73,800 - $120,400)
In addition to the duties outlined above, Computing Systems Professional 2 responsibilities include:
Integrate components of specialized heterogeneous computing infrastructures
Maintain custom software tools necessary to support developed systems
Assist with resource planning, system hardware and software investigations, and performance and stability testing
Participate in process and project planning with senior team members
Provide technical support to system users and other software development staff
Mentor junior team members
Contribute to peer review of work of those within the organization
Minimum Job Requirements
Knowledge of enterprise Linux system administration (RHEL/Centos, etc.)
Knowledge of network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SANs)
Knowledge of Linux virtualization frameworks (RHV/oVirt, etc.) and containers
Excellent written and oral communication skills with commitment to providing quality documentation for team members and customers.
Works effectively as an individual and with team members and stakeholders at all levels
In addition to the minimum job requirements outlined above, the Computing Systems Professional 2 also requires:
Experience managing large (100+) Linux installations
Experience implementing network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SANs)
Experience deploying Linux virtualization frameworks (RHV/oVirt, etc.) and containers
Knowledge of high-level software programing languages (C, Perl, Python, etc.)
Knowledge of software revision control tools (SVN, GIT, etc.)
Experience using system configuration management tools (CFEngine, Puppet, etc.)
Experience maintaining proprietary or open source software installations
Computing Systems Professional 1 Education Required : Two years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Computing Systems Professional 2 Education Required: Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the minimum job requirements for the position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful 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
Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann
Req ID: IRC72641