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

What You Will Do

Accelerator Operations Technology (AOT) Division provides systems engineering, program management and operational support to ensure the safety and reliability of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator complex. AOT Division is responsible for the operation, maintenance and engineering upgrades necessary to provide high quality beams to a variety of experimental and production facilities. The Instrumentation and Controls Group (AOT-IC) performs a number of technical functions in support of AOT Division goals. As a member of AOT-IC, the successful applicant for this position will be expected to work in the Software Controls team whose primary responsibility is to support the operation of the instrumentation, control and data acquisition systems deployed at the LANSCE facility. The successful applicant will be expected to provide primarily Control System Network Management for about 100 switches and more than 1000 network addressable devices. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the core mission of the team; which includes the development of automated accelerator control-system software, file server management, and providing control-system operational and maintenance support which will require interacting with controls engineers, physicists, operators, instrumentation and controls technicians. The LANSCE Control System incorporates Linux, RTEMS, VxWorks, Java, C, C++, LabVIEW-based, EPICS tools, and legacy VMS-based control and application software. Job responsibilities will include software engineering, upgrades of current systems, documentation, and participation in evaluation, design and development of future control systems.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Consideration for theposition will be strictly limited to applicants that submit a comprehensive cover letteraddressing, bullet by bullet, each of the required and desired skills listed below.

Required Skills (skills necessary to do the job)

  • Experience in administering TCP/IP networks using DNS and DHCP.

  • Experience in managing and monitoring a network using standard tools.

  • Experience in network cable and fiber infrastructure design, installation, and troubleshooting as well as experience in setting up and managing firewalls.

  • Programming experience in scripting languages, Java, C, C++, or LabVIEW.

  • Experience with the engineering design cycle: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and support.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience working on medium- or large-scale projects and as a member of a team.

  • Availability for rotating on-call support, working after hours as required.

Desired Qualifications: (skills that are nice to have, but not necessary)

  • Experience developing and troubleshooting control systems software.

  • Experience with Cisco networking equipment using Cisco IOS and PIX software.

  • Experience with Nagios or similar software for system and network monitoring.

  • Experience implementing and managing NIS on Linux.

  • Experience in installing, configuring, and operating Linux servers and workstations.

  • Programming experience with the EPICS toolkit (Experimental Physics Industrial Control System).

  • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL.

  • Experience in developing and managing webpages.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining system documentation using MediaWiki or other tools.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Education/Experience: B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in computer science, electrical or controls engineering, physics or physical science, or related fields plus two years’ experience.

Location: The position is physically located in Los Alamos

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading Vision, Sitting, Standing, Climbing stairs, Climbing ladders, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, Typing or keyboarding, lifting 30+ pounds.

Work Environment: working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, and work near machinery with moving parts.

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. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Free basic life and disability insurance

  • Paid maternity and parental leave

  • Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

  • Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellness programs

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

The Accelerator Operations and Technology - Instrumentation and Controls (AOT‐IC) Group provides expertise, support, and technical leadership in diagnostic instrumentation, Electronic Computer‐Aided Design, ion-source technology and supervisory control and data acquisition. AOT‐IC’s primary focus is the design, and implementation of beam diagnostics, ion source, timing, control hardware, and software systems for the LANSCE User Facility. This includes participation in current and future projects. AOT’s secondary focus is to share its expertise and experience with organizations within the Laboratory as well as external partners and sponsors. Along these lines, AOT‐IC has worked on R&D 100 award-winning projects utilizing its knowledge base while incorporating cutting edge technology. Additionally, the group fosters and participates in worldwide collaborations, workshops, and conferences in the interest of exploring and pushing the frontiers in instrumentation and controls.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 regard 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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Email larrydtho@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83006
Organization Name AOT-IC/Instrumentation & Controls
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC83006
Category: Engineering