Los Alamos National Laboratory Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The SAE Division seeks a dynamic, experienced data architect with a strong vision for combining lean, efficient data delivery with a commitment to maintaining high standards for data quality and security.

This position will be filled at either the Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 3) or Senior Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 4) 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 Data Architect/Engineer will serve a key role in the Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division, providing technical leadership in architecting the next generation of reporting and analytics at the Laboratory. As a Data Architect, this position will design a logical data warehouse using data virtualization and other data integration techniques as part of the implementation of a new reporting system, to support both enterprise reporting and advanced analytics by data scientists. As a Data Engineer, this position will work with Developers and DBAs to design and tune particular data structures and load processes to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 3) ($96,600 - $161,300)

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Create and maintain enterprise data models for new and existing data structures.

  • Create and maintain design documentation for the enterprise data architecture.

  • Develop standards for data design and implementation.

  • Work with developers to design specific data structures and load processes in accordance with provided requirements.

  • Supervise the implementation of designed data structures to ensure optimal performance and adherence to development standards.

  • Review and approve developed data structures prior to implementation.

  • Monitor performance of data structures and load processes and devise strategies and recommendations for remediating poorly performing structures and processes.

  • Provide leadership to a cross-functional team for the implementation of a new reporting and analytics platform.

Senior Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 4) ($116,900 - $197,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Senior Data Architect/Engineer will be required to:

  • Work with SAE Division Leadership to devise data strategies in accordance with broader Division goals.

  • Evaluate emerging data technologies and advise SAE Division Leadership on opportunities for expanding and enhancing its data services.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong analytic and problem-solving abilities.

  • Demonstrated experience leading a small team of 2 - 5 developers.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Oracle and SQL Server databases, including advanced SQL, PL/SQL, and T-SQL.

  • Experience with best practices for data warehousing and reporting design.

  • At least 5 years of experience with ETL and data integration.

  • At least 2 years of experience with data modelling.

  • At least 2 years of experience designing and configuring OLAP systems, such as OBIEE, MicroStrategy, SSAS, or comparable platforms.

Additional Job Requirements for Senior Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 4):

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Senior Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 4) level requires:

  • Demonstrated 2 years of experience in a Data Architect role.

  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of 5-10 developers.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Data Virtualization platforms such as Denodo or Cisco/Composite.

  • Experience with Oracle EBS and a strong understanding of the underlying EBS data structures.

  • Experience with Project Management.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills


Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 3) Education Required:

  • At least 10 years of experience developing data systems in general.

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

Senior Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 4) Education Required:

  • At least 15 years of experience developing data systems in general.

  • At this level, postgraduate coursework may be expected.

Notes to Applicants:In addition to a resume, please provide a detailed cover letter clearly addressing qualifications for each of the job requirements, desired skills, and education requirements listed above. Applications without a detailed cover letter will not be considered.

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 the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, 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 employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: SAE-2/Enterprise Business Software

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Data Architect/Engineer (Solutions Architect 3/4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66278