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Los Alamos National Laboratory Data Processing Software Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72776


Job Title Data Processing Software Engineer (R&D Engineer 3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Systems

Minimum Salary 98900

Maximum Salary 165100

What You Will Do

The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified Senior Software Engineer 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 Data Processing Management & Products 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of software for automated and on-demand processing of spacecraft and instrument telemetry data

  • Develop scientific algorithms for processing spacecraft instrument data

  • Develop test suites for validating data processing software

  • Document software through reports and self-documenting source code

  • Provide support and maintenance of data processing pipelines

  • Work with instrument teams to develop analysis software

  • Present status reporting and results of work at programmatic meetings

  • Lead process and project planning alongside senior team members

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Contribute to internal and external funding proposals

  • Contribute to peer review of work of others across organizations or disciplines

  • Assist leadership in scheduling commitments and resources

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience with Unix/Linux Operating System

  • Experience with one of the following version control systems: SVN, git, or mercurial

  • Experience with software development using high-level languages (Python, C, C++, etc.) in a team environment using revision control tools (SVN, GIT, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated experience in project management skills, including planning, execution, monitoring, and closeout and leading software development projects

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with development/maintenance of data processing pipelines

  • 8+ years professional experience (or equivalent combination of advanced degree and professional experience)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (see below)

Desired Job Requirements:

  • Experience with satellite sensors and programs

  • Experience developing scientific algorithms, esp. related to spacecraft

  • Experience working with sensitive or classified information

  • Experience with programming using one of the following programming languages: IDL, Java, or Fortran

  • Experience with SQL

  • Active “Q” Clearance

Education : M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar engineering degree required. Degree from an ABET accredited college or university is desired.

Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the minimum job requirements for the position.

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 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 Details

Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann

Email mbroge@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72776