Los Alamos National Laboratory Digital Systems Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at eitherthe R&D Engineer 2 or 3 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 Weapon Product Definition (W-11) group is looking for a Digital Systems Engineer (DSE) to support Models Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) efforts for four weapon systems: B61, W76, W78, and W88. The job duties include development, documentation and maintenance of the requirements integral to these four weapon systems as well as managing any changes to the requirements as necessary. Responsibilities will include eliciting requirements from a variety of sources and using requirements management software to ensure that requirements are linked to current and objective evidence. The position requires technical leadership and teamwork with multi-discipline weapon systems engineers, production realization team leads, design physicists, and external agencies such as DoD and NNSA.
R&D Engineer 2 $94,100 - $155,700
This position will support creation and maintenance of digital models for systems engineering efforts on current and future programs. The successful candidate will work closely with Systems Engineers, Subject Matter Experts, and Program Managers to accurately capture system architecture, functionality, and requirements in a way to provide meaningful insight into programs and traceability of weapon products. The DSE will need to be highly collaborative and demonstrate flexibility when supporting new approaches to systems engineering.
R&D Engineer 3 $113,100 - $190,900
At this level, in addition to what was outlined at the lower level, the DSE will be expected to lead the MBSE efforts for larger projects or programs. The successful candidate will help to develop and enhance the DSE processes being utilized as well as provide training for staff on the usefulness and capabilities of the tools. The DSE will regularly collaborate with external customers in support of our programs. A DSE at this level must demonstrate the ability to work on multiple tasks for multiple customers with changing priorities and successfully meet customer deadlines and requirements.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Systems Engineering Experience: Anunderstanding of basic systems engineering principles including experience with the design, development, test, or manufacturing of complex mechanical systems. Basic knowledge of system architecture, requirements management, and the verification and validation process is expected.
Collaboration/Teaming : Demonstrated ability to work closely with teams. Must be able to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers, as well as horizontal integrations across programs.
Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively to coordinate systems engineering activities across programs.
Additional Job Requirements forR&D Engineer 3:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at Level 3 requ i res:
Demonstrated experience with systems engineering principles
Understanding of project management principles with experience in the development and implementation of engineering projects
Ability to operate independently and exercise personal initiative in completing assigned tasks
Education/Experience at the Level 2 Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience at the Level 3 :Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience with MBSE and common modeling approaches
Experience with Systems Modeling Language (SysML) or other data architecture approaches (DoDAF, UML, OSLC, etc)
Understanding of current MBSE technologies as well as future roadmaps
Advanced knowledge of systems engineering standards
Experience with requirements management and associated requirements management tools
Demonstrated experience in nuclear weapons development, qualification, and certification
Active Q clearance, or the ability to obtain an Active Q clearance
Note to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume and comprehensive cover letter addressing each key requirement of this position.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
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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 childbirth 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)
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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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
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Contact Name Maestas, Megan Sue Shannon
Vacancy Name: IRC94794
Organization Name W-11/Weapons Product Definition
Req ID: IRC94794