Los Alamos National Laboratory Ground-Based Systems Software Engineer (R&D Engineer 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC74680
Job Title Ground-Based Systems Software Engineer (R&D Engineer 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 either the R&D Engineer 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. The job responsibilities of each level are outlined below and will be assigned according to the level assessed during candidate selection.
The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR‐3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified R&D Engineer to participate in the execution of our portfolio of space and ground based programs.
Ground Support software aspects of the program areas involve some of the following general types of work. This work may be in support of mid to high (application) level software development:
R&D Engineer 1 ($81,600 - $133,400)
Develop ground support equipment systems and corresponding software used for command/control and data collection to test payloads during various stages of payload development, payload verification, payload test and integration to the host satellite system.
Develop ground-based command/control/data collection systems and corresponding software used to command payloads and collect, display and archive telemetry data as received from various antenna sites (local and remote).
Provide technical and operational support throughout payload development, payload test and integration, host satellite factory test and integration and on-orbit planning and real time operations.
Interface with end users, principle scientists, principle engineers and fellow colleagues to understand payload requirements, deliverables and time-frames, coordinate resources, plan, track, and execute project plans.
Interface with sponsors, external stakeholders, satellite factory engineering & test staff to assist in developing plans for payload delivery, test and operations.
Assist with proposals of hardware/software solutions and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the proposals
Contribute to continuous software process improvement
Assist in the development of Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and other system level requirements
Extract and define software requirements from system level requirements
Enhance technical and professional expertise through training
R&D Engineer 2 ($89,900 - $148,300)
In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D Engineer 2 responsibilities include:
Contribute to the development of progress reports for the project leaders, sponsors, and assist with defining project plans and milestones
Present results of work at programmatic meetings
Provide leadership and help mentor other team members
Contribute to peer review of others’ work across organizations or disciplines
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated basic knowledge and experience in one or more of the following electrical, computer engineering or computer science focus areas:
Web-based Applications Development
TCP, UDP socket interfaces
Scientific data acquisition and display development
Technical skills for integration, test and debug of hardware/software interfaces
Computer Processor Architectures and Design
Perl and/or Bash scripting experience
Graphical User Interface development experience
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (see below)
Willingness to adapt to changing job requirements and technologies through learning and training
In addition to the job requirements above, qualification of the R&D Engineer 2 requires:
Experience with software configuration management / version control (e.g., Git/GitHub, Subversion, etc.)
Experience providing technical leadership and mentoring other team members
Five years of experience in developing and testing software for a scientific community
Experience in formal software development processes
Experience with the development, deployment and operation of sensors
Experience with laboratory and/or field use of instruments
Experience with satellite sensors and programs
Experience in large data‐set management and exploitation
Experience estimating task completion effort
Experience designing or working on a small, medium, or large project
Active "Q" Clearance
Education: Minimum BS degree in electrical or computer engineering, or related engineering discipline. Degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program is desired. Higher-level degree is also desired.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in 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.
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, data systems development and integration. It is primarily responsible for the design and implementation of complex systems in secure and open environments in support of data acquisition and telemetry systems, large-scale data storage and archival, embedded systems, real-time control systems, computer-aided design, scientific programming and computing, high-performance computing, reconfigurable computing, machine learning, data exploitation, data product delivery, and distributed sensor networks.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann
Req ID: IRC74680