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Los Alamos National Laboratory Information Technology Post-Baccalaureate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security!

The Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division is the LANL application services provider of choice, partnering with our customers to provide best in class solutions in support of operations, mission, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) agenda.

SAE provides software development and COTS application implementation and support services for the Lab. Our mission is to “deliver reliable, secure and cost effective software and applications that meet business and operational needs in support of the LANL mission.” SAE relies heavily on services provided by the ALDBUS Network and Infrastructure Engineering (NIE), eXperience IT (XIT) and Service Innovation (SI) organizations. We collaborate closely with our customers to develop solutions and support business functions across the Lab.

The Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified Computer Science, Information Technology (MIS) or Computer Engineering Undergraduate (Junior/Senior) students seeking challenging paid internship. Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree within the past 3 years, but have not been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 for consideration.

SAE-1: Overview

The Enterprise Applications & Database Services Group (SAE-1) provides middleware and database development, engineering, and administration. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity work to support the development and maintenance of various middleware software stacks, and/or databases, supporting Oracle, SQL Server, and emerging technologies in this space.

SAE-2: Overview

The Enterprise Business Software Group (SAE-2) provides a wide range of services including software application development and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) application implementation. These software applications support business areas such as financial, human resources, procurement, environment, safety and health, quality, waste management and manufacturing. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to develop and maintain Lab-wide (enterprise) software, utilizing many of the modern languages, toolsets, and databases.

SAE-3: Overview

The Site Infrastructure, Mission, and Programs Software Group (SAE-3) provides software engineering services, custom web/mobile application development with modern frameworks, commercial off the shelf application implementations, 3D graphics and animation. In addition, SAE-3 provides support for inventory and control, electronic records management, electronic document control systems management, facility, engineering, site infrastructure systems, and business processing systems. The selected candidate will work to support the development and maintenance of various internal and external applications.

SAE-4: Overview

The Business Systems Solutions Center (SAE-4) acts as the primary interface between the functional customer and IT providing assistance with portfolio management, strategic planning, service management, business/systems analysis, and software quality assurance in order to deliver innovative and effective IT solutions. The successful candidate for this position will possess technical acumen in system design and configuration as well as a strong understanding of business process and workflow evaluation.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Database Systems

  • Software Engineering, to include general knowledge of one or more programming languages (Java, JavaEE, Python, etc.)

  • Cyber infrastructure

  • Emerging and advanced applications of IT

  • Cyber or Information security

  • Systems, project, and process management

  • Experience working effectively as part of a team

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the syntax, structure, features and facilities of at least one programming language such as Java, Python, C#, ASP.NET

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of systems development life cycle

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Linux, Redhat, Ubuntu

  • Enterprise Applications

  • Simulation and visualization

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of relational databases (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server)

  • Experience with any of the following technologies: AngularJS, Angular2+, Bootstrap, JavaScript Frameworks, jQuery Libraries, AJAX, HTML, ASP.Net (MVC/Web API)

  • Experience with software configuration management; software quality assurance methodologies; software development methodologies

  • Experience reading and interpreting application system design and program specifications

  • Experience writing software programs in a specific language for a specific platform

Education : Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree within the past 3 years, but have not been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program and have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 for consideration. Students who have pursued a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering (or relevant degree in IT) preferred.

Different Positions:

  • Software Developers (.Net, Java, SharePoint, Web Developers)

  • Database Administrators

  • Business Systems Analysts

Note to Applicants:

  • As part of the application process, please upload your transcripts, cover letter, and resume.

  • Please address qualifications and which SAE group you would be interested in working for and why.

Additional Details

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.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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 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. 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)

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Contact Details
Contact Name Fresquez, Nyleen Kathryn
Email nfresquez@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC82227
Organization Name SAE-DO/Software & Applications Engineering
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC82227
Category: Student - Post Bachelor