Los Alamos National Laboratory ISR-3 Group Leader (R&D Manager 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Group Leader (GL) will provide both leadership and management for the scientific and technical work performed in ISR-3 and will serve as a highly collaborative team member of ISR Division leadership. The GL will be responsible for the strategic direction and identification of new opportunities and collaborations; development and maintenance of technical capabilities and a resource for professional expertise; mentoring, coaching, and building effective teams; and interacting with Project Leaders on resources and schedules to ensure delivery of high quality products and services on time and within budget. The GL will provide administrative and operational management of: the environment, safety, security, and health envelope of the workplace; implementation of Integrated Work Management for all work performed by the group; performance appraisal and salary management; workforce planning and development; financial status, forecast, and oversight; and development and support of group facilities.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated record of successfully completing projects on time and within budget through technical leadership, planning, risk analysis and mitigation, and execution

  • Demonstrated record of successful leadership of a team, with some experience in performance and salary management, budgeting, organization of teamwork, staff development, recruitment, and conflict resolution

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups, and effective presentations across a wide variety of audiences

  • Demonstrated record of commitment to safety, security, environment, and quality

  • Knowledge of one or more government agencies (such as NNSA, DOE, DoD, NASA) with programs in acquisition, processing, and/or analysis of data from deployed systems, such as space or airborne platforms

  • Demonstrated success in technical program development including proposals and presentations to management, sponsors, and users

Desired Skills

  • Compelling vision for the role of a scientific and engineering research and development to drive innovative solutions in support national security applications

  • Advanced degree in one of the scientific disciplines relevant to ISR-3’s focus areas

  • Demonstrated professional-level experience and scientific and technical excellence in at least one of the disciplines relevant to ISR-3’s focus areas.

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing an enduring technical program with any of the following government sponsors: DOE/NNSA-DNN, NASA, DoD/DARPA, or other government agencies dealing with treaty verification, proliferation detection, or warfighter support programs.

  • Practical knowledge of LANL business systems; operational and work processes; administrative and financial practices and procedures, including HR processes for personnel issues; and key Laboratory points of contact.

  • Strong familiarity with LANL policies and procedures, and record of prompt, successful completion of operational requirements

  • Active Q clearance

  • Active Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access

Education Minimum requirement is a BS in science or engineering

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of 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 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.Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. Los Alamos executes work in all of DOE’s missions: national security, science, energy, and environmental management. Our contributions are part of what makes DOE a science, technology, and engineering powerhouse for the nation.

The Space Data Science and Systems Group (ISR-3) is essential to achieving this mission with its core capabilities in real-time data acquisition and control, adaptive computing, small-satellite ground stations, scientific and database programming, data management and exploitation, system and network administration. Most work in ISR-3 is performed in close collaboration with other groups in ISR Division and across the Lab.

Group members have a variety of backgrounds, including computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, and data science.ISR-3 employees and students work closely with other groups throughout Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division on joint projects. The key focus areas of the group are:

  • Critical flight software and flight processing on every major ISR payload and satellite program

  • Satellite and payload operations, data acquisition, ground processing and data management

  • Embedded and application software for satellite ground support equipment and ground segment systems

  • Machine learning, data exploitation, and data analytics

Next generation payload architectures and system engineering

Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) research for on-board data processing and radiation effects mitigation

Information technology infrastructure support, system development and integration

Maximum Salary: 219800

Minimum Salary: 126700

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Frary, Suzanne R

Organization Name: ISR-3 /Space Data Science & Systems

Email: suzannef@lanl.gov

Job Title: ISR-3 Group Leader (R&D; Manager 4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC66258