Los Alamos National Laboratory Mobile Application Developer (Software Developer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join our team! SAE-3 is looking to hire a Mobile application developer to support the development and maintenance of institutional and departmental Mobile apps. The applications vary between internal LANL “use only” and those publicly available through Google Play Store and Apple app store.

This position will be filled at either the Software Developer 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.

Software Developer 2 ($72,500 -$118,200)

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports software applications and systems by investigating, designing, documenting and implementing new hardware and software.

  • Works with customers and end users to understand requirements, coordinate resources, monitor timeline, and plan, track, and execute project plan.

  • Analyzes user requirements and evaluates work processes.

Software Developer 3 ($87,800 - $144,800)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Software Developer 3 responsibilities include:

  • Uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Frequently contributes to the development and/or implementation of new technical standards and methods.

  • Use a broad range of advanced technical skills to solve complex technical issues.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Software Developer 2Demonstrated experience (with):

  • Software lifecycle knowledge including requirements, design, development, and testing with appropriate documentation. The work experience must show progressively increasing levels of technical skills and complexity of work.

  • Demonstrated experience writing and implementing business solutions using Agile practices.

  • Experience developing web or hybrid Mobile apps using Java EE as the core framework.

  • Working knowledge of Mobile frameworks such as Ionic and Cordova.

  • Experience executing 3rd party JavaScript packages such as Angular, JQuery, etc.

  • Knowledge of development and source control tools such as Netbeans, Eclipse, Git, Subversion, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience with markup languages such as HTML5, XML, etc.

  • Familiarity with databases such as SQL Server or Oracle.

  • Familiarity with the use of JSON.

Software Developer 3:In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Software Developer 3 level requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and consuming web services using both REST and SOAP protocols.

  • Demonstrated experience tuning commercial application servers such as Weblogic.

  • Professional experience using Java Persistence API (JPA) and utilizing a provider such as Hibernate or Toplink.

  • Experience developing and securing Mobile apps using an MDM such as Good Dynamics, Mobile Iron, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing applications that utilize persistence layers such as SQL Server or Oracle.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communications skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience developing software utilizing the various Spring packages.

  • Experience writing native iOS apps using Objective C.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communications skills.


  • Software developer 2: Typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Software developer 3: Typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications for the job.

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.

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.

The Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division supports LANL’s enterprise application and performs software application development support, database development and administration, software quality management, and enterprise application consulting. The Site Infrastructure, Mission, and Programs Software Group (SAE-3) provides software engineering services, custom application development, and commercial off the shelf application implementations.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: SAE-3/Site Infrastructure & Programs Software

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Mobile Application Developer (Software Developer 2/3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC63977