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

What You Will Do

The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified Post-Baccalaureate to participate in the execution of our portfolio of space and ground-based programs.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, machine learning, data systems development, and integration.

The successful candidate will work closely with a diverse group of engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians on projects and programs for both internal and external customers. Interpersonal communication and teamwork are important elements of this work environment, as is a commitment to LANL’s safety and security culture.

The successful candidate will become a member of ISR-3 and be assigned to the Data Processing Management & Products team. This team provides support for ground-based processing of spacecraft and instrument telemetry. The successful candidate will work regularly in a classified setting, and must demonstrate a strong commitment towards security. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, with good communication, documentation, and teamwork skills.

These positions will be filled at the Post-Baccalaureate student level.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on the development of a web-based application for scientific data visualization

  • Support web development and web apps maintenance

  • Support development of test suites for validating software

  • Document software through reports and self-documenting source code

  • Write and update software to use standardized style guidelines

  • Present results of work at programmatic meetings

  • Provide accurate status reporting on all assigned tasking

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

· Programming experience with Python

· Web-development experience

· Unix/Linux Operating System experience

  • Experience with one of the following version control systems: SVN, git, or mercurial

· Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a team environment

· Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

· Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (see below)

Desired Job Requirements:

  • Programming experience with Django

  • Developing experience with Bootstrap and D3

  • Working knowledge of SQL

  • Experience developing accessible front-ends

  • Familiarity with host based configuration management tools (Cfengine, Ansible, etc)

  • Experience with Apache Web Server configuration

  • Experience running Web and Database applications in a Selinux Environment

  • Experience developing formalized unit and/or integration test software

  • Active “Q” Clearance

Education :

B.S. in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, equivalent science degree or B.S. in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent engineering degree. Degree must have been completed within the last 3 years with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Notes to Applicants:

Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet each of the minimum and desired job requirements for 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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.

For general program information refer to theStudent Programsweb 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 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 toapplyhelp@lanl.govor 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 mission of the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division is to create, deliver, support and exploit innovative sensing systems for space-based, airborne, and ground-based applications to address critical national security and scientific challenges.

Space Data Science & Systems (ISR-3) capabilities include embedded flight software and flight processing critical to every major ISR satellite program; satellite operations, data acquisition, ground processing and data management; machine learning and data exploitation, next generation payload architectures and system engineering, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) research for on-board processing and radiation effects mitigation, information technology infrastructure support, system development and integration.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R
Email suzannef@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC80508
Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Science and Systems
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC80508
Category: Student - Post Bachelor