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Job Information

Los Alamos National Laboratory Satellite Ground and Data Infrastructure Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) is seeking a highly motivated individual with expertise and experience in system architecture, system administration and integration, and programming and work as part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and solutions architects to participate in the execution of our portfolio of scientific and national security programs.

The Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air and space-based measurement and detection systems for nearly 60 years. We solve some of the most challenging scientific and national security problems facing the world today. Our interdisciplinary teams of engineers, technicians, and scientists work, learn, and succeed through a highly creative and dynamic R&D environment. We lead experiments on NASA missions, including the Curiosity Rover, Van Allen Probes, and IBEX as well as the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover, IMAP Mission, NACHOS hyperspectral cubesat, and BEAMPIE rocket experiment. We also build, fly, operate, and analyze data from measurement systems deployed to space for verification of international nuclear treaties, and develop innovative sensors and ground, airborne and space hardware/software systems for basic scientific missions, nuclear nonproliferation, space situational awareness and remote sensing.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge:

We are looking for a highly motivated, advanced Linux engineer and programmer to work with US government collaborators to deliver mission-aligned solutions. Experience developing and deploying systems that meet stringent security requirements such as DISA STIGs, ICD 503, and NIST 800-53 is required.

In order to perform well in this role you must be able to manage large (100+) enterprise Linux installations that make use of virtual frameworks (i.e. RHV/oVirt, etc.) and containers (i.e. Kubernetes, OpenShift, etc.). This includes being able to create and manage local and distributed repositories of executable software environments and packages. Additionally, experience working in production computing facilities with high availability requirements is essential.

System Configuration:

The successful candidate must be well versed in using and developing tools to orchestrate system configuration management tools (CFEngine, Puppet, etc.).

Network Storage Skills:

Large computing infrastructures require elegant storage capabilities. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated experience implementing network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SANs)

Collaboration Skills:

Strong interpersonal and teaming skills are required for this position. The successful candidate must have experience working with and leading multi-person projects, work effectively as an individual contributor as well as in team settings, and be able to provide quality documentation for all internal and external stakeholders.

Clearance Ability:

The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” and TS/SCI clearances for access to computing infrastructure and project subject areas.

Desired Qualifications:

In addition to the requirements above the following skills and attributes are desired.

Network Experience:

Candidates with applied experience configuring networking hardware including managed switches, routers and firewalls would be able to contribute to our work in addition to the above requirements.


We are also interested in people who possess experience in advanced software and Linux kernel development. Candidates with programming experience using high-level languages such as C, Perl, Python in team development settings using revision control systems like SVN and Git are desired.


10 or more years of related experience


Candidates who already possess a DOE “Q” and TS/SCI clearances would be able to quickly contribute to our work.

Education & Experience: Advanced degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree, preferably from an ABET accredited engineering college or university program, and a minimum of 3 -5 years of related experience.

Note to Applicants: Applicants must include a cover letter detailing how they meet the minimum requirement of the position. This position will require travel.

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q/SCI (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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

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)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Thomas, Kristin Sue
Email ksthomas@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC82443
Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Science & Systems
Minimum Salary 110400
Maximum Salary 186300
Req ID: IRC82443
Category: Engineering