Los Alamos National Laboratory Secure Data Systems Administrator (Computing Systems Professional 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Computing Systems Professional 1 or 2 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.
The Intelligence and Systems Analysis Group (A‐2) is seeking outstanding applicants for a computer systems professional to be a part of the Secure Data Systems team, which serves as system administrators and developers for a range of applications spanning unclassified through TS/SCI architectures. The Group, with an annual budget of over $30 Million, consists of approximately 60 full‐time employees as well as affiliates, guest scientists, students, and postdoctoral appointees.
The Intelligence and Systems Analysis Group (A‐2) provides technical analysis to aid the U.S. Government in detecting and countering proliferation of technologies and commodities related to nuclear weapons, improvised nuclear devices, and nuclear and radioactive materials. Working in the Los Alamos National Laboratory Field Intelligence Element, teams of scientists, engineers, and intelligence analysts provide analysis to the U.S. technical, intelligence, and policy communities regarding the capabilities of nation‐state and sub‐national actors who may pose a nuclear threat to the U.S. and its interests.
Computing Systems Professional 1 ($64,400 - $102,300)
Ability to work as a team member to design, build, and maintain database‐backed websites and applications
Monitor and diagnose multiple network and server environments
Develop solutions to technology challenges
Provide customer service to end users
Continually learn on the job, both formally through online courses and/or training opportunities, and informally by keeping up with changes in technology
Computing Systems Professional 2 ($77,300 - $126,000)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the selected candidate will be required to:
Provide input and new ideas for proposals
Mentor junior staff and students
Provide system/project updates to customers and project leaders
Work independently on problems of diverse scope
Research and implement unique solutions and new technologies
Occasionally travel to sponsor sites to provide training and demonstrations
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong customer service skills and help desk experience, ability to meet customer needs and expectations while working in a fast paced environment. Demonstrated ability to work with customers to identify system requirements
Software Maintenance & Development:
Demonstrated knowledge of hardware and software integration and testing, strong trouble shooting skills.
Communication & Teaming:
Self-motivated strong team player with the ability to collaborate in a team environment. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Ability to obtain and maintain an Q/SCI clearance, which requires US citizenship
Additional Job Requirements for Computing Systems Professional 2:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Microsoft Server system administration experience
Web Services system administration experience
Experience interacting with customers and project leaders
Education/Experience at lower level: Position typically requires a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position typically requires a relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with HCL Domino (previously IBM Domino) and Microsoft Server
Experience with networking, firewalls and switches
A basic understanding of database concepts, including document-based data systems
Experience with system security such as PKI certificates
A basic understanding of client-server and web-based server environments
Experience as HCL Domino Server Administrator
A basic understanding of cloud-based and virtual server environments
Experience in basic project management
Experience with DOE cyber security policies and procedures
Experience mentoring team members
Active Q/SCI clearance
Note to Applicants: In addition to the resume or CV, please include a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum job requirements and the desired qualifications.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
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)
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
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 472.2 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: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy 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 email@example.com or call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC87471
Organization Name A-2/Intelligence & Systems Analysis
Req ID: IRC87471
Category: Information Technology