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Los Alamos National Laboratory Senior Computer Scientist & Software Engineer (Scientist 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! The Applied Computer Science Group (CCS-7) is looking for a Computer Scientist and Software Engineer to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to tackle interesting and challenging problems in our multi-disciplinary environment.

There is nothing ordinary about the work being done at LANL, and CCS-7 is no exception! Our computer scientists and software engineers research and develop software for large-scale, high-performance multi-physics applications. These applications are routinely run on the largest HPC systems in the world! Our staff are adaptable to take on new challenges as they arise and display leadership qualities when doing so. We believe diversity fuels our innovative, agile, and principled workforce that is essential to solving problems of global importance.

CCS-7 is part of CCS Division which is a vibrant scientific research and development organization that works in multiple mission areas of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The division focuses on impactful research and development in fundamental computer science, computational physics, algorithms, high-performance computing, statistics, and applied mathematics.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Expert-level knowledge and demonstrated experience in C/C++, C#, Objective C, Swift, Go, or Rust. Demonstrated experience in GPU programming.


Demonstrated experience in Unix/Linux environments.


Demonstrated experience in parallel or concurrent applications.

Technical Contributions

Demonstrated prior technical contributions of significant impact.


Demonstrated excellence in technical leadership with significant impact including initiating, organizing, and leading interactions with people from other internal and external organizations and programs to create collaborations.


Demonstrated track record of participating in computer science and high-performance computing planning activities at a national level.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Master’s degree in a STEM field from an accredited college or university and 12 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree with 10 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. The term related experience typically indicates research activities at a university or national lab (possibly a post-doctoral appointment) or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed.

  • Ability to write in English fluently and idiomatically.

  • Familiarity with industry standard software engineering practices and tools, including continuous integration.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine :

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 i s 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)

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 (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: 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

Full Time

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Shiu, Stephanie Yvonne
Email sshiu@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC96534
Organization Name CCS-7/Applied Computer Science
Minimum Salary 135800
Maximum Salary 235600
Req ID: IRC96534
Category: Science