Los Alamos National Laboratory Software Developer 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

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.

This position will be filled at either the Software Developer 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 selected candidate will work to support the development and maintenance of various internal and external applications.

The selected candidate will work to support the development and maintenance of various internal and external applications.

Software Developer 1 ($60,400 - $95,900)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Frequent contact with clients and management, as well as team members.

  • Authority and scope to apply expertise to many interesting projects and technical problems.

  • Gathering requirements, providing recommendations, and implementing solutions.

  • Design and development of new applications and web software as well as maintaining and modifying existing sites and software. Testing, debugging, and evaluating such systems to meet functional requirements.

  • Recommend changes in development, maintenance, and web systems standards.

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

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Software Developer 2 will be required to:

  • Self-initiate work with limited supervision.

  • Use independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives.

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

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Software Developer 1

  • Demonstrated experience with HTML5, CSS3, SASS, and JavaScript.

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more server side languages.

  • Experience with conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to problems.

  • Demonstrated experience with solving unique Web development and production problems by using analytic ability and innovative thinking to meet budget, timetables, and objectives.

  • Knowledge of common database technologies.

Software Developer 2

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Software Developer 2 level requires:

  • Demonstrated experience designing and developing large applications from the ground up.

  • Ability to problem solve, negotiate, and use judgment to resolve conflicts, solve problems, increase efficiency, and improve services and products with minimal management help.

  • Knowledge of general purpose language (Javascript, Python, PHP, Java).

  • Knowledge of database systems (MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB).

  • Knowledge of web server (Apache, Nginx).

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with modern frontend frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue.js.

  • Experience with AWS based services.

  • Knowledge of MVC design pattern and/or Object Oriented design.


Software Developer 1: Position typically requires a relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Software Developer 2: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications 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. 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:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, 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.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

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

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Software Developer 1/2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68723