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Los Alamos National Laboratory Software Developer 3/4 (Oracle APEX Developer) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

A division within the Associate Laboratory Director for Business Services, the Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division provides software and applications development support and database design/ development and administration, software quality management, and enterprise application consulting. The selected candidate will report to the SAE-2 Team Leader and perform job requirements as described below and as assigned by the SAE-2 Management.

This position will be filled at either the Software Developer 3/4 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 as an Oracle Software Developer in the Software Applications and Engineering group (SAE-2). The candidate must have extensive programming experience, excellent organization skills, and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate should also have a strong desire to learn new technologies, to become an expert in their field, and the willingness and confidence to develop safety-class, mission-critical software. Finally, the candidate must be a highly motivated software developer with extensive experience in Oracle Application Express (APEX), SQL, PLSQL, JavaScript, RESTful Services, and relational data modeling.

Software Developer 3 Responsibilities ($91,800.00 - $ 151,400.00)

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver progress reports to project leaders, sponsors, and help define project plans and milestones.

  • Responsible for the analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and documentation of custom built APEX applications.

  • Contribute to the designing, developing, modifying, testing, debugging, and evaluating of software to meet customer requirements.

  • Collaborate with customers and colleagues.

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as outlined by Software Configuration Management Plan.

Software Developer 4 Responsibilities ($101,000.00 - $ 168,600.00)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Software Developer 4 will be required to:

  • Lead the designing, developing, modifying, testing, debugging, and evaluating of software to meet customer requirements.

  • Lead the upgrading, supporting, extending, and enhancing Commercial off the Shelf Products (COTS) and or custom built applications.

  • Assess the impact of software upgrades and other environment changes.

  • Set the direction of goals for project tasks and establish associated scope, schedule, and budgets.

  • Work independently and/or serve as Technical Lead on Projects and coordinate technical activities of project personnel.

  • Provide knowledge transfer to Technical staff.

  • On-call responsibilities for Production Applications.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Experience designing, developing, modifying, testing, and debugging software to meet customer requirements.

  • Experience with software configuration management and software quality assurance methodologies.

  • Ability to assess the impact of software upgrades and other environment changes.

  • Knowledge of secure coding practices.

  • Experience with relational data modeling and database procedural languages and scripts (e.g. PLSQL, SQL).

  • Experience developing APEX Interactive Reports, Interactive Grids, Graphs, and Dashboards.

  • This position requires Q clearance access authorization. Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain DOE clearances, which normally requires US citizenship.

Additional Job Requirements for Software Developer 4:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Software Developer 4 level requires:

  • Extensive experience using Oracle Database 12c/18c, writing complex SQL Queries and PL/SQL.

  • Extensive experience in developing Oracle APEX applications.

  • Extensive experience with JQuery and JavaScript libraries.

  • Extensive experience using Apex collections, leveraging APEX APIs.

  • Extensive Experience with APEX security, authentication, and authorization schemes.

  • In-depth knowledge of XML, HTML5, CSS, JSON, AJAX, and RESTful Services.

  • Expert knowledge of the Oracle development toolset and programming languages and scripts.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills for communicating technical information and building relationships with customers and colleagues.

  • Experience leading complex software projects.

  • Experience and application of software configuration management and software quality assurance.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience customizing JIRA/Confluence for application lifecycle management, especially in DevOps.

  • Ability to provide on-call support.

  • Experience upgrading, supporting, extending, and enhancing Commercial off the Shelf Products (COTS) applications.

  • Experience supporting and extending Cloud applications.

  • Experience developing complex, large scale, web-based and mobile transactional database applications.

  • Experience working effectively in a team environment.

  • Experience developing and enhancing Mobile applications.

  • Experience using and developing RESTful Web Services.

  • Experience with Oracle BI Publisher reports or Apex Office Print.

Software Developer 3 Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Software Developer 4 Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meeting 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: 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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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 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.

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Contact Name Fresquez, Nyleen Kathryn
Email nfresquez@lanl.gov
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Vacancy Name: IRC79416
Organization Name SAE-2/Software and Applications Engineering - Enterprise Business Software
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Req ID: IRC79416
Category: Information Technology