Los Alamos National Laboratory Software Quality Engineer (Quality Assurance Engineer 4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position is based in the Quality and Performance Assurance Institutional Quality (QPA-IQ) group and reports to the QPA-IQ group leader. The selected candidate will be a part of QPA-IQ’s Software Quality Assurance (SQA) team who are responsible for maintaining and implementing SQA requirements Laboratory wide

The Quality Assurance Engineer 4 (QA Eng. 4) will need to have the expertise to develop and implement process standards and best practices to define, measure, and improve software quality processes throughout the Institution. The candidate will also provide consultation for process improvement in software engineering process areas, specifically the following: project planning, risk management, requirements development and management, verification and validation, test development, configuration management, quality assurance, project monitoring and control, and organizational training. Other responsibilities include mentoring LANL personnel with the implementation and understanding of SQA policies, procedures, and plans and providing Institutional management with recommendations and advice for the development of SQA programs.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expert knowledge of software quality assurance concepts and principles.

  • Expert knowledge of applying quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents, i.e., DOE Order 414.1D, 10 CFR 830, NQA-1, Weapons Quality Policy (NAP-24A), and LANS contract requirements relevant to software quality assurance activities.

  • Expert knowledge of software engineering standards, especially IEEE and ISO standards for software engineering.

  • Expert knowledge in developing system requirements, software requirements specifications and functional interfaces between system software components and the system-level design.

  • Expert knowledge in working closely with customers to define expectations and mutual responsibilities.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of performing quality assessments, surveillances, and/or audits of software engineering.

  • Expert-level ability in mentoring personnel in the field of SQA.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated successful working knowledge and understanding of the LANL QA program requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to review and revise QA procedures and plans.

  • Auditor qualification.

Education:Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, 12 years practical work experience to the degree necessary to perform the responsibilities outlined above or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, please include a comprehensive cover letter addressing how you meet minimum and desired skills and abilities.

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 northern New Mexico, 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.

The Quality Assurance mission is to provide critical, expert, and timely services to ensure operational excellence is achieved and sustained by providing trustworthy and transparent continuous improvement and quality systems in support of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The SQA team seeks to establish standards for software engineering at the Laboratory using best business practices, sound software engineering judgment, and preeminent scientific principles.

Maximum Salary: 178300

Minimum Salary: 105600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Gonzales, Andrea Jo

Organization Name: QPA-IQ/Institutional Quality & Assurance

Email: andreag@lanl.gov

Job Title: Software Quality Engineer (Quality Assurance Engineer 4)

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Req ID: IRC65268