Los Alamos National Laboratory Software Scientist 2 (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Become a part of the team that provides systems engineering, program management, and operational support to ensure the safety and reliability of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) accelerator complex. The team is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and engineering upgrades necessary to provide high quality beams to a variety of experimental, and production facilities.

As a member of the Software Controls Team, you will have a primary responsibility to support the operation of the control and data acquisition systems deployed at the LANSCE facility. You will conduct software engineering, maintenance and upgrades of current systems, documentation, and participation in evaluation, design and development of future control systems.

The LANSCE Control System incorporates Linux, RTEMS, VxWorks, LabVIEW, EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System), PLCs, and legacy VMS-based application software.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience developing software for user interfaces and for control system components.

  • Technical experience in Java and C++ programming and with the Linux operating system.

  • Ability to apply the engineering design cycle: requirements gathering, design, implementation, integration, testing, and support.

  • Availability for 24-hour on-call support of AOT-IC accelerator software on a rotating basis.

Desired Skills:

  • Programming experience with VxWorks or RTEMS and with bash, Perl, or Lua.

  • Linux system management and network management: NIS, DNS, DHCP, etc.

  • Programming experience with the EPICS toolkit.

  • Demonstrated experience working on medium- or large-scale projects and as a member of a team.

Education:Degree in computer science, electrical or controls engineering, physics or physical science, or related fields plus two years’ experience.

Essential Job Functions: Reading Vision, Sitting, Standing, Keyboarding.

Work Environment:Possible working overtime or irregular schedule. Occasionally working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses individually each of the required and desired skills of 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 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 Accelerator Operations and Technology‐Instrumentation and Controls (AOT‐IC) Group provides expertise, support, and technical leadership in diagnostic instrumentation, Electronic Computer‐Aided Design and supervisory control and data acquisition. AOT‐IC’s primary focus is the design, and implementation of beam diagnostics, timing, control hardware, and software systems for the LANSCE User Facility. This includes participation in current and future projects. AOT’s secondary focus is to share its expertise and experience with organizations within the Laboratory as well as external partners and sponsors. Additionally, the group fosters and participates in worldwide collaborations, workshops, and conferences in the interest of exploring and pushing the frontiers in instrumentation, controls, and ion-source technology.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Nelsen, Ashley Nicole

Organization Name: Instrumentation & Controls/AOT-IC

Email: anelsen@lanl.gov

Job Title: Software Scientist 2 (Scientist 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68642