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

What You Will Do_

Become a part of the team that provides systems engineering, program management that ensures the safety and reliability of the LANSCE accelerator complex. With this team you will be expected support the operation of the control and data acquisition systems deployed at the LANSCE facility.

Specifically as a member of this team you will be expected to build and manage all aspects of Linux servers and workstations and NFS servers, plan and install server and workstation hardware upgrades. This team builds and manages all aspects of thin clients, manage and monitor the control system network, and write and manage software use to provide user interfaces in a control-room environment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in managing all aspects of Linux servers and workstations.

  • Ability to manage and monitor a network using standard tools.

  • Experience in setting up and managing firewalls

  • Programming experience in scripting languages and Java, C, or C++.

  • Experience with engineering design cycle: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and support.

  • Availability for potential 24-hour on-call support of AOT-IC accelerator hardware.

  • Ability to maintain current systems, document, and evaluate, design and develop future control systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Programming with the Experimental Physics Industrial Control System (EPICS) toolkit.

  • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL.

  • Experience in developing and managing webpages.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining system documentation.

  • Ability to work in control-system operational and maintenance support.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):Reading vision, Sitting, Standing, Climbing Stairs, Climbing Ladders, Reaching overhead, Reaching Horizontally, Reaching Down, Typing or Keyboarding, Lifting 30+ pounds

Work Environment:Widely ranging ambient temperatures, operation of motor vehicles, noisy work environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, and work near machinery with moving parts.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses each of the required and desired skill 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.

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Nelsen, Ashley Nicole

Organization Name: AOT-IC/Instrumentation & Controls

Email: anelsen@lanl.gov

Job Title: Software Scientist 2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68402