Los Alamos National Laboratory Solutions Architect 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72661
Job Title Solutions Architect 3/4
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Systems
What You Will Do
The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) is seeking candidates for Solutions Architect positions within its System Development and Integration (SDI) team. This team is responsible for the design, implementation, and sustainment of complex computing systems for space and remote sensing scientific computing applications, large-scale data storage and archival, CAD/CAM, machine learning, and to support the development and operation of real-time embedded systems, data acquisition systems, telemetry systems, and distributed sensor networks.
Successful candidates will bring their experience in system architecture, system administration and integration, and software programming and work as part of a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and solutions architects to provide well managed and resilient mission-aligned computing infrastructure at multiple classification levels. Some non-standard working hours and travel may be required.
These positions will be filled at the Solutions Architect 3 or 4 level based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.
Solutions Architect 3 ($98,900 - $165,100)
Design, development, integration, and sustainment of specialized heterogeneous computing infrastructures in both R&D and production environments
Develop and/or extend custom software tools necessary to support developed systems
Operation and maintenance of developed systems including monitoring & diagnostics, problem resolution, system backups, and security compliance
Resource planning, system hardware and software investigations, and performance and stability testing Provide mentoring to other team members
Install and maintain vendor and open source software packages for use by mission customers
Provide technical support to system users and other software development staff
Contribute to internal and external funding proposals
Contribute to peer review of work of others across organizations or disciplines
Provide accurate status reporting on all assigned tasking
Mentor junior team members
Enhance technical and professional expertise through self-directed and formal training
Solutions Architect 4 ($119,700 - $201,700)
In addition to the duties outlined above, Solutions Architect 4 responsibilities include:
Perform in a leadership role such as Project Leader or Team Leader with associated responsibilities for project controls/reporting and personnel management
Collect and access technical requirements from internal and external mission stakeholders and generate fully scoped system designs including implementation cost and schedule
Define technical direction for team
Lead process and project planning for internal and delivered systems
Represent the Lab to external mission partners
Author proposals for internal and external funding
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience managing large (100+) enterprise Linux installations
Experience using system configuration management tools (CFEngine, Puppet, etc.)
Software development experience using high-level languages (C, Perl, Python, etc.) in a team environment using revision control tools (SVN, GIT, etc.)
Advanced system administration and development skills (kernel development, OS configuration, benchmarking, and performance)
Experience implementing network attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SANs)
Experience deploying Linux virtualization frameworks (RHV/oVirt, etc.) and containers
Experience maintaining proprietary or open source software installations
Experience with developing systems to meet stringing security requirements (SGIT, ICD503, NIST 800-53)
Experience in a production computing facility with high availability requirements
Computer networking experience including router/firewall policy management
Experience leading multi-person projects to meet scope, schedule and budget.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with commitment to providing quality documentation for team members and customers.
Works effectively as an individual and with team members and stakeholders at all levels
In addition to the minimum job requirements outlined above, the Solutions Architect 4 also requires:
Leadership experience with advanced multi-organizational projects
Demonstrated project management skills including planning, execution, monitoring and closeout.
Ability to consistently set goals and direction for multiple projects for yourself and other staff
Demonstrated experience managing technical staff including evaluation of performance, recruitment and selection, and technical development
Solutions Architect 3 Education Required : 10 to 15+ years of related experience.
Solutions Architect 4 Education Required : 15 to 20+ year of related experience.
Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the minimum job requirements for the position.
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.
Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.
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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful 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 mission of the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division is to create, deliver, support and exploit innovative sensing systems for space-based, airborne, and ground-based applications to address critical national security and scientific challenges.
Space Data Science & Systems (ISR-3) capabilities include embedded flight software and flight processing critical to every major ISR satellite program; satellite operations, data acquisition, ground processing and data management; machine learning and data exploitation, next generation payload architectures and system engineering, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) research for on-board processing and radiation effects mitigation, information technology infrastructure support, system development and integration.
Appointment Type Regular
Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann
Req ID: IRC72661