Network Infrastructure Designer / Telecommunications Professional 2 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Network Infrastructure Designer / Telecommunications Professional 2

What You Will Do

Use your network infrastructure design skills to support national security and cutting edge scientific research!

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Network, Infrastructure, and Engineering--Telecommunication Services group (NIE-TS) is seeking an experienced Telecommunication Professional to design outside plant (OSP) and inside plant (ISP) telecommunications infrastructure.

In this position, you will use your wide-ranging skills and experience to design all aspects of a traditional campus data/telecommunications infrastructure environment--and challenge yourself with new and exciting technologies to master. The NIE-TS team designs and project manages the construction of all voice/data network infrastructure over the 43 square mile campus of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

You will have the opportunity to hone your ISP and OSP infrastructure design skills in our diverse environment of business, scientific, research, and high-security facilities.

What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Outstanding communication skills--
    • Ability to partner with customers and define requirements.
    • Ability to translate technical terms to layperson's terms and present them to audiences outside of NIE and the Laboratory.
    • Coordinating with architectural/engineering team on large projects.
    • Expertise in Outside Plant design-
    • Understanding of design/build and design/bid/build processes.
    • Experience in aerial facility design: pole layout, wind/storm-loading, copper and fiber self-supporting cables, direct buried and bored pathways, cable vault/manhole/handhole design, ductbank/innerduct layout
    • Experience with copper and fiber cable configurations, splicing, cable count allotment and cable restoration techniques
  • Expertise in Inside Plant design--
    • Experience with multiple product manufacturers and types including Systimax and Krone Experience in Category 5e/6/6A cabling and 66/110/patch panel terminations in a mixed environment.
    • Project design experience in newer (20 years to present/greenfield) and legacy (21-60+ year old) facilities.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with federal facility rules and regulations on communication operations.
  • Experience in building paging systems, wireless AP, and DAS design.
  • Knowledge of network switch and Ethernet operations.
  • Experience in underground copper cable air pressurization systems.
  • BICSI RCDD certification or equivalent certifications.

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
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. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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 the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy 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 or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time