Network Professional 1 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Network Professional 1

What You Will Do

Join our world-class team! Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a Network Professional to join our team in serving a world-class research and development institution. This is a great opportunity to further your career in unique ways while contributing directly to national security. The Network Professional will be a trusted advisor across functions and organizations and help support and maintain the network infrastructure that provide services and solutions lab wide.

The Network Team supports the Laboratory developing new systems, applications, and solutions for external customer's emerging technology and architecture including control systems and mobile technology, cyber systems and networks. As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work in administering the various solutions and tools that support LANL's national security and research missions. You will perform a range of duties to help ensure cybersecurity and you may work across the broad technology spectrum spanning cyber-physical, embedded, mobile, IoT, and large-scale, inter-connected networks. This position requires a skilled professional with an inquisitive, analytical mind that constantly looks for solutions to difficult problems.

This position is responsible for monitoring and maintaining mission critical LANL IT systems

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge

Working knowledge of network protocols such as TCP, UDP, and VLANs. Demonstrated experience with Wireless technologies. Experience replacing and upgrading network equipment. (hardware and software)

Technical Communication

Demonstrated ability to convey technology and security concepts to stakeholders at multiple levels. As a result, good communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills are required.

Experience with creating / modifying network Diagrams


Demonstrated ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to implement new software tools or processes.

Safety, Security, & Compliance

Demonstrated responsible work ethic.

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

Desired Qualifications:

Technical Expertise & Knowledge

Advanced technical knowledge of troubleshooting network related issues. Experience with incident management and network management tools.

Technical Certifications

Current holder of or ability to obtain Security+, CCNA, CCNP, COMSEC, UC, or equivalent certifications.

Other Certifications

Current and active DOE Q clearance or equivalent, transferable clearance and Human Reliability Program (HRP) certification.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

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.

Note to Applicants:
  • For full consideration, along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
  • Position may require working off-peak hours and providing "On-Call" support.
  • Position requires working inside of a Plutonium Facility and wearing the appropriate PPE to accomplish job tasks/assignments. Position may qualify for Environmental Pay incentive.
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 maternity 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