Senior Middleware Administrator (Database Administrator 4) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Senior Middleware Administrator (Database Administrator 4)

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will be a Middle Tier and Applications Administrator within the Infrastructure Services team for SAE-3 - Enterprise Applications and Database Services Group. This team is one of three Infrastructure Services teams within the Software and Applications Engineering Division (SAE). This group provides middleware, and application administration, as well as reporting, analytics, and application security services for LANL business and mission related systems. These systems support core business services, security, manufacturing, nuclear waste processing, data warehousing, training, facilities management, etc. This team is involved in the entire software lifecycle of the systems they support. Individuals who appreciate challenges, variety and have expertise in Middle tier technologies and who want to branch out and learn the complementary database management platforms or technologies are encouraged to apply.

Database and Middle Tier Administrator 4 ($105,700 - $176,400)

The successful candidate will be required to perform the following tasks:
  • Provide expert level knowledge and operational support for middle tier administration, application administration including installation, configuration, and administration. Individuals who want to expand their skill sets across various middleware platforms as well as Oracle database administration are encouraged to apply
  • Own, track, and resolve database, middle-tier, application-tier, network, and F5 Local Traffic Manager (LTM) related troubleshooting, incidents, and requests
  • Effectively communicate work professionally with colleagues within the Infrastructure Services teams, SAE development groups, SAE and NIE divisions and LANL at large - this includes the ability to translate technical concepts to customers and non-technical audiences
  • Establish and maintain security and integrity controls within the middle tiers, and applications
  • Develop and maintain documentation as it relates to middle-tier, application tier and application security environments
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to support after hour issues and planned work
  • Collaborate and apply full understanding of the Middle-Tier and/or Oracle Database and Administration fields plus working knowledge of other related IT fields, such as software engineering, system administration, and networking to meet customer needs

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Expert level knowledge of Middle Tier platforms such as Weblogic, Tomcat, or JBOSS
  • Expertise with Linux, Unix, and/or Windows Virtual Machines
  • Expert level knowledge of Linux shell scripting, Powershell, Python or other relevant scripting languages
  • Proficient knowledge of application administration concepts
  • Expert level knowledge of core networking concepts and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated ability to independently evaluate technical approaches, develop plans, and work to schedule
  • Proficient knowledge of software development methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Ability to partner with customers, and translate technical terms to layperson's terms and present them to audiences outside of the division

Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's degree and 12 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Post-graduate coursework and/or professional certification(s) and/or equivalent combination of education and experience may be expected. Preferably a BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or other technical degree with computer emphasis.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity using Oracle Enterprise Manager, or other COTS products for middle tier administration and automation
  • Familiarity with Oracle Access Manager (OAM) administration or concepts
  • Familiarity with SpringBoot and/or Kubernetes/Containers
  • Familiarity with MicroStrategy or Denodo administration
  • Experience or familiarity with the concepts of F5 BIG-IP LTM or some other application delivery controller technology

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 one year.

Note to Applicants:
  • Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for this position.
  • Participation in 24X7 on-call rotation required
  • Participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP) may be required
  • Overtime and working an irregular schedule may be required
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.

Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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