Senior Mobile Platform Developer (Software Developer 3/4) | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Senior Mobile Platform Developer (Software Developer 3/4)

What You Will Do

Join our world-class software development team! The Software and Applications Engineering (SAE) Division supports Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) enterprise applications and performs software application development support, database development and administration, software quality management, and enterprise application consulting.

Working alongside some of the brightest minds, you will join the Waste Compliance and Tracking System (WCATS) software development team within the Environmental, Safety, Health, Quality Security and Visualization Solutions Group (SAE-1).

This position will be filled at either the Software Developer 3/4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Software Developer 3 ($94,100 - $155,700)

A senior full stack developer with a focus on mobile, you will be developing and implementing new functionality in support of modernizing our essential application that manages waste operations from cradle to grave. The candidate must have advanced software development experience with mobile applications, organization skills, and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate should also have demonstrated experience designing and building critical, operational systems and a strong desire to learn new technologies. Reporting onsite will be periodically will be required for testing purposes.

Software Developer 4 ($103,500 - $172,800)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the candidate must have extensive experience in mentoring other junior software developers. The candidate must be an expert software developer and must demonstrate excellent organization skills, and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate should be an expert in their field and demonstrate the ability to architect state-of-the art web and mobile solutions.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Knowledge: We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge and experience designing, developing, modifying, testing, and debugging web and mobile applications. You should have experience in:
  • Mobile platforms, embedded database design, data synchronization technologies, bi-directional replication, conflict resolution strategies, mobile UI design, and mobile device security.
  • Development targeting devices with embedded Android
  • Managing remote synchronization to backend SQL databases, preferably Oracle and MDM solutions
  • Utilizing relational and non-relational Databases
  • Automated software testing methodologies, preferably or JUnit.
  • Software version control (Git/GitLab), build automation tools (e.g. Gradle) and CI/CD
  • Experience managing or leading large complex projects

Innovation: This position will require you to research new technologies and tools, incorporate their usage into new products and services.

Clearance: Applicants must have the ability to obtain and maintain DOE clearances, which normally requires US citizenship.

Additional Job Requirements for level 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, as a level 4, you will be expected to lead projects and teams, mentor other developers; be expected to find solutions to complex technical issues; and be regarded as a full stack developer expert and architect. We will also expect you to evaluate and recommend new tools and technology stacks to ensure that the organization is utilizing the best tools and methodologies in the market.

Education/Experience - level 3: This position requires a relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of eight years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Education/Experience - level 4: This position requires a relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications:
  • JavaScript frameworks such as Vue.js, AngularJS, React
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), preferably Java
  • Experience with Java-based framework using Spring or similar
  • REST, JSON, AJAX, Microservices, XML, HTML, CSS, and UI/UX
  • Experience working with Agile (Scrum) methodologies and continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) platform's specifications and services

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos with the flexibility for the selected candidate to work from a location other than the primary location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Remote 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.
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