Software Developer 1/2 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Software Developer 1/2

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Software Developer 1/ Software Developer 2 level, depending on the skills and talents of the selected candidate(s). Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Operational Readiness and Execution (ORI-5) group is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the position of Software Developer 1/2 working within the ALDWP Manufacturing Systems Team. The selected candidate(s) will apply their experience in all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), including requirements definition, technical designs, coding, testing and implementation in direct support of the Weapons Production mission execution. The successful candidate (s) will work as part of a team to support projects with software development tools and processes that expand the weapons production systems capability. The team is responsible for evaluating and implementing solutions to efficiently leverage software systems in the deployment of a modern digital manufacturing capability within the Laboratory's plutonium operations and within the framework of the Weapons Production IT Roadmap.

The Software Developers support software applications and systems by investigating, designing, documenting and implementing new hardware and software and working with customers and end users to understand requirements, as well as analyzing user requirements and evaluating work processes. The selected candidate(s) will prepare concepts for information system solutions and evaluate the cost-effectiveness of these concepts. The position requires demonstrated expertise in the development of software solutions in the following languages, PL/SQL, SQL, XML, JAVA, Python and C# (not an all-inclusive list), that will be applied in the Weapons production digital manufacturing environment.

The core responsibilities will include (1) Software development, existing software enhancements, and the support of deployed software in a manufacturing environment; (2) Analyzing system features and functionality, investigating software requirements, original programming, system testing, and creating comprehensive software documentation; and (3) Researching and evaluating new or existing software features, emerging technologies, and development tools.

Software Developer 1 ($65,700 - $104,400)

Software Developer 1 will be assisting software development work for Solutions Architects. Implementing code, scripts and developing queries for the larger solution as defined by the customer requirements. Offering recommendations to current and future data management, security, software development and systems programming technologies. Part of a development team to participate in the completion of assignments in the form of JIRA tickets or contributing a portion of the coding for small and large projects. The expectation is to be part of a team to learn the software development techniques, decipher customer requirements to create AIM documentation, run testing scenarios for the code and learn from the Solutions Architects and other Software Developers for the Manufacturing Management System (MMS). At this level, you will be expected to accomplish work assigned under moderate supervision and direction higher level software developers and solutions architects.

Software Developer 2 ($79,200-$129,000)

In addition to the duties outline for a Software Developer 1, the candidate will be leading the efforts on small software development projects or assignments from the JIRA ticketing system. At this level, assignments are mainly assigned, but can be self-initiated with minimal direction from higher level software developers, solutions architects or supervision.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Software Developer 1

Computing Skills/Business Systems

Demonstrated experience with phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

At least 2 years demonstrated experience with application development and implementation, including one or more of the following: Java, Oracle, Python, PL/SWL, SQL*Plus, C# or XML.

Working knowledge with software testing and formal software modeling concepts.

Knowledge of hardware and operating systems (Unix/Linux server platforms) including system architectures, network infrastructures, and system administration utilities.

Oracle Software:

Demonstrated experience with the Oracle Application Framework. Knowledge of and/or experience with implementing open-source software.


Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment. Demonstrated record of success in developing and maintaining strong working relationships with colleagues.


Experience working with confidential or proprietary information, classified documents or sensitive information.

Education and Experience for Software Developer 1:

Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Additional Job Requirements for Software Developer 2:

In addition to the requirements outlined for Software Developer 1, qualification for a Software Developer 2 requires:

• Background with Oracle database technology using SQL, PL/SQL.

• At least 5 years demonstrated experience with application development and implementation, including two or more of the following: Java, Oracle, Python, PL/SWL, SQL*Plus, C# or XML.

• Demonstrated experience in researching and evaluating current system technologies and providing a vision for software development and a plan to implement that vision.

Education and Experience for Software Developer 2:

Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

• A licensed SCRUM Master or demonstrated experience working in an iterative SCRUM framework for software development.

• Functional and technical knowledge with Oracle Applications to include Oracle MRP and iBASEt Solumina MES.

• Demonstrated knowledge of JIRA ticketing system and GitLab software development tools.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for a hybrid work arrangement (partially onsite/partially offsite) from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Hybrid 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 2 years.

Note to Applicants:

• For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive resume, which outlines how you meet the minimum and desired skills noted above.

• While the posted salary range for this position is broad, it is highly unusual for selected applicants to be hired at the top end of the range and more common for selected candidates to grow into the full salary band over time.

• This vacancy will close on May 22, 2022, midnight Mountain Standard Time. Note, if it is determined that there is an adequate applicant pool prior to this date, the position may close as early as April 29, 2022.
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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

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