Software Developer 3 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Software Developer 3

What You Will Do

The Operational Readiness and Execution (ORI-2) group is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the position of Software Developer 3 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 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.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Software Development: Demonstrated experience with phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Demonstrated experience with application development and implementation, including one or more of the following: Java, Oracle, Python, PL/SWL, SQL*Plus, 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

Teamwork: 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

Education/Experience: Position requires a bachelor's degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Desired Qualifications:

Advanced Oracle Background: Background with Oracle database technology using SQL, PL/SQL. Functional / technical knowledge with Oracle ERP / Oracle Applications / Oracle EBS. Familiarity with DOE/NNSA Laboratories research and development mission areas

Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a software or computer science discipline, and eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to meet requirements above.

Note to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive resume that details how you meet the qualifications for the position.

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

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 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.

*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 Status