Description:

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Computing Systems Professional 2/Computing Systems Professional 3 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.


The Sensitive & Special Operations (SSO) Division provides a secure and compliant TS/SCI level environment for the execution of National Security programs through the use of classified networks and systems. The Special Security IT & Cyber Operations group (SSO-3) currently manages several classified networks and has an ongoing commitment to provide desktop, server, and network support and services to the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Field Intelligence Element (FIE) and other Government agency Intelligence Community users.


We are seeking an experienced cloud engineer to join our IT Enterprise team as a Computing Systems Professional 2/3 Cloud Engineer. The IT Enterprise Team plans, coordinates, and implements cloud computing solutions in support of national security research and development. You will be involved in a dynamic and challenging environment, focused on meeting the needs of scientific and technical research for the DOE Field Intelligence Element (FIE).


Working as a self-initiated team member to develop and implement LANL classified cloud systems

Representing the best interests of LANL/FIE and the LANL customer base

Assisting in the development of new computing environments

Assisting in the storage and processing of large data sets

Partnering with LANL/FIE IT stakeholders, IT management, and federal oversight partners to support compliant IT initiatives


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Computing Systems Professional 2 $77,300 – $126,000

Technical Knowledge

Ability to apply on broad basis principles and concepts of Linux operating system and version control systems such as Gitlab or BitBucket, including experience with mixed-programming languages such as Python, Go, YAML, JSON.

Configuration Management experience with Ansible, Puppet or Salt. Knowledge of Virtualization technologies such as VMWare and/or Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Technical Communication

Written and oral technical communication skills as evidenced by the production of materials for technical products, reports, documents, and/or code documentation methodologies.

Collaboration

Experience working as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team, including the ability to develop solutions for a wide range of complex problems while effectively networking with peers inside and outside of the organization.

Ability to mentor coworkers as a means to develop talent and grow the skillset of the team.

Customer Relations

Proven ability to satisfy customer requirements as demonstrated by the ability to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways while directly contributing to the completion of milestones on multiple projects and/or specific programmatic objectives.

Clearance

Ability to obtain DOE Q/TS/SCI clearance

Additional Job Requirements for the Computing Systems Professional 3 $94,100 - $155,700

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:


Technical Knowledge

Expert knowledge and experience applying on broad basis principles and concepts of Linux operating system and version control systems such as Gitlab or BitBucket, including experience with mixed-programming languages such as Python, Go, YAML, JSON.

Deep configuration management experience with Ansible, Puppet or Salt. Knowledge of Virtualization technologies such as VMWare and/or Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

Technical Communication

Top level written and oral technical communication skills as evidenced by the production of materials for technical products, reports, documents, and/or code documentation methodologies.


Collaboration

Experience working as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team, including the demonstrated ability to develop solutions for a wide range of complex problems while effectively networking with peers inside and outside of the organization.

Experience mentoring coworkers as a means to develop talent and grow the skillset of the team.

Initiative to identify and resolve issues while coordinating with appropriate stakeholders

Self directed, able to tackle daily tasks with little managerial input


Customer Relations


Proven ability to satisfy customer requirements as demonstrated by the ability to resolve a wide range of issues in creative ways while directly contributing to the completion of milestones on multiple projects and/or specific programmatic objectives.

Training/Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, SysOpsAdmin, Developer - Associate or equivalent, or AWS Cloud Practitioner is preferred. AWS Professional level certification highly desired.


Education/Experience at lower level : Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Education/Experience at higher level : Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.


Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience using agile project management tools and DEVSECOPS.

Experience in developing, designing, and deploying cloud architectures with an emphasis on automated deployment systems.

Demonstrated experience meeting federal compliance requirements for information systems.

Knowledge of project management principles to set project scope, schedule, priorities, and deliverables

Active DOE Q/TS/SCI clearance

Note to Applicants: In addition to the resume or CV, you must include a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills.


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/SCI (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.


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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.


Appointment Type

Regular

Regular

Contact Details

Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R

Email suzannef@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Vacancy Name: IRC85332

Organization Name SSO-3/Special Security IT & Cyber Operations

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

Req ID: IRC85332

Category: Information Technology

About Los Alamos National Laboratory:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is the premier laboratory within the Department of Energy. With the mission focus of National Security to the United States of America, Los Alamos has been at the forefront of science, technology, and engineering and has charged new paths of discovery. The Lab has contributed to everything from exploring new worlds to providing solutions to everyday life. Los Alamos has been the answer for generations and will continue to be for generations come.

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