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Los Alamos National Laboratory Post-Bachelor's Embedded Software Engineer in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Space Data Science & Systems Group (ISR-3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a qualified Post-Bachelors embedded software engineer to participate in the execution of our portfolio of space and ground-based programs. ISR-3 is an integral part of the Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division, and has its core capabilities in software development, mission operations, data exploitation, machine learning, data systems development, and integration.

The Intelligence and Space Research (ISR) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been designing, building, and operating highly innovative ground, air and space-based measurement and detection systems for nearly 60 years. We solve some of the most challenging scientific and national security problems facing the world today. Our interdisciplinary teams of engineers, technicians, and scientists work, learn, and succeed through a highly creative and dynamic R&D environment. We lead experiments on NASA missions, including the Curiosity Rover, Van Allen Probes, and IBEX as well as the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover, IMAP Mission, NACHOS hyperspectral CubeSat, and BEAMPIE rocket experiment. We also build, fly, operate and analyze data from measurement systems deployed to space for verification of international nuclear treaties, and develop innovative sensors, ground, airborne, and space hardware/software systems for basic scientific missions, nuclear nonproliferation, space situational awareness and remote sensing.

The candidate will have a strong engineering background in the areas of software engineering, basic knowledge of electrical engineering, and an enthusiasm for creative problem solving and learning. They should also have technical initiative and experience in contributing to a project from an innovative concept to its use or application. More specifically, the candidate will participate in one or more of the following activities:

  • Develop real-time embedded software following a rigorous software development process

  • Develop flight software for use on radiation-hardened processors to control, process, acquire, and distribute data from scientific satellite payloads

  • Develop embedded software for ground-based processors that simulate a satellite spacecraft/payload interface used during the development, testing, and integration of the satellite payload onto the spacecraft

  • Write device drivers to interface with custom in-house designed hardware

  • Contribute to continuous software process improvement

  • Extract and define software requirements from system level requirements

  • Define overall embedded software architecture and interfaces between different software components

  • Develop Interface Control Documents (ICDs) and other system level requirements

  • Interface with end users, scientists, engineers, and fellow colleagues to understand payload requirements, deliverables and time-frames, coordinate resources, plan, track, and execute project plans

  • Present results of work at programmatic meetings

  • Enhance technical and professional expertise through training

The successful candidate will become a member of ISR-3 and be assigned to the Embedded and Flight Software Engineering team.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge and experience in one or more of the following electrical engineering or computer science focus areas:

  • Embedded Systems Application Programming

  • Real-Time Operating Systems

  • Real-Time Programming

  • Device Drivers

  • Digital Logic Design

  • Operating System Design

  • Computer Processor Architectures and Design

  • C/C++ experience

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in a team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas clearly in written and oral communications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale.

Note: This is a post-Baccalaureate position. In order to qualify for this position a person must have been awarded a bachelor's degree within the past three years and also not yet enrolled in a graduate program. Please refer to the tab "Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities" at the following URL for more information on this type of position:https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/undergraduate/index.php.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in formal software development processes

  • Experience with the development, deployment and operation of sensors

  • Experience with laboratory and/or field use of instruments

  • Experience with satellite sensors and programs

  • Experience in large data‐set management and exploitation

  • Unix/Linux experience

  • VHDL or Verilog experience

  • Test benches for FPGA or ASIC based design

  • Python/GO programming experience

  • Experience estimating task completion effort

  • Experience with formal test plan development and test execution including unit testing and functional testing

  • Experience with remote sensing, digital image/signal processing techniques, and basic geography concepts such as map projections

  • Active "Q" Clearance

Education : Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or another related field obtained at the time of hire or within the past 3 years, but have not yet been accepted and enrolled in a graduate program.

Note to Applicants: In addition to submitting their CV, applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter describing their research interests and addressing the above requirements and qualifications.

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

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.

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.

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 PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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.

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Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Email amberw@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC85644
Organization Name ISR-3/Space Data Science and Systems
Minimum Salary
Maximum Salary
Req ID: IRC85644
Category: Student - Post Bachelor