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Los Alamos National Laboratory Software Scientist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

At LANL, we solve national security challenges through scientific, technological, and engineering excellence. The Weapons Research Services, Secure Networks and Applications (WRS-SNA) group is looking for Developers for our Scientific Software Engineering (SSE) team. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to support development projects with software development tools and processes within the Weapons Physics Directorate (ADX) and Weapons Engineering and Experiments Directorate (ADW). Now is your chance to make a difference in supporting our national security mission. Join our world-class team!

As a Scientist 2, you will be part of the SSE team responsible for:

  • Evaluating and implementing solutions and infrastructure to allow scientific software engineering teams to efficiently leverage modern professional software development practices.

  • Working with system administration to install software management tools in support of weapons programs.

  • Working with the WRS-SNA Network Security team to ensure established frameworks and solutions comply with required security controls.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

Technical Knowledge:

Extensive knowledge and experience in Linux. Extensive experience working with imperative and object-oriented programming languages such as C, C++, and FORTRAN 2003. Extensive experience working with interpreted programming languages such as Bash and Python. Extensive experience troubleshooting and working with software compilers and linked libraries.

Technical Development:

Extensive experience establishing and supporting solutions to support software development projects. Extensive experience supporting software development infrastructure for multiple development teams. Extensive experience establishing and managing code repositories for production development efforts. Extensive experience in web server administration and web application development.

Tools / Technologies:

Extensive experience working with development tools including Atlassian (Confluence, JIRA, Bitbucket, and associated plugins) and Gitlab, in secure configurations where user access across projects must be enforced. Extensive experience setting up and working with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tools. Extensive experience building complex custom workflows for JIRA projects.


Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment to analyze problems, propose solutions to management, and deploy and document implemented solutions.


Position requires a bachelor’s degree in a related Science or Engineering field from an accredited university, and a minimum of five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Scientific Software Development:

Knowledge about scientific software development.

Computing Environments:

Knowledge about working in classified and unclassified computing environments.


Active DOE “Q” Clearance, and a DOE “SCI” Clearance.

Note to Applicants: Please submit a comprehensive cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications for the position.

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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for 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



Contact Details
Contact Name Dieringer, Kimberley Ann
Email kdieringer@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83226
Organization Name WRS-SNA / Secure Networks & Applications
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC83226
Category: Information Technology