Los Alamos National Laboratory Softwaye Quality Assurance Analyst (Quality Assurance Analyst 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Quality Assurane Analyst 3/4 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.
Do you want to be part of an energetic, high performing team; working on challenges and deliverables that ensure national security? Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution with the brightest minds in the world and unparalleled technology and equipment. Production Agency Quality ensures that all products in the Associate Laboratory Directorate Weapons Production (ALDWP) meet or exceed all quality requirements.
Quality Assurance Analyst 3 ($83,300 - $136,200)
As a Software Quality Assurance Analyst you will support the Weapons Production Directorate’s Software Quality Assurance Program with implementation and oversight for various production programs. You will work closely with production personnel to ensure software meets defined procedures and process requirements by providing software engineering expertise throughout the software life cycle. You will serve as the lead for multiple projects and will mentor staff in software engineering and quality principles. Youwill also conduct and support software assessments in all areas of software engineering and support continuous improvements to program processes and procedures.
Quality Assurance Analyst 4 ($101,000 - $168,600)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level,the SQAA 4 will provide technical expertise and initiative in identifying areas to which SQA practices may be introduced and enhanced. You will also provide expert advice in all software engineering process areas. At this level, you will be responsible forfull implementation of the ALDWP Software Quality Assurance Program. This will include managing multiple large software projects, mentoring and providing direction to lower level SQAAs, and communicating with various levels of personnel across the Directorate and Institution. You will be the primary interface to the SQA Program Lead on implementation support and will work with the Program Lead to plan, prioritize and manage implementation support. You will devise improvements to current processes and procedures and will develop models of possible future configurations, perform work flow analysis and recommend quality improvements.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Quality Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the software verification and validation processes.
Technical Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of software engineering concepts, principles and standards.
Project Management: Advanced knowledge of software project management and software project monitoring and control.
Systems Requirements: Advanced knowledge with developing system requirements, software requirements specifications and functional interfaces between system software components and the system-level design.
Quality Assurance: Advanced knowledge of software quality assurance and configuration management principles.
Additional Job Requirements for Quality Assurance Analyst 4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:
Quality Knowledge: Expert knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the software verification and validation processes.
Technical Knowledge: Expert knowledge of software engineering concepts, principles and standards.
Project Management: Expert knowledge of software project management and software project monitoring and control.
Systems Requirements: Expert knowledge with developing system requirements, software requirements specifications and functional interfaces between system software components and the system-level design.
Quality Assurance: Expert knowledge of software quality assurance and configuration management.
Education/Experience at QAA3 :Bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science discipline and minimum of 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to meet the requirements above.
Education/Experience at higher level :Bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science discipline and minimum of 12 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to meet the requirements above.
Quality Assessments: Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in performing quality assessments, surveillances, and/or audits in all areas of software quality assurance and/or engineering.
Quality Standards: Knowledge of and experience in the areas of quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents, i.e., DOE Order 414.1D, 10 CRF 830, Weapons Quality Policy (NAP‐401.1) and NQA‐1.
Quality Assurance: Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the implementation of LANL contract requirements relevant to software quality assurance and cyber security activities.
Certification : A recognized, relative industry certification in project management or software quality inspection/assurance such as PMI’s PMP certification or ASQ’s CSQE certification.
N ote to Applicants: Applicants must submit a detailed resume hightlighting all their professional experience to be considered for this job
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)
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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. 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.
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Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Work Telephone 505-412-0165
Vacancy Name: IRC82204
Organization Name PAQ-2 / Production Quality Assurance
Req ID: IRC82204
Category: Quality Assurance