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Computing Systems Professional Level 2/3 - Secure Operations Management System Database Professional

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will Do

Detonator Production (DP) Division is the premier Production Agency (PA) assigned to produce War Reserve (WR) detonators for the Nation's nuclear stockpile security mission.

The Division is part of LANL's Weapons Production Directorate and is comprised of a team of motivated, highly skilled technical and operational support staff working in a matrixed structure. The organization is centered on high-rigor manufacturing operations to produce precision, safe, and reliable WR detonator products. DP partners closely with customers and stakeholders such as NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration), Weapon System Design Agencies (LANL, Sandia, and Livermore), and LANL program management organizations to deliver on uniquely challenging, high-consequence national security objectives. DP upholds vigorous teamwork, personal integrity, a respectful workplace, and continuous improvement in operations, technical excellence, safety, and security.

DP's Operational Excellence and Readiness Group (DP-OER) is one of four groups in the Production Agency and includes the Product Line Technical Project Managers, Continuous Improvement Professionals, and Database Administrators/Developers of the Secure Operations Management System (SOMS), used for production execution. SOMS is an in-house built software package used for document & records management, inventory tracking & use, equipment use, process control and quality data collection. We are seeking highly qualified candidates to be considered for a career opportunity as a secure operations management system database professional - software developer.

Computing Systems Professional 2 ($79,200- $ 129,000)

The selected candidate will provide database design, development and programming support for the division's primary execution system used for collection of all quality and manufacturing data required for product sale. This requires collaboration with customers including quality, manufacturing, engineering, and project management. Work duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Creating, and improving system features, ensuring the system performs as intended
  • Completing timely resolution of issues ensuring the system performs as intended.
  • Providing support in the maintenance and integrity of the data required for product submittal.
  • Interfacing with customers to assess needs, capture requirements, and provide general guidance on the possibilities within SOMS
  • Planning, designing, documenting, and implement program development solutions to support new requirements.
  • Develop plans for installing, configuring and troubleshooting Secure Operations Management System (SOMS) upgrades
  • Develop and coordinate Software Quality testing to ensure new functionality performs to requirements.
    Computing Systems Professional 3 ($96,100- $159,000)

    In addition to the duties outlined above, the Computing Systems Professional 3 will be required to:
    • Manage technical projects to fulfill customer technical needs.
    • Research emerging technologies, new industry trends, hardware and software tools and solutions.
    • Proactively resolve underlying root causes of ongoing or recurring issues within SOMS database or uses.
    • Mentoring and training fellow team members in basic to advanced SOMS database administration.
    • Provide informational updates on new tools, features and improvements as they are implemented for use by training and/or customers.
      What You Need

      Minimum Job Requirements:

      Software Development and Integration: Knowledge of software & application development methodologies, tools, processes, integration, and testing; Knowledge of database design, development, management, and business process integration. Familiarity with databases such as FileMaker Pro, MS SQL Server, or MS Access. Attention to detail, problem solving, and critical thinking to preserve data integrity.

      Hardware and Systems: Knowledge of hardware, operating systems, and client server principles.

      Collaboration: Ability to successfully collaborate with DP team members and other customers in, at times, high stress and/or chaotic environments. Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and multitask as needed.

      Customer Focused: Skill in working closely with customers from across the organization to identify, prioritize and troubleshoot issues to resolve problems and implement win-win solutions.

      Communication: Demonstrated effective communication (verbal and written), and the ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms.

      Continuous Improvement: Knowledge of continuous improvement (CI) methodologies, coupled with a mindset that is always looking for opportunities to improve.

      Values and Behaviors: Demonstrate behaviors that support the Lab's values of Collaborative Problem Solving, Continuous Learning, Shared Outcomes, Trustworthiness and Commitment.

      Additional Job Requirements for Computing Systems Professional 3:

      Software Development and Integration: Extensive knowledge of software & application development methodologies, tools, processes, integration, and testing. Demonstrated experience in database design, development and management and business process integration. Attention to detail, problem solving, and critical thinking to preserve data integrity.

      Project Management: Demonstrated success in project management including specifying, scheduling, testing and implementation of software development solutions/releases/upgrades.

      Hardware and Systems: Extensive knowledge and experience of hardware, operating systems, and client server principles.


      Level 2 Education/Experience:

      Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and a minimum of four years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      Level 3 Education/Experience:

      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:
      • Experience working in production manufacturing environments.
      • Experience with JavaScript and JSON data format.
      • Experience with database migration, performance tuning, and optimization.
      • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of an organization.
        Location: This position will be 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.

        Note to Applicants:

        For full consideration, submit a comprehensive resume reflective of your experience relevant to the job requirements and desired skills stated above.
        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 childbirth and parental leave

        - Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

        - Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

        - Flexible schedules and time off (PTO, 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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

        • 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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer. 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 StatusFull Time

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