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IT Manager 2 (Network Engineering Team Leader)

Company: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will Do

NIE-IS is an engineering-focused group and part of the Network Infrastructure and Engineering Division (NIE) which is responsible for the architectural design and implementation of LANL's open and classified networks. Reporting to NIE-IS group management, the Network Engineering Team Leader will be responsible for managing and supervising a team of Solutions Architects and Network Professionals. As the team leader you will provide administrative leadership of the team in the designing and implementation of LANL's complex networks. Responsibilities include directing the team on projects which will vary in size and duration. From multiple year migrations (ipv6 transition) to shorter term but highly impactful core router refresh. Selected candidate will also manage the hiring process for student and staff positions, job-ad development, interview design, conducting interviews, managing the hiring committee, and completing hiring justification documentation. Conducting performance management activities and providing consulting on required professional development. The Team Leader will also be coordinating equipment and software acquisitions with NIE-IS group management. The Engineering Team Leader also has regular interactions with vendors, subordinate project leads, users, peers, multiple change control boards, auditors, & NIE senior management. Team Leads are the first point of contact and response for safety and security issues.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Technical Experience with designing, implementing, or supporting five of the following: BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VLANs, DMVPNs, IPSEC, Policy based routing, ACLs and IP sub-netting.
  • Experience providing technical and administrative leadership for a team of network professionals and technicians
  • Experience establishing and maintaining guidelines/policies/procedures
  • Experience leading restoration efforts for major network outages
  • Experience collaborating with other teams to research solutions for complex problems that span multiple disciplines including hardware, software development, systems programming, security, networking, telecommunications, and other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a safe and secure work environment Training/Certifications:
    CCNA required


    Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field from an accredited institution and 3 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Experience with Cisco devices (especially Catalyst, Nexus, and ASR series).
    • Experience with monitoring tools (especially HPNA, CA Spectrum, Solarwinds and Splunk).
    • Experience with incident management and ticketing systems.
    • Experience with Firewalls (Palo Alto, ASAs).
    • Experience creating training plans for team members and development of junior engineers.
    • Experience supporting Enterprise-level wireless for a large campus.
    • Network Certifications (especially Cisco, Juniper, and Aruba certs).
      Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): color discrimination, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, climbing a ladder, operating a motor vehicle, running & replacing network cables, typing, gripping with the hands, the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and replacing various networking equipment (switches, Access Points, Linecards, modules, etc)

      Work Environment: In datacenters, telecommunications closets, confined space, working alone, working weekends, working overtime or irregular schedule, working off-shift/rotating schedule, operation of motor vehicles. Will be asked to work in laboratory areas that are in close proximity to areas performing hazardous work.

      Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for a hybrid work arrangement (partially onsite/partially offsite) from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Hybrid is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

      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: Provide a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum job requirements 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 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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