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Serving the Mission with Careers
Careers at LLNL
Although we're known for science and technology, LLNL is home to a diverse array of professionals who serve our missions and advance their careers at the same time.
Administrators, researchers, creatives, skilled tradespeople, supply chain staﬀ, health services workers and many others work as a team to contribute to our mission.
We oﬀer a great company culture and top-tier beneﬁts like 401K matching, education assistance and more.
Benefits & Perks
Flexible & Hybrid Work Options
Balance work and home with hybrid and flexible schedules
Flexible & Hybrid Work Options
The Lab is committed to supporting a hybrid work environment that meets mission, project and team needs while being flexible for your personal life and preferences. Eligible employees may choose to work on-site full time or split their time between work and an off-site location.
Alternate Work Schedules (AWS) allow Laboratory employees to compress their workweeks by working more hours over fewer days. A 4/10 schedule earns you an extra day off each week and the 9/80 option slightly extends your workday but gets you a day off every other week.
When you work is an important part of workplace flexibility. LLNL's flexible schedules enable you to start earlier in the day and leave early to pick up the kids from school or to vary the start and stop times of your workdays to help balance work and personal needs.
Flexible and Hybrid Work Resources
Select comprehensive coverage for yourself and your family
MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION
Doing your best work is a lot easier when you feel your best. LLNL offers generously subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance to help ensure that employees—and their dependents—have the coverage they need.
Along with medical, dental and vision insurance, LLNL offers flexible spending accounts (FSAs) that can save you money on healthcare and childcare expenses. Pay on a pretax, salary-reduction basis for eligible dependent care or healthcare expenses not covered by your medical, dental or vision plans.
Get 6% matching plus additional employer contributions
401k WITH MATCHING
Whether you're early in your career or a seasoned pro, it's never too early to start saving for retirement.
LLNL provides an automatic employer contribution starting at 3.5% and that increases with your years of service. On top of that, we offer we offer a full employer matching contribution up to 6% for all eligible employees.
Just as important, there's no waiting period for employer matching or vesting, so you're able to start saving for retirement as soon as your job starts.
Learn and grow no matter where you are in your career
Education and Training
As a "big ideas" Laboratory, we value employees' growth and learning throughout their careers.
To support that growth, we offer free online classes, in-person training opportunities, leadership training and mentoring designed to help every employee reach their fullest potential.
Individuals seeking a certificate or degree in their field may even be eligible for tuition reimbursement through our Educational Assistance Program (EAP).
Education and Training Resources
Get the support you need to succeed at work and at home
Benefits for Parents
Taking care of kids and taking care of business can be a tough balancing act. At LLNL, we support new parents with paid parental leave and a lactation program for nursing parents returning to the Lab.
And although they're not exclusive to parents, our flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can save parents money by enabling them to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare. Meanwhile, a flexible schedule can help parents juggle pick-up, drop-off and their jobs.
Parental Benefits Resource
Discover onsite and offsite options for health and wellness
We know you do your best work when body and mind are both in good shape. Our comprehensive wellness programs are designed to support employees' mental and physical health.
Along with running vaccination clinics for the flu and COVID-19, our onsite Health Services Department helps you stay healthy with ergonomic evaluations, biometric screenings and vision and hearing checks. Plus, we provide free short-term counseling services that don't drain your sick leave or vacation time.
It's easy to stay active wherever you are with virtual fitness classes like BodyPump and Yoga. Our onsite gym has a full range of exercise equipment including cardio machines and fixed and free weights. Plus, we have basketball and volleyball courts, an archery range, table tennis and more for those times when you need to get moving.
Find connection through common interests
Employee Resource Groups
LLNL's employee resource groups (ERGs) are employee-led organizations connected by common interests and bonds, and similar backgrounds.
ERGs offer professional development, recruitment, networking, mentoring, internships, scholarships and laboratory committee and leadership opportunities as well as opportunities for community outreach.
Join a group, share, learn from others and create a supportive and inclusive environment where diversity means you can be your true self. Allies are encouraged to show their support by joining one or more groups.
- African American Body of Laboratory Employees
- American Indian Activity Group
- Amigos Unidos Hispanics in Partnership
- Asian Pacific American Council
- Bible Study Group
- Early Career Employees Group
- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Women’s Association
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Abilities Champions
- Livermore Pride
- Shalom Jewish Community
- Veterans in Energy Technology & Science
Pursue your passion and find your people
At LLNL, we strive to create a culture that is inclusive, collaborative and enriching for all our employees.
Whether you're passionate about volunteering, get jazzed by inspiring STEM students or just like getting involved, there's a place for you at the Lab.
From to author events to kid-friendly LEGO competitions to our annual Run for HOME 5k, there are tons of ways to get involved.
- FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE
- MEDICAL, DENTAL & VISION
- 401k WITH MATCHING
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- BENEFITS FOR PARENTS
- COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS
- EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS
- LAB COMMUNITY
Military and Veteran Opportunities
With a strong mission focus, you can continue your service at LLNL by making an impact for the nation through excellence and creativity in an array of subjects. We are proud to offer a variety of programs helping military and veterans find lifelong career paths with us. Visit our page to learn more about our programs, view open job postings and find your next mission today.
Explore Military and Veteran Resources
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability
At LLNL, people are our most important asset. Our workforce is drawn from a pipeline of diverse individuals with unique talents, perspectives and experiences. We work to develop their skills and create an inclusive environment that supports an array of professional and personal backgrounds. Together, we sustain our legacy of innovation and our drive for mission success.
Learn About Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability
Make Your Mark on the World. Join LLNL.
Work-life balance. Best-in-class benefits. Opportunities for growth. Joining LLNL gives you all that and much more. Whether your talent lies in engineering, a skilled craft, design or analysis, there’s a place for you at LLNL.