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Computing Group Leader / LivIT Business Enablement (BE) Associate Program Leader (APL)

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 01/18/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Computing Group Leader / Associate Program Leader (APL). You will be responsible for the definition and delivery of business applications that exceed customer expectations, and support and promote the strategy of the Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) Program. You will serve as the primary interface partner with Operations & Business/Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) customers facilitating the evolution of their strategy through IT business applications and will participate in advancing the strategy of the LivIT Program.  This position is in the Enterprise Applications Services Division within the Computation Directorate and in support of the LivIT Business Enablement (BE) Program Area.

In this role you will 

  • Responsible for collaboration on business process roadmaps and development of IT execution strategies working with departmental and division level customers within the SHRM Directorate.

  • Set priorities and leverage team members’ skills, in collaboration with program management and business analysts, to ensure process implementation in technical solutions such as custom applications development or commercial applications selection and implementation.

  • Develop and maintain a significant role in customer relationship management and business development, including a close interface with the various programmatic and project elements, to ensure current and future technical and staffing needs are addressed and met in support of the laboratory mission.

  • Provide supervision, technical leadership and direction to the BE Workforce Management team providing systems for Talent Acquisition, Benefits and Compensation, HR Operations, Workforce and Organizational Development, and Training & Qualification.

  • Serve as subject matter expert over the application portfolio and influence various current and potential customers on recommended directions to address emerging needs and to better position LivIT for future opportunities, and partner with stakeholders internal and external to the laboratory to develop strategic government and industry partnerships that enable business functions to leverage technology and best practice.

  • Interact regularly with SHRM customers to understand requirements, establish priorities for deliverables, and provide monthly status and project financial reports.

  • Provide career development guidance, mentoring, and coaching to group members, including administering performance evaluations, providing regular feedback to employees and proactively addressing any issues.

  • Lead hiring activities including development of job postings, participation on interview panels, and on-boarding of new employees, as well as attend division meetings, conduct group meetings, contribute to strategic planning activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Extensive technical leadership, supervision and team building skills.

  • Expert ability to approach and resolve difficult issues using creative problem-solving skills and decision-making techniques with the ability to coach, mentor, and counsel employees with a wide range of experience, skills, and interest.

  • Significant experience architecting enterprise Human Capital Management (such as PeopleSoft HCM) solutions for IT service delivery.

  • Subject matter expert knowledge and proficiency in business processes related to HCM practices in the areas of talent acquisition, benefits and compensation, workforce management, training and qualification, and payroll.

  • Successful demonstration of leadership and planning skills necessary for on-time and on-budget delivery of custom software products and commercial-off-the-shelf products.

  • Advanced knowledge of managerial and financial practices and the ability to balance complex customer, technical and budgetary priorities to achieve desired results.

  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills required to successfully negotiate, explain and present ideas, and advise senior management and sponsors, including experience preparing and presenting IT governance proposals.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Working level proficiency with IT Systems Management (ticketing) systems

  • Formal Project Management training and experience.

  • Substantial experience with the Atlassian tools suite for knowledge management, software product bug and enhancement management, and SCRUM product development and agile software development practices.


Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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