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Defense Systems Analysis Group Leader

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 08/18/2023

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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 committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$198,630 - $306,096 Annually

$198,630 - $255,060 Annually for the SEL.4 level
$238,380 - $306,096 Annually for the SEL.5 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity. 

Job Description

We have an opening for a Group Leader for the Defense Systems Analysis Group (DSAG) which is part of the Data Analytics and Decision Sciences Section within the Computational Engineering Division (CED).  In this position you will work with Division and Program management to recruit, train and lead support staff as well as build and apply analysis capabilities. 

You will apply a wide variety of science, mathematics, and computational approaches to our national security-related program areas, which include nuclear weapon design, DOD weaponeering/effects support, Defense Systems program, net Assessment and integrated deterrence and technology competition.  You will lead the definition, development, and deployment of analytic approaches to nuclear weapon and defense issues using various approaches, including modeling and simulation, wargaming, Structured interviews and surveys, tabletop exercises, graph theory, portfolio analysis, optimization, and machine learning. 

This position will be filled at either the SEL.4 or SEL.5 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

You will

  • Recruit and hire as needed to build a capability that meets Section, Division, and programmatic staffing needs.
  • Supervise, provide technical and administrative direction/guidance, career counseling and development, mentoring, coaching, and support to group members.
  • Build and maintain an inclusive group culture consistent with Laboratory policies.
  • Participate in Division meetings, provide leadership through routine group and one on one meetings, participate in strategic planning and performance management.
  • Develop and serve the group’s customer base by maintaining a close interface with programmatic and project elements.
  • Collaborate with project and program leaders within Laboratory to anticipate and meet technical needs.
  • Ensure quality of work and promote effective teamwork within the group.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for communications between group members, Division, and Directorate management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SEL.5 level

  • Develop research and development initiatives for external sponsorship and for internally-supported LDRD and Tech Base projects.
  • Formulate a long-term strategic plan for research and development that will provide state-of-the-art capabilities to further the mission of LLNL.
  • Provide subject matter expert capability broadly across LLNL defense programs.

Qualifications

  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Master of Science Degree in Operations Research, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Subject matter expertise in a variety of modeling and simulation tools such as FSIM and JCATS.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: modeling and simulation, wargaming, Structured interviews and surveys, tabletop exercises, graph theory, portfolio analysis, optimization, and machine learning.
  • Expert-level elicitation skills to work with subject matter experts to define, document, and manage requirements.
  • Significant experience recruiting, training, motivating, and building highly complex interdisciplinary teams to work towards programmatic and institutional goals.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to lead a team, advise senior management, and to positively represent the Program and the Laboratory.

Additional qualifications at the SEL.5 level

  • Extensive experience in the leadership of technical projects, project planning, and execution.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated ability to apply, lead, and/or develop cutting‐edge principles, theories, concepts, and technologies.
  • Nationally recognized expert in state‐of‐the‐art technologies in one or more of the following areas: modeling and simulation, wargaming, Structured interviews and surveys, tabletop exercises, graph theory, portfolio analysis, optimization, and machine learning.
  • Extensive experience in developing new scientific programs and research proposals for internal and external funding.

Qualifications We Desire

  • PhD in Operations Research, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Knowledge of DOD, NNSA, and IC functions, missions, and needs.
  • Experience with performance reviews, ranking, and salary management processes.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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