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Associate Program Leader for Cyber Physical Systems Assurance - Active Security Clearance Required

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 09/13/2023

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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 essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$198,630- $255,060 annually

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 an Associate Program Leader (APL) for Cyber Physical Systems Assurance. You will have responsibility for leading the growth, development and execution of a portfolio of work focused on the intersection of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, with specific emphasis on software assurance and cyber-physical modeling and simulation. You will be a key member of the Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience Program management team and will be expected to contribute broadly to the leadership and strategic objectives of the program. This position will be in the Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Program within the Global Security Principal Directorate's Energy and Homeland Security (E) Program. While this position is funded in part by Global Security, the majority of your assignment will be funded through direct programmatic work.

In this role, you will

- Provide direction and technical leadership to the portfolio to ensure excellence in execution of technical work in the program.  Maintain and ensure quality standards for deliverables, publications and presentations.  Manage the portfolio to achieve established goals and objectives within schedule and budget constraints.  

- Develop and drive new Cyber Physical Systems Assurance program growth opportunities through interactions with current and potential sponsors and the development of research proposals.  Utilize technical expertise to attract and retain projects, programs and funding.

- Develop an integrated strategy for the Cyber Physical Systems Assurance portfolio that leverages the strengths of the Laboratory and is consistent with the broader goals of the Cyber and Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) and E Programs.  Actively participate in strategic planning for the CIR Program.

- Attract, retain, and develop high quality staff to support the portfolio of projects in collaboration with counterparts, management and matrix organizations.

- Increase the visibility and impact of LLNL by leveraging existing technology, programs, resources and partnerships to develop new capabilities, new applications or discoveries, resulting in new opportunities.

- Cultivate, grow and strengthen engagement with current and potential sponsors, industrial and academic partners, technology leaders, and other stakeholders.  Enhance the visibility of LLNL work through engagement in appropriate venues and promote LLNL skills, expertise and technologies.

- Work closely with the CIR Program Leader to ensure coordination across the program. Interface with organization both within LLNL and at other national laboratories and partners, representing LLNL at meetings that require coordination for projects within the CIR Program.

- Perform other duties as assigned.


- This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top-Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Please note that your current active Q or Top-Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top-Secret Clearance.

- Master’s degree in engineering, physical science or computer science, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.

- Significant experience leading the application and development of principles, theories and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion in one or more of the following areas: infrastructure resilience, modeling and simulation, software assurance, systems analysis, data analytics, cyber security.

- Significant experience successfully growing programs through proposal writing and sponsor engagement.

- Significant experience managing and leading a multidisciplinary team, motivating and collaborating with other personnel in achieving project objectives.

- Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with other laboratories and outside organizations.

- Ability to develop and articulate strategic direction and value propositions.

- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors regarding technical information and progress within the program.

- Ability to travel for sponsor and customer interaction.

Qualifications We Desire

- Experience working with Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, the Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

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 an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret Clearance. 

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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