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Shot Data Systems Section Lead

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 05/11/2022

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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.

Job Description

We have an opening for the Shot Data Systems Section Lead at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). You will lead a team of software engineers responsible for the tools used to propose, plan, define, and analyze results from experiments on the NIF, manage the configuration and operational workflows of the NIF, and support the optics lifecycle and target fabrication enterprises at the NIF.  This position is in the NIF Computing (NIFC) Division in the Computation Directorate, matrixed to the NIF Shot Data Systems section.

Business needs dictate that this position requires an on-site presence multiple days a week. Therefore, telecommuting options will be limited.

In this role you will 

  • Provide strategic vision for the user software tools needed to navigate the NIF experiment lifecycle and guide the development priorities of the Shot Data Systems section based on programmatic stakeholders needs as well as relevant trends in software development methodologies and capabilities.
  • Responsible and accountable for section budget planning, management and oversight, high-level goal setting, and strategic and succession planning efforts on long range goals, in collaboration with NIF&PS management.
  • Communicate status and operational updates through routine interactions with the NIF senior management team, NIF User Office, Operations staff, and the NIF user community including scientists and subject matter experts, regarding current and planned tools and capabilities.
  • Provide leadership, supervision, mentoring and technical guidance to section members in the safe and secure execution of their work scope.
  • Lead the definition, creation, and simplification of NIF experiment lifecycle workflows and processes, including the integration of data elements that support them.
  • Actively encourage and oversee excellent engineering practices and standards among section members, with emphasis on maintainable software system design and efficient development lifecycles.
  • Provide off hours support including weekends and troubleshooting assistance to the NIF user community and the NIF IT team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

  • 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 the time of hire.
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Subject matter expert level knowledge and extensive experience of the tools that support the NIF experiment lifecycle such as the Shot Configuration Tool suite, Shot Analysis and Visualization tools, or Facility configuration tools.
  • Experience managing and leading a medium sized (greater than 5 developers) group or team of software developers including responsibility for budget or procurements and schedule adherence. 
  • Expert analytical skills necessary to analyze complex situations, requirements, processes and dataflows to define solutions and drive them through to implementation and acceptance testing.
  • Extensive experience with the NIF software development lifecycle, operations problem tracking, work authorization processes and configuration management.
  • Extensive experience leading a diverse development team including mentoring and coaching, dealing with interpersonal relationships and providing both positive and negative feedback.
  • Substantial experience providing effective customer support in a diverse user community with widely varying levels of computer literacy.
  • Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, influence, and advise varied internal and external audiences including senior management and sponsors.

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

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

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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