Los Alamos National Laboratory Controls Software Engineer (R&D Engineer 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Accelerator Operations and Technology Division - Instrumentation and Controls group (AOT-IC) is seeking a Controls Software Engineer - LabVIEW Developer/Architect for the Controls Software team.
As a Controls Software Engineer - LabVIEW Developer/Architect the selected candidate will work primarily on the design and development of instrumentation and control systems for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) flash X-ray radiography capability at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the Advanced Sources and Detectors Project (ASD). The radiography capability is a multi-pulse linear induction accelerator called Scorpius and is expected to be commissioned at the NNSS’s U1a Complex by 2024. This is a national project led by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), as well as academic and industrial partners. The LANL ASD Technical Development office (ASD-TECH) is responsible for coordinating and executing these activities.
After the successful completion of the project activities, the successful applicant will transition to work as a member of the Controls Software Team whose primary responsibility is to support the operation of the control and data acquisition systems deployed at the LANSCE facility. The applicant will need to employ or develop knowledge and skills about control-system operational and maintenance support, which will require interacting with controls engineers, physicists, operators, instrumentation and controls technicians, and others.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to design, develop, test, debug, deploy, and maintain LabVIEW code for control system software to include writing and troubleshooting custom drivers to control various non-NI equipment using Ethernet, as well as RS485/RS232 communications.
Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD)/Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer (CLED)/ Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) or equivalent 5 years of experience developing LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW FPGA, and NI CompactRIO code.
Knowledge of C programming language or equivalent compiled text-based language.
Demonstrated experience working on medium- or large-scale projects and as a member of a team as well as working independently.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
Full-time on-site support at LANL, some travel will be required.
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship
Training/Certifications: Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD)/Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer (CLED)/ Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) or equivalent 5 years of experience developing LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW FPGA, and NI CompactRIO code.
Education: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited institution in computer science, computer engineering, electrical or controls engineering, physics or physical science, or related fields plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree or Ph.D. is preferred.
Experience with Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS), which will be used for data acquisition and archival on Scorpius.
Knowledge of Linux shell scripting and programming such as bash, python, or perl.
Experience programming control systems for Accelerator beamlines, and with beam transport systems and diagnostics in particular.
Experience developing applications to configure and collect data from high-speed digitizers.
Essential Job Functions: Reading Vision, Sitting, Standing, Climbing stairs, reaching overhead, reaching horizontally, reaching down, Typing or keyboarding, lifting 30+ pounds, working in widely ranging ambient temperatures, working overtime or irregular schedule, operation of motor vehicles, work in a noisy environment, work near electrical power supplies, work near sources of ionizing radiation, work near sources of non-ionizing radiation, and work near machinery with moving parts.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Thalacker, Lindsay K.
Vacancy Name: IRC89857
Organization Name AOT-IC/ Instrumentation & Controls
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC89857