Los Alamos National Laboratory Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The selected candidate will work on the network security architecture as a member of the NIE-ESS network and computer security teams, who are responsible for computer security incident response, penetration testing, vulnerability scanning and mitigation, security tool development and support, and LANL’s network security architecture.

This position will be filled at either the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 ($72,500 - $118,200)

  • Participates in the planning, research, and design of a robust security architecture for the LANL IT enterprise.

  • Evaluates new tools and techniques, and applies solutions to cyber security issues.

  • Assists in the design, development, modification, configuration, and debugging of cyber protections and analysis tools.

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 ($80,100 - $131,000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 will be expected to:

  • Work on more complex cyber security issues and propose effective solutions.

  • Contribute to establishing direction and milestones for the cybersecurity architecture and to designing, developing, modifying, and debugging cyber protections and analysis tools.

  • Interact with senior internal and external personnel; coordinate and collaborate with personnel from NNSA and other Laboratories.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the cyber security environment, including cyber security concepts, compliance, and certification.

  • Knowledge of and experience with the threat landscape including vulnerabilities, threats, and exposures.

  • Knowledge of and experience with cyber security protections, software, and services.

  • Strong analytical, documentation, communication, and teaming skills.

Additional Job Requirements for Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2:

In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 level requires:

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with all aspects of the cyber security environment.

  • Thorough technical knowledge of classic and contemporary cyber threats and vulnerabilities and cyber security protections, software, and services.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with network protocols, defense architectures, and security controls.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of WAFs, IDS/IPS, ADCs, NGFWs, or other enterprise-grade security solutions.

  • Experience with enterprise-grade tools for event analysis and correlation.

  • Experience with automated analysis and scripting with Python, Perl or similar languages.

  • Knowledge of security and compliance for federal agencies

  • Experience with application security practices and software development lifecycle

  • Advanced knowledge of security frameworks and project management methodologies.


  • Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1 typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical field and a minimum of 2 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2 typically requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in a technical field and a minimum of 4 years’ related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level post graduate work may be expected

Notes to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meeting the qualifications for the position.

Additional Details:

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.

*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. See DOE 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:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in the beautiful mountains of northern New Mexico near Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

As a member of the cybersecurity technical staff at LANL, you will have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of cyber security, while enjoying the unique opportunities provided by LANL’s location. You will work in the Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division supporting a computing environment scaling from “desktop to teraflops,” a diverse and challenging network environment unavailable anywhere else.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: NIE-ESS/Engineering & Security Services

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Cybersecurity Technical Staff 1/2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65140