Los Alamos National Laboratory Network Engineer (Network Professional 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Network Professional 3 or 4 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.
The Sensitive & Special Operations (SSO) Division provides a secure and compliant TS/SCI level environment for the execution of National Security programs through the use of classified networks and systems. The Special Security IT & Cyber Operations group (SSO-3) currently manages several classified networks and has an ongoing commitment to provide desktop, server, and network support and services to the LANL Field Intelligence Element (FIE) and other Government agency Intelligence Community users.
We are seeking an experienced network professional to join our Enterprise operations team. The Enterprise Team operates, maintains, and refines our networks, as well as building new networks, in support of user requirements. The Network Engineer contributes to this dynamic team by:
Work to secure network architecture of LANL’s information systems
Represent the best interests of LANL/FIE and the LANL customer base
Lead the development of network solutions for evolving customer requirements
Lead the development and security of the classified DOE enterprise network
Partner with LANL/FIE IT stakeholders, IT management, and federal oversight partners to support compliant networks
Network Professional 3 $94,100 – $155,700
As network professional 3, you will be employing your technical skills to conduct network planning and management in support of cutting edge research in the national security enterprise. Employment of the latest technology in networking protocols, network encryption, Voice Over IP, and Video Teleconferencing, as well as setting up and maintaining routers, switches and firewalls will be integral activities. Documentation of network architecture will be expected, as well as adhering to change management processes. Network engineers must be detail oriented and have an in-depth knowledge of all LAN/WAN/Enterprise network hardware and protocols, as well as routing and switching operations. Oversee diagnosis and troubleshooting activities to resolve technical problems. Perform system administration functions necessary to support day-to-day operations. Your work will directly enable the intelligence community to fulfill It’s mission.
Network Professional 4 $103,500 – $172,800
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level your leadership and management skills will be utilized to architect new network solutions to maintain pace with customer needs, and improvements in security and technology. Personal initiative, dynamic problem solving skills, as well as leadership of a diverse team will be necessary for success at this level. Independent refinement of operational requirements into network architectures through iterative design, implementation, and configuration will be part of the daily duties for this position. Integration with the overall DOE Enterprise network will be part of your daily duties. Enforcement of cybersecurity policies and running basic diagnostics for network health will be expected. Communication skills are a must, as is a forward looking and thinking attitude.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Proven experience in designing and implementing complex, heterogeneous networks in classified environments.
Extensive experience in VOIP and VTC technologies.
Advanced technical knowledge of contemporary network design principles
Understanding of industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to network security.
Significant experience with routing techniques and protocols, including BGP, OSPF etc.
Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible
CCNP Collaboration OR
CCNP Data Center OR
CCNP Enterprise OR
CCNP Security OR
CCNP Service Provider OR
Proven ability to exercise sound judgement and communicate cyber methodologies, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Demonstrated effective team member skills to foster cooperation and professionalism to achieve customer satisfaction and mission execution.
Proven effective written and oral communication skills.
Education/Experience at lower level :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, applicable advanced vendor and/or professional certification is desirable.
Additional Job Requirements for Network Professional 4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Expert knowledge of networking in classified environments
Experience composing complex network architectures, to include cyber security controls
Advanced knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: computer science, information security, networking
Demonstrated success in supporting organizational missions through network solutions
Expert knowledge and experience with various VOIP and VTC systems
Expert knowledge of routing techniques and protocols, including BGP, OSPF etc.
Advanced xperience working with configuration tools such as Ansible
Communication Demonstrated success in taking initiative and implementing process improvements
Experience leading teams, problem analysis and resolution skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical issues with both technical and non-technical audiences
Education/Experience at higher level :Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected.
Advanced knowledge of institutional tools/technologies and their various applications
Advanced knowledge of DOE-IN and/or DOD and national policies related to information assurance
Technical knowledge of networking technologies and concepts
Experience with IT/cyber audits and assessments
Experience with COMSEC and TEMPEST
Master’s degree in a related technical field
Active DOE Q and TS/SCI Clearance.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM .
COVID Vaccine : The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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 .
Note to Applicants: Each applicant requires a cover letter, addressing each of the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills. Work will be performed primarily on-site at laboratory property. Duties may require work at remote locations across multiple facilities at LANL. Some travel may be required for training and certification purposes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda
Vacancy Name: IRC94815
Organization Name SSO-3/Special Security & Cyber Operations
Req ID: IRC94815
Category: Information Technology