Los Alamos National Laboratory Software Developer 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

This position will be filled at either the Software Developer 2 or 3 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.

SAE provides software development and COTS application implementation and support services for the Lab. Our mission is to “deliver reliable, secure and cost effective software and applications that meet business and operational needs in support of the LANL mission”. We collaborate closely with our customers to develop solutions and support business functions across the Lab. There are approximately 175 employees in the division who are primarily web developers, software developers, database administrators, system analysts, software quality management specialists, and students.

The selected candidate will work as an experienced Sharepoint developer to support the development and maintenance of institutional and departmental Sharepoint sites.

Software Developer 2 ($72,500 - $118,200) Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Designs, develops, modifies, tests, debugs, and evaluates software to meet functional requirements for functional areas.

  • Gathers requirements and recommends and implements solution.

  • Recommends changes in development, maintenance, and system standards.

Software Developer 3 ($87,800 - $144,800) In addition to the Software Developer 2duties outlined above, the Software Developer 3 will be required to:

  • Self-initiate work with limited supervision.

  • Use independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives.

  • Use a broad range of advanced technical skills to solve complex technical issues.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Proven software lifecycle knowledge including requirements, design, development, and testing with appropriate documentation. The work experience must show progressively increasing levels of technical skills and complexity of work.

  • Experience writing and implementing business solutions using Agile practices.

  • Experience developing solutions using Sharepoint 2010/2013 including SharePoint object model, Web Services, user controls, web parts (native and 3rd party), features, event handlers, site definitions, and page layouts.

  • Professional development experience using .NET technologies C#, VB, and ASP.

  • Experience using tools such as Visual Studio, Sharepoint Designer, Infopath, Team Source Forge, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft .NET development technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WCF, Silverlight, AJAX, CAML, XML, REST, and DOM.

  • Experience with databases such as SQL Server or Oracle.

Additional Job Requirements for Software Developer 3 In addition to the Software Developer 2duties outlined above, the Software Developer 3 will be required to:

  • Experience developing applications that utilize .NET framework for stand-alone applications.

  • Experience developing customized web parts.

  • Experience designing and implementing applications that utilize persistence layers such as SQL Server or Oracle.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and consuming web services using both REST and SOAP protocols.

  • Demonstrated experience using 3rd party JavaScript packages such as Angular, Ionic, etc.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with workflow engines and processes such as Nintex.

  • Demonstrated experience working well with customers and other stakeholders; ability to understand customer, requirements expressed in customer language, and formulate technical solutions that meet those requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience working closely with DBAs and System Administrators in the development, maintenance, and support of systems.

  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communications skills.


Software developer 2:Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Software developer 3: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: SAE-3/Site Infrastructure & Programs Software

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Software Developer 2/3

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68381