Los Alamos National Laboratory Test Data Analysis Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

This position will be filled at either the R&D; Engineer 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.

We are seeking an engineer with strong programming skills and experience with experimental test data to join the weapons test data analysis team. Our mission is to integrate weapons measurement data and employ those data to provide accurate, timely, data‐driven products in support of the annual assessment and stockpile modernization missions. The team develops and maintains the Echo data analysis software package, which is an object-oriented, MATLAB-based analysis environment that serves as our primary tool to execute our test data analysis mission.

R&D; Engineer 2 ($87,800 - $144,800) The selected candidate will:

  • Distill data, aggregate information, and deliver products to customers in a transparent manner

  • Work with system and test engineers to develop test environments

  • Perform data quality reviews and ensure that all test data collected for the weapons mission is readily available in a central repository

  • Apply expertise to provide solutions for both directed and exploratory data analysis questions

  • Contribute to a collaborative code base of data analysis tools

  • Conduct peer review of other analysts’ results

R&D; Engineer 3 ($96,600 – $161,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the R&D; Engineer 3 will be required to:

  • Provide technical leadership to members of an analysis team

  • Interface with customers

  • Engage in strategic planning to pursue new streams of W/Q relevant data

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

R&D; Engineer 2:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with one or more of the following:

  • Object-oriented programming

  • Signal processing

  • Time and frequency domain analysis

  • Statistical analysis

  • Application experience analyzing test data (especially multi-dimensional test data )

  • Experience specifying data acquisition equipment or instrumentation requirements

  • Demonstrated, successful experience working in an integrated team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in an environment of shifting priorities

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and external customers

Additional Job Requirements for R&D; Engineer 3:

In addition to the job requirements outlined above, qualifications at the R&D; Engineer 3 level requires:

  • Extensive development experience with object-oriented programming

  • Demonstrated expertise in digital signal processing through work experience or record of publication

  • Demonstrated experience with algorithms development and commensurate experience with applied computing to process, analyze, and interpret data

  • Demonstrated experience with management of large data set

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with MATLAB environment is strongly desirable

  • Experience with version control systems (e.g. Git)

  • Experience with modeling and simulation

  • Experience reading and working with drawings

  • Working knowledge of nuclear weapons and the U.S. stockpile

  • Active Q Clearance

Education:R&D; Engineer 2: Typical requirement is a BS, MS or PhD in engineering from an Accreditation Board or Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program. A BS and 5 years of experience or an advanced degree is required. Advanced degrees in engineering or similar technical fields are strongly preferred.

R&D; Engineer 3: Typical requirement is an advanced degree in engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university program and 5 years of experience or a PhD and 2 years of experience.

Notes to Applicants:For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of 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 northern New Mexico, 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.

Weapon Stockpile Modernization Division (Q Division) provides systems engineering and program management to develop and field qualified engineering solutions to improve the safety, reliability and security of our Nation's nuclear stockpile throughout the weapon life cycle. Q Division is responsible for leadership of activities in LANL weapons program life extension and alternation projects, as well as in projects to increase technological options for customers’ future stockpile requests or needs.

The Q-14 group is responsible for execution of experimental tests in support of our weapon systems. Environments include thermal, shock, vibration, rotation, force loads, strain, and pressure. The group utilizes many specialized testing facilities and equipment to accomplish the required testing environments including but not limited to electrodynamic shakers, thermal chambers, load frames, drop towers, centrifuges, blast tubes, digital image correlation, etc.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-5993

Contact Name: Vonharders, Jeremy E

Organization Name: Q-14/Weapons Test Engineering

Email: jeremyv@lanl.gov

Job Title: Test Data Analysis Engineer (R&D; Engineer 2/3)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC64903