Application Software Developer (Software Developer 1/2)

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos, NM (30+ days ago)4.3

Organization NameNEN-3/International Threat Reduction
What You Will Do

The International Threat Reduction Group (NEN-3) Application and Modeling Development team is responsible for developing creative and innovative software solutions in support of Global Security missions with a focus on software engineering, data management, 3D modeling and virtual reality environments. The AMD team provides an extensive skillset in a collaborative effort to meet the needs of a broad and diverse customer base including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, International Atomic Energy Agency, various partner laboratories, and internal LANL organizations. In this important role the Application Software Developer will collaborate with other engineering disciplines, program participants, sponsors, and computer scientists to develop immersive tools, information systems, and applications that are essential to executing our missions. Keeping up-to-date on emerging technologies and tools will be encouraged.

This position will be filled at either a Software Developer level 1 or level 2, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a higher-level position, and additional job responsibilities will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Software Developer 1 ($60,400 - $95,900) will be expected to:
Work as a team member to design and maintain several models, simulation tools, and databases developed to address nuclear and physical security threats
Use C#, ASP.NET Core, MVC, Javascript, HTML5, SQL
Work with customers to understand requirements, translate procedures and processes into an underlying data structure, implement a GUI, and train end users
Successfully work within the constraints of a secure environment
Software Developer 2 ($72,500 - $118,200)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Software Developer 2 will:

Investigate, design, document, and implement new hardware and software to improve the design of existing systems
Mentor other team members working on your project
Provide input and new ideas for proposals
Interact with a variety of stakeholders, including high-level programmatic customers and program managers, as well as technical experts and business analysts
Occasionally travel to sponsor visits and demos
What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
Familiarity with C#, ASP.NET Core, MVC, Javascript, HTML5, or SQL
Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Self-motivated team player
A relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to obtain a Q Clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship.
Software Developer 2

In addition to the requirements outlined above, the Software Developer 2 requires:

Demonstrated experience developing applications with C#, ASP.NET Core, MVC, Javascript, HTML5, SQL
Experience debugging, trouble-shooting, and diagnosing problems
Demonstrated commitment to quality and excellence as evidenced by exemplary work products.
A relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in interacting with customers

Desired Skills:
Experience with Virtual Reality in Unity3D
Experience in a web structural framework such as Angular, React, or Razor
Experience as a full stack developer with .Net or SQL
Demonstrated strong work ethic with a willingness to work to meet critical deadlines, requiring flexible work hours, occasional travel, and a positive attitude
Interest in mentoring colleagues and students
A basic understanding of database concepts, including document-based data systems
Active DOE Q clearance.
Notes to Applicants: Along with a resume, a detailed cover letter addressing each of the requirement and desired skills listed is required.

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 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.
Appointment TypeRegular Regular Minimum Salary Maximum Salary