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Computation NIFC Division Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Management
Job ID: 103756
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Division Leader within the National Ignition Facility Computing Division (NIFC). You will partner with the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Principal Directorate to meet the computational needs of their organization. You will be a member of the NIF&PS management team and will use knowledge of the program to help guide strategic planning within the Computation Directorate. You will be responsible for providing management oversight and leadership, recruiting, workforce planning, performance and salary management activities for the Division, specifically in areas of interest to NIF&PS. This position is funded at 50% time and you will be required to secure the remaining 50% funding in the form of another assignment ideally in support of NIF&PS mission. This position is in the Computation Directorate.
Essential Duties

- Provide leadership and technical direction to effectively manage the Division's diverse scientific and technical staff leaders in support of Division and Program goals.
- Represent the Division and Directorate in interactions with NIF&PS and actively participate in Programmatic and Computation Directorate planning.
- Establish and maintain strong working relationships between the Division and other LLNL organizations to accomplish programmatic and institutional goals.
- Develop and manage Division budget and administrative policies and ensure compliance with LLNL policy and procedures, and applicable laws and regulations.
- Oversee comprehensive performance management and evaluation of all Division staff including employee performance measures, ranking process, salary management, and career development.
- Establish strategic plans to ensure an effective system for recruiting, hiring, and retaining high quality scientific staff.
- Lead the development of new program opportunities to facilitate the transition of employees between assignments.
- Represent the Division, Directorate, and Laboratory externally by participating in professional society activities, serving on advisory boards, and presenting at conferences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other technical area, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Extensive experience managing and leading a technical organization, including knowledge of strategic planning, organizational dynamics, workforce management processes, fiscal management, and project/program management.
- Highly advanced problem solving, analytical, technical, organizational, and managerial skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions.
- Knowledge of and experience with control systems, software development, software engineering and/or engineering software.
- Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to make decisions affecting an organization’s ability to achieve its overall objectives and long-range goals.
- Expert level communication skills, both written and verbal, necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise, and influence all levels of management and staff.
- Substantial experience effectively delegating, leading, motivating, and building complex interdisciplinary teams working towards programmatic and institutional goals.

Desired Qualifications
- Advanced knowledge of control systems and/or engineering software.
- Advanced knowledge of NIF and other Programs supported by NIFC, as well as the technologies used by NIF.
- Comprehensive understanding of LLNL Programs and policies.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  None required.


Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


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