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Associate Program Leader

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Job ID: 104162
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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 an Associate Program Leader (APL). You will be responsible for the definition and delivery of business applications that exceed customer expectations and support and promote the strategy of the Livermore Information Technology (LivIT) Program. You will serve as the primary interface partner with Operations and Business (O&B) business customers facilitating the evolution of their strategy through IT business applications and will participate in advancing the strategy of the LivIT Program.  This position is in the Enterprise Applications Services Division within the Computation Directorate and in support of the LivIT Business Enablement Program Area.

Essential Duties
- Responsible for collaboration on business process roadmaps and development of IT execution strategies working with departmental and Associate Directorate (AD) level customers within the O&B Principal Associate Directorate (PAD).
- Set priorities, in collaboration with program management and business analysts, to ensure process implementation in technical solutions such as custom applications development or commercial applications selection and implementation.
- Establish and maintain a significant role in customer relationship management and business development in support of the laboratory mission.
- Provide supervision, technical leadership and direction to the BE Enterprise Resource Planning team providing systems for Business Services, Facilities & Infrastructure, and Operations management.
- Serve as subject matter expert over the application portfolio and influence various current and potential customers on recommended directions to address emerging needs and to better position LivIT for future opportunities, and partner with stakeholders internal and external to the laboratory to develop strategic government and industry partnerships that enable business functions to leverage technology and best practice.
- Interact regularly with business operations customers to understand requirements, establish deliverable’s priorities, and provide monthly status and project financial reports.
- Provide career development guidance, mentoring, and coaching to group members, including administering performance evaluations, providing regular feedback to employees and proactively addressing any issues
- Lead hiring activities including development of job postings, participation on interview panels, and on-boarding of new employees, as well as attend division meetings, conduct group meetings, contribute to strategic planning activities, and participate in the ranking and salary management processes.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience architecting enterprise solutions for IT service delivery.
- Subject matter expert knowledge and proficiency in business processes for supply chain management, asset management, facilities management, and technical information creation and publication.
- Advanced knowledge of managerial and financial practices and the ability to balance complex customer, technical and budgetary priorities to achieve desired results.
- Significant technical leadership and team building skills.
- Expert ability to approach and resolve difficult issues using creative problem-solving skills and decision-making techniques.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills required to successfully negotiate, explain and present ideas, and advise senior management and sponsors, including experience preparing and presenting IT governance proposals.
- Successful demonstration of leadership and planning skills necessary for on-time and on-budget delivery of custom software products and commercial-off-the-shelf products.
Desired Qualifications
- Proficiency with IT Systems Management (ticketing) systems
- Formal Project Management training and experience.
- Experience with the Atlassian tools suite for knowledge management, software product bug and enhancement management, and SCRUM product development and SCRUM agile software development practices.

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:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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