Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Engineering Analyst

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Global Security
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 104571
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3) / Science & Engineering MTS 4 (SES.4)
Date Posted: December 05 2018

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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 engineering analyst to join an interdisciplinary team conducting analysis of foreign ballistic missile and other advanced conventional weapons systems and their implications for the national security interests of the United States. You will apply a combination of technical expertise, critical thinking, and in-depth analysis of complex information from all sources to provide threat assessments in support of customer objectives and mission. This position is programmatically within Global Security Principal Directorate’s Z Program and administratively will report to the payroll supervisor of the hiring organization.

This position will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Under limited direction, conduct independent research on a broadly defined set of sensitive, politically significant national security topics, to include ballistic missile, advanced conventional weapons and related emerging technologies.
- Use independent judgment to contribute to the development of a focused national security research program in assigned areas that address key science and technology and policy questions.  Research, prioritize, and validate information related to relevant national security topics; maintain an awareness of relevant current events and information in assigned areas.
- Collaborate with research and development teams to support the development and implementation of innovative computer technologies.
- Identify priorities, define problems, propose analysis methodologies, collect and organize data, and write threat assessments in support of sponsor and other stakeholder objectives.
- Prepare and present assessments, verbal briefings, and other products that communicate the findings from analytical research studies in accordance with the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) analytic tradecraft standards and requirements.  Interface with program sponsors and Intelligence Community (IC) stakeholders, and contribute to project and organizational goals.
- Provide solutions to complex, loosely defined problems using in-depth analysis and the creative use of innovative methods in collaboration with scientists and researchers across a variety of technical disciplines.
- Contribute to intelligence-related organizational objectives by providing input on technical issues for presenting in-depth analysis to sponsors and consumers, traveling as necessary.
- Maintain required security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analyst’s direct control.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- Represent the organization as the primary technical contact on multiple intelligence related tasks and large projects, working effectively with conflicting priorities.
- Contribute advanced subject matter knowledge on national security issues to inform the development of strategies and plans to meet programmatic objectives, providing strategic technical advice to management and/or external customers.
- Create innovative analytical frameworks and evaluate competing characteristics to determine solutions that most effectively meet stakeholder objectives; provide decision insight to customers and stakeholders in highly complex problem areas.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical sciences, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant professional experience, and demonstrated ability to perform independent work.
- Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: solid rocket motor propulsion, liquid missile engine propulsion, aerospace reentry systems, aerospace guidance, navigation and control (GNC) systems, or other relevant discipline.
- Advanced understanding and significant experience with the scientific and technological issues associated with these national security areas.
- Understanding of artificial intelligence and knowledge management concepts.
- Knowledge and experience as a project coordinator or principal investigator of projects with competing priorities and loosely defined deliverables.
- Significant experience collaborating with other personnel in achieving project objectives; demonstrated strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully.
- Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, reason effectively under loosely defined objectives, coordinate work load on multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines with conflicting priorities.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment; author intelligence analyses; and present and explain technical information to external sponsors and customers, and provide advice to management.
- Ability to travel off-site, including potentially internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.

In Addition at the SES.4 Level
- MS degree in engineering, physical sciences, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant professional experience and demonstrated ability to lead the application and development of principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion. 
- Significant experience and subject matter expert knowledge  of highly advanced concepts in one or more of the following areas: solid rocket motor propulsion, liquid missile engine propulsion, aerospace reentry systems, aerospace guidance, navigation and control, or other relevant discipline.
- Proven success delivering expert level, high-quality, impactful technical products; significant experience successfully managing and leading multidisciplinary project teams with expert verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams, and advise and influence senior management and external sponsors.

Desired Qualifications
- Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience working within or with the intelligence, military, or policy making communities analyzing national security issues to include one or more of the following topics: foreign nuclear weapon programs, cyber, space, or emerging technologies.
- Demonstrated publication record in a relevant national security issue area.

 

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.  Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.  Please note that your current active Q or Top Secret clearance with DOE or another agency does not guarantee DOE SCI access approval; if you are denied access, you may be subject to reinvestigation of your existing Q or Top Secret clearance.
 
 

 

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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