Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2

Updated: 4 months ago

What You Will Do

Help us protect not only LANL’s network applications but our Nation’s security and defense as well! Use your skills and subject matter expertise to work as an Application Security Engineer for the Network and Infrastructure Engineering division and the Engineering and Security Services group (NIE-ESS).This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the planning, research, design, and debugging of a robust security architecture and application security strategy for the LANL IT enterprise.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an inquisitive, analytical mind that constantly looks for solutions to difficult problems. They will have technical knowledge and/or experience in multiple relevant areas. Taking ownership of a task or responsibility and working it until completion in the face of many challenges is essential to being successful in this role. The candidate must also have the ability to convey complicated technology and security concepts to stakeholders at multiple levels.

  • Collaborate with software developers and various teams to integrate secure coding and application security requirements and best practices into development processes;

  • Contribute to the planning, research, design, and debugging of a robust security architecture and application security strategy for the LANL IT enterprise;

  • Evaluate new tools and techniques and propose effective solutions to cyber security issues;

  • Develop and maintain documentation that relates to architecture, configuration, procedures, or processes;

  • Provide top-tier technical support for security devices, configurations, troubleshooting, and vulnerability remediation;

  • Resolve security related issues with web servers (i.e. Apache, OHS, NGINX, IIS) and application servers (.NET, Weblogic, Tomcat); and,

  • Participate in integrating complex security solutions into enterprise architecture and workflows.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of secure coding and application security best practices and the software development lifecycle.

  • Thorough knowledge of the application security threat landscape including vulnerabilities, threats, and exposures

  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, modifying, testing, and debugging software to securely meet customer requirements.

  • Strong analytical, documentation, communication, and teaming skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in security operations and/or incident response

  • Experience with network protocols and network architecture

  • IDS/IPS, ADCs, NGFWs, or other enterprise-grade security solutions.

  • Enterprise-grade tools for event analysis and correlation.

  • Experience with Identity & Access management

  • Automation and scripting with Python, Perl or similar languages.

  • Security and compliance for federal agencies.

  • Knowledge of DevSecOps, DevOps, Red Team, Blue Team concepts.

  • Knowledge of security frameworks and project management methodologies.

  • Active DOE Q clearance or Department of Defense (DoD) Top Security clearance.

Education Required: Typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Notes to Applicants

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses each minimum job requirement in order to be considered.

  • Applicants may be required to participate in on-call support or scheduled work outside normal business hours

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.

As a member of the cybersecurity technical staff at LANL, you will have the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of cyber security, while enjoying the unique opportunities provided by LANL’s location. You will work under the Network and Infrastructure Engineering (NIE) division supporting a computing environment scaling from “desktop to teraflops,” a diverse and challenging network environment unavailable anywhere else.

Within NIE, the Engineering and Security Services (NIE-ESS) group is responsible for LANL's classified and unclassified institutional network services and for the security of our network infrastructure. NIE-ESS cyber security services include computer security incident response, network anomaly and intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment and mitigation, and network firewalls.

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Contact Details
Contact Name Gonzales, Andrea Jo
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC78974
Organization Name NIE-ESS/ Engineering & Security Services
Minimum Salary 81600
Maximum Salary 133400
Req ID: IRC78974
Category: Information Technology

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