Information Technology Undergraduate Student

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
Job Title Information Technology Undergraduate Student
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name J-5/DARHT Physics & Pulse Power
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What You Will Do

The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J-DO) Division is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated student who is interested in working in Information Technology for the DARHT Physics, Pulsed Power, and Diagnostics (J-5) Group. J-5 is responsible for accelerator and beam physics, pulsed-power engineering, accelerator diagnostics, data acquisition, controls systems and timing systems. The successful individual will be working in information technology for the controls team maintaining window servers, NetAPP filers, Cisco switches and Windows workstations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a team environment and collaborating with all levels of personnel.

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written) and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks at once.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems.

  • Basic software and hardware troubleshooting skills.

  • Inquisitive, self-starter with a desire to research and learn new technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Practical knowledge of TCP/IP networks.

  • Experience in administrating Windows systems.

  • College courses/vendor certification in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Hyper-V and Cisco Networking.

  • Fluency in Microsoft PowerShell or other scripting.

  • Familiarity with using Windows SQL Server.

Education Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or relevant IT focused discipline. Must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours (or full-time equivalent). Must currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Notes to Applicants:  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter addressing how they meet the required and any applicable desired criteria.

Additional Details

No Clearance:  Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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.


For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.


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.

The Integrated Weapons Experiments (J) Division conducts experiments to generate high-quality data necessary to maintain a safe and reliable nuclear stockpile and to support global security. The Division fields, diagnoses, and conducts subcritical experiments, hydrodynamic tests, and focused high-explosive experiments at local firing sites and at the Nevada National Security Site. J Division also operates the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) Facility, the nation’s premier hydrodynamic testing resource. The Division continually works with the Nevada National Security Site, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, the Department of Energy, and other partners to enhance the capabilities necessary to certify and ensure the safe, secure, and reliable performance of nuclear weapons’ components, materials, and systems.


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·       From here, you will establish an account with username and password. 


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