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National Security Systems Analyst

Company: LLNL
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionJoin us and make YOUR mark on the World!Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory's mission.Job DescriptionWe are seeking highly qualified Engineers and Analysts to join our interdisciplinary team of National Security Systems Analysts supporting a variety of application areas such as Critical Infrastructure Resilience, Cyber Security, Intelligence Analysis, Energy Systems, National Security Mission Assurance, and Climate Resilience. You will apply a combination of technical depth and breadth, critical thinking, modeling and simulation, and analysis to understand complex, multi-domain problem areas and provide decision insight, communicate options and trade-offs, and facilitate the integration of new technology in support of customer missions. National Security Systems Analysts often serve to integrate across research and development teams and work directly with operational organizations. These positions are in the Computational Engineering Division (CED) within the Engineering DirectorateSelected candidates for these positions will be based in Washington, DC.These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.In this role you will

  • Develop well-defined analytical questions and plans to provide decision insights to stakeholders on complex, challenging, and ambiguous infrastructure resilience problems.
  • Lead teams to develop analytical models, tools, and frameworks to characterize and assess key infrastructure resilience-related issues, such as infrastructure interdependencies, system-level impacts from natural hazards and intelligent adversary attacks, or risk cost-benefit of various technology or operational solutions.
  • Lead teams to develop, evaluate, and apply physical and computational simulations to gain insight into complex infrastructure systems.
  • Apply technical expertise to develop innovative and creative methods that leverage tools from a breadth of established disciplines such as systems engineering, decision analysis, risk analysis, applied statistics and optimization, and other related fields.
  • Collaborate with scientists and researchers across a variety of technical disciplines.
  • Balance multiple projects/tasks and priorities of customers and partners to ensure deadlines are met, while working independently with minimal direction within the scope of the assignment.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts to internal and external stakeholders in a concise and effective way.
  • Routinely interact with technical contacts at sponsor and partner organizations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.Additional job responsibilities at the SES.4 level
    • Build, develop, and lead diverse teams of scientists and researchers from a variety of technical disciplines, such as cybersecurity, physical security, natural hazards, and infrastructure systems who conduct analysis under your direct supervision.
    • Develop internal and external networks of sponsors, collaborators, and stakeholders in these areas.
    • Serve as lead point of contact for program managers at sponsor and partner organizations.Qualifications
      • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
      • Master's degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, industrial, chemical, civil, or systems), computer sciences (data or information science), operations research, or related fields, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
      • Experience working with or for US government agencies on energy, climate, and/or security-related projects, e.g., the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Intelligence Community, and/or the Department of Defense.
      • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: infrastructure systems, energy systems, cyber security, physical security, intelligence analysis, or other related discipline.
      • Expertise in defining research questions and scoping defensible methods and approaches.
      • Experience presenting technical concepts to diverse audiences. Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and author products targeted to a variety of stakeholders.
      • Expertise in one or more of the following computational disciplines: risk analysis, decision analysis, data analytics, statistical modeling, modeling and simulation, control system design, or other related discipline.
      • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to develop creative solutions to complex problems.
      • Advanced expertise in leading diverse, technical teams to execute projects.
      • Ability to travel off-site for sponsor and customer interaction.Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level
        • Significant experience effectively managing concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities and implementing advanced research concepts in a multi-disciplinary team environment where commitments and deadlines are critical for program success.
        • Significant experience managing interactions with leadership and building relationships with diverse stakeholders.
        • Significant experience coaching or mentoring staff on project teams.Qualifications We Desire
          • Ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
          • Ph.D. degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, industrial, chemical, civil, or systems), computer sciences (data or information science), operations research, or related fields, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
          • Experience leading collaborations across government, research (university, laboratory) and/or commercial (industry) institutions.
          • Experience working in design, operations, or modeling of critical infrastructure systems, particularly transportation networks and logistics, chemical processing, water and wastewater systems, communications networks, or interdependencies among these systems.
          • Expertise with modeling and simulation or data analysis using one or more of the following programming tools: Python, Simulink, R, MATLAB, Java, or C++.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Position InformationThis is a Flexible Term appointment, which is for a definite period not to exceed six years. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained (should funding allow).Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
            • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
            • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
            • Comprehensive Benefits Package
            • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
            • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environmentLearn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site. Security ClearanceThis 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. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2. Pre-Employment Drug TestExternal 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.Equal Employment OpportunityLLNL is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing candidates and employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value and hire a diverse workforce as it is a vital component of our culture and success. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.LLNL invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.Reasonable AccommodationAt LLNL, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form. California Privacy NoticeThe California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.Videos To Watchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL8MbTLtMVI&t=30s

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