Nuclear Enterprise Systems Analyst

Livermore, California, US
Mar 26, 2024
Posting live until
Apr 11, 2024

Company Description

Join 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 important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$132,810 - $204,636

$132,810 - $170,556 Annually for the SES.2 level

$159,330 - $204,636 Annually for the SES.3 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Nuclear Enterprise Systems Analyst to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver software and analytic capabilities on topics of importance to the nuclear enterprise, including infrastructure, workforce, and stockpile modeling and modernization program planning. This position supports the Associate Program Leader for Nuclear Weapons Evaluation and Planning within the Weapons Infrastructure Program and reports administratively to the Systems and Policy Analysis Group in the Computational Engineering Division (CED), within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role, you will

  • Work closely with a team of systems analysts, engineers, computer scientists, and program management to design and productionize nuclear enterprise analytics tools, including those for current stockpile modernization programs.
  • Contribute to development of mathematical models for applications in nuclear stockpile, infrastructure, and workforce domains, including code development.
  • Contribute to analysis on topics of relevance to the nuclear enterprise, including participating in engagement of stakeholders and supporting decision making.
  • Support efforts to collect, catalog, and interpret nuclear enterprise data for use in mathematical models,including population of databases and use of visualization tools.
  • Participate in the Nuclear Enterprise Working Group and engage other team members to share relevant knowledge, opinions, and recommendations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Build and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with the NNSA and DOD enterprise modeling communities, including independent engagement with relevant decision makers on analytic topics and in support of decision making.
  • Lead teams in the development of mathematical models for applications in nuclear stockpile, infrastructure,and workforce domains, including code development.
  • Develop creative program growth opportunities through interactions with current and potential sponsors and creation of proposals.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance with SCI which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Master’s degree in operations research, mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and broad experience developing software applications with either Python, Perl,Visual Basic for Applications, C++, or Java within Windows or Linux environments.
  • Experience applying analytical skills to research, interpret, analyze, compile, visualize, and present technical and business data and information.
  • Experience effectively managing concurrent technical tasks with competing priorities and meeting deadlines that are important to project success.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to prepare, present, and document technical information.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Significant experience leading and/or motivating multidisciplinary teams and collaborating.
  • Experience working as a project coordinator and/or principal investigator of projects with competing priorities,loosely defined deliverables, and high visibility.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Ph.D. in operations research, mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Familiarity with the structure of the nuclear enterprise, including the National Nuclear Security Administration and related areas of the Department of Defense.
  • Experience working with relational database languages, such as SQL, and visualization applications, such asTableau or PowerBI.
  • Experience with full stack web development.
  • Experience with big data analytics and/or working in a High-Performance Computing environment.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. Also, you must have the ability to obtain and maintain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. 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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

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