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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
California, US
Posting live until
8 Aug 2024

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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 essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$247,800 - $318,216 Annually for the SEL.5 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 Deputy Program Leader. You will be responsible for coordinating all infrastructure-related aspects of a large, complex, and transformative effort within LivIT. LLNL’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is leading a key National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) initiative to provide a classified, centralized enterprise hosting environment that will replace, enhance, and extend Enterprise Secure Network (ESN) services to include an application hosting environment, email, video teleconferencing, file management and sharing, and other collaboration services.

You will work closely with the LivIT Deputy CIO (DCIO), NNSA OCIO, and the NNSA NSE Complex representatives to define and refine requirements for the operational environment, propose technical solutions, provide program team supervision and the coordination of technical activities across the Infrastructure Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) to ensure program success. This position is funded at the 100% level by the Program. You will take programmatic direction from the DCIO and will report administratively to the Computing Directorate’s Enterprise Infrastructure Services Division Leader.

In this role you will

  • Lead the development and execution of the ESN Hub Program Plan (annual budget of $80M), providing programmatic leadership for the LLNL-led ESN modernization initiative.
  • Coordinate program-related activities with the technical points of contact for other related/dependent NNSA OCIO sponsored ESN initiatives.
  • Oversee the development and execution of integrated test planning and creation/maintenance of detailed design documentation.
  • Provide programmatic solutions to highly unusual, complex, and/or sensitive issues/technical problems where the solution path is not known ahead of time.
  • Provide leadership in support of activities required to meet programmatic goals, including staffing, procurement, and infrastructure planning, and providing oversight of infrastructure-related operational activities.
  • Collaborate with NNSA mission stakeholders to identify long-term strategic and operational opportunities to address emerging technological challenges in the execution of the NNSA mission while carefully balancing mission and cyber risk.
  • Be responsible for ensuring appropriate elements of communication, project management, risk management, and technical rigor are applied to ensure accountability and quality of products delivered in compliance with all ES&H regulations, good business practices, diversity, and equal opportunity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field, or equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  • Extensive experience in the development and execution of formal software and infrastructure testing.
  • Extensive experience with staffing and budgetary planning for medium- to large-scale IT-related projects.
  • Expert leadership and team-building skills with the demonstrated ability to lead collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams to achieve their objectives and foster team motivation.
  • Expert experience delivering complex, high-quality products in a timely manner to a sponsor/end user.
  • Extensive experience in complex project conceptualization and execution.
  • Expert-level written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate, and negotiate, and explain, present, and advise senior management, customers, and sponsors on highly complex technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Extensive experience collaborating with external sponsors in the areas of project management and design review.

Additional Information


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 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.

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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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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LLNL digital

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism, to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.

Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees

Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
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Closing date
All year round


Company info
7000 East Avenue
CA 94550
United States

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