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Data Center Specialist 2/3 with Security Clearance at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Data Center Specialist 2/3 with Security Clearance

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM (Onsite) Full-Time
What You Will Do The High-Performance Computing Division's (HPC) mission is to provide production high performance computing systems to the Laboratory. Our work spans the early phases of development, acquisition, and production readiness of HPC platforms and continues to the maintenance and operation of these systems and facilities in which they are housed. Our portfolio also includes research and development of new technology and applications in high-performance computing. The successful candidate should have a comprehensive understanding and wide application of operational activities and systems related to the operation and maintenance of High-Performance Computing (HPC) Data Centers. This includes the operation of existing data centers; involvement in the planning and determination of both design specifications and performance requirements of new or upgraded state-of-the-art data centers that will serve the growing needs of the Laboratory for modeling and simulation; safety/authorization/compliance basis; health, safety and environmental management; security; quality assurance and work control; equipment engineering; maintenance management; waste management; inventory control, materials purchasing, and packaging/ shipping/receiving activities; and document control/records management. This position will be filled at the DCS 2/DCS 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level. Data Center Specialist 2 ($90,000 - $147,100) * Assist in the management of data centers which house the Laboratory's HPC infrastructure and supercomputing systems for the Advanced Simulation and Computing and the Institutional Computing programs.
* Assists in performing periodic reviews and assessments to ensure facility systems are operating properly and are being maintained within required limits.
* Work under guidance of more senior personnel while supporting data center electrical and mechanical systems.
* Assist with the analysis and issue resolution in regard to power and cooling systems serving HPC systems.
* Respond to facility emergencies both during normal work hours and outside of regular business hours.
* Coordinate equipment shutdowns, upgrades, return to service, and/or installations.
* Monitor the operation of electrical and mechanical equipment supporting the facility and its critical operations.
* Assist with the preparation and/or review of lock-out/tag-out plans that ensure specific instructions for the isolation, containment, and/or de-energization of various mechanical and electrical sources according to established procedures and facility guidelines.
* Perform duties consistent with LANL's commitment to a secure, safe and healthy work environment.
* Work occasional weekends, holidays, and overtime as required and be "on call" on a rotational schedule of 24 x 7 basis.
* Perform basic maintenance tasks to the highest caliber, which includes climb ladders, work in confined spaces, lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs., etc. Data Center Specialist 3 ($99,200 - $164,100) In addition to the duties outlined above, the HPC Data Center Specialist 3 will be required to: * Investigate mechanical needs of the data centers; make recommendations for mechanical system upgrades and modifications; and assist with the implementation of those modifications. Independent judgment and latitude should be used throughout these processes/tasks.
* Monitor the mechanical load and prepare forecasts of future loads to ensure that building systems are adequate, reliable, and meet projected computational load requirements.
* Provide input associated with the supercomputer request for purchasing (RFP) process.
* Review lock-out/tag-out plans to ensure specific instructions for the isolation, containment, and/or de-energization of various mechanical sources according to established procedures and facility guidelines.
* Develop optimal solutions to unique or complex problems with conflicting goals and objectives
What You Need Minimum Job Requirements: * Demonstrated proficiency in accurately and efficiently diagnosing and repairing mechanical and/or electrical problems on multiple systems.
* Ability and willingness to participate on call-out rotation and respond to emergency maintenance and operations calls.
* Must work well under pressure and deadline commitments and have proven history of ability to work independently and as a constructive member of a team.
* Proficiency in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
* Demonstrated ability to use cutting edge software and technology, along with a variety of hand tools.
* Ability to read, understand and follow blueprints, one-line diagrams and schematics.
* Familiarity with office productivity software such as MS Word and Excel as well as computerized machine control platforms.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Experience collaborating with all levels of organizations (i.e. operations personnel and supervisors, engineering and management staff and outside contractors).
* Ability to obtain a Q clearance. Additional Minimum Job Requirements for Data Specialist 3 * Strong knowledge and consultative experience with the Theory of HVAC and refrigeration practices.
* Strong knowledge and understanding of mechanical systems (pumps, chillers, cooling towers, BAS systems).
* Strong knowledge and experience of new technologies and comprehensive mechanical diagnostic and analytical skills.
* Familiarity with various mechanical documents, blueprints, and schematics. Education/Experience at a lower level: Position requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Education/Experience at high level: Position requires a minimum 8 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Desired Qualifications: * Familiarity with classified environments and systems.
* Ability to work on multiple projects at a time.
* Familiarity with facility monitoring systems (Environut, FMS, etc.) .
* Certification in electrical and/or mechanical HVAC Clearance Applicants must currently hold, or can obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship. Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, lifting heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs., etc. Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM. Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is a 1 year. Note to Applicants: For consideration, applications should submit a cover letter addressing how their knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the minimum requirements with a resume.
Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes: * PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
* Dental and vision insurance
* Free basic life and disability insurance
* Paid childbirth and parental leave
* Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
* Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
* Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)
* Onsite gyms and wellness programs
* Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)Additional Details Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A. 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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances. *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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer. Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status. Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements. Equal Op

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