Missile Analyst

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Engineering Analysts to join an interdisciplinary team conducting analysis of foreign ballistic missiles and other advanced conventional weapons systems and their implications for the national security interests of the United States. You will apply a combination of technical expertise, critical thinking, and in-depth analysis of information from all sources to provide threat assessments in support of customer objectives and mission. These positions may occasionally require off-site travel, including domestic and international, for sponsor and customer interaction as needed. The positions are programmatically within Global Security Principal Directorates Z Program and administratively will report to the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.3 or SES.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Independently under minimal direction, conduct research on a broadly defined set of complex, sensitive, politically significant national security topics, to include ballistic missile development/production, aerospace systems, advanced conventional weapons systems and related technologies and maintain awareness of relevant current events and information in assigned areas.
- Use independent judgment to contribute to the development of a focused national security research program in assigned areas that address complex key science and technology and policy questions, identifying priorities, defining problems, and proposing analytic methodologies.
- Identify priorities, define complex problems, propose analysis methodologies, collect and organize data, and write assessments in support of sponsor and other stakeholder objectives.
- Prepare intelligence assessments that adhere to intelligence community analytic standards.
- Present analytic findings as verbal briefings to sponsors and other stakeholders.
- Contribute to the development of new program opportunities, including the definition and development of research proposals and interaction with potential sponsors and customers.
- Maintain required security in a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment for information that is under the analysts direct control.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Represent the organization as the primary technical contact and subject matter expert on multiple highly complex intelligence related tasks and large projects, working effectively with conflicting priorities.
- Contribute substantial subject matter knowledge on national security issues to inform the development of strategies and plans to meet programmatic objectives.
- Create innovative analytical frameworks and evaluate competing characteristics to determine solutions that most effectively meet stakeholder objectives; provide decision insight to customers and stakeholders in highly complex problem areas.

- Bachelors degree in engineering, physical sciences, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant prior relevant professional experience and demonstrated ability to perform independent work.
- Advanced and/or significant knowledge in one or more of the following areas: solid rocket motor propulsion, liquid rocket motor propulsion, liquid/solid propellant production, aerospace reentry systems, aerospace guidance, navigation and control (GNC) systems, or other relevant discipline.
- Significant experience working with multidisciplinary teams in achieving complex project objectives; demonstrated strength in partnering with outside organizations successfully.
- Significant experience working effectively under deadlines, reasoning effectively under broadly defined objectives and limited information, coordinating workload on multiple complex projects simultaneously, and meeting deadlines with conflicting priorities.
- Experience working across organizational work units, utilizing effective teamwork and customer service skills.
- Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment, author complex technical analyses, and present technical information to external sponsors and customers.
- Ability to travel off-site, including potentially internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.

In Addition, at the SES.4 Level
- Masters degree in engineering, physical sciences, related field or the equivalent combination of education and significant previous and relevant professional experience.
- Ability to lead the application and development of highly complex principles, theories, and concepts in a creative and innovative fashion.
- Proven success delivering expert level, high-quality, impactful technical products of high complexity; substantial experience successfully managing and leading multidisciplinary project teams; expert verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate with internal and external teams and advise and influence senior management and external sponsors.

Desired Qualifications
- Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience working within/with space or missile development companies and/or the intelligence community analyzing national security issues to include one or more of the following topics: foreign ballistic missile programs, space, or emerging technologies.
- Experience supporting or working with the intelligence community and/or U.S. military.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External 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.

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 willinitiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This listing has mulltiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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