Cloud and Application Infrastructure Systems Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, CA, USA

Full time

$124-190.9k (annually)



May 13

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

$123,960.00 - $159,168.00 Annually for the SES.2 level

$148,650.00 - $190,932.00 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.

We have an opening for a Cloud and Application Infrastructure Systems Engineer. You will architect, implement, and administer the cloud and application infrastructure required to support enterprise applications across the Laboratory’s business services and programmatic missions. This position is in the Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) Division in the Computing Directorate, supporting the LivIT Program.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level based upon 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

  • Architect and implement highly available application infrastructures required to support enterprise IT service delivery.
  • Leverage systems programming expertise to automate and manage service orchestration, monitoring, configuration management, security, and patch management of application infrastructures and services.
  • Collaborate with customers, IT managers, developers, team members, systems administrators, database administrators, and security administrators to jointly develop highly available application infrastructures & services that meet business & programmatic needs.
  • Manage systems architectures throughout their systems development lifecycles, including risk analysis, capacity planning, highly available systems architecture and design, development, quality assurance, documentation, standards enforcement, implementations and upgrades, security compliance & vulnerability remediation, and performance monitoring.
  • Operationally support application infrastructure technologies (For Example: Java Play, Oracle WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat, IIS, load balancers, API gateways, or DockerEE/AWS EKS), and various enterprise commercial off the shelf (COTs) stacks.
  • Provide superior problem remediation support within the application tier environments in support of negotiated Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).
  • Support the transition of our existing virtualized application infrastructures into containerized services to help drive configuration standardization & agility, CI/CD automation & orchestration, and security enhancement objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Responsibilities At The SES.3 Level

  • Provide solutions to complex problems that require in-depth analysis of tangible and intangible factors and the creative use of established and/or innovative methods in architecting and designing application infrastructures and services.
  • Leverage advanced subject matter expertise in one or more application infrastructure engineering areas to support the development of advanced application architectures.
  • Leverage advanced subject matter expertise in systems programming, automation, and orchestration tooling to automate the creation, configuration, and management of complex systems.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Broad experience in implementing and managing application and cloud service infrastructure; including monitoring, operational support, security, and lifecycle management.
  • Experience with systems programming and/or automation tools to create, configure, monitor, and automate the management of application infrastructures required to maintain the requisite availability and security posture of deployed services.
  • Broad experience collaborating with customers, IT managers, developers, database administrators, systems administrators, and security administrators to jointly create application infrastructure services that meet business requirements.
  • Experience with public and/or private cloud services, and UNIX and/or Windows O/S administration, security, and performance tuning.
  • Experience managing application infrastructure technologies, such as Java Play, Oracle WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat, IIS, load balancers, API gateways, or DockerEE/AWS EKS, or various enterprise commercial off the shelf (COTs) stacks.
  • Proficient communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and/or external sponsors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications At The SES.3 Level

  • Advanced experience with systems programming to create, configure, monitor, and automate the management of complex application infrastructures required to maintain the requisite availability and security posture of deployed infrastructures and associated services.
  • Significant experience architecting and managing application and cloud service infrastructures; including implementation, monitoring, operational support, security, and lifecycle management.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Management Information Systems.
  • Experience leveraging Splunk or equivalent SIEM environment to operationally manage application infrastructure services.
  • Experience working in a compliance-driven and secure environment, as well as project management experience with large, enterprise COTs application implementations.

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?

  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) - visit
  • Our core beliefs - visit
  • Employee engagement - visit

Security Clearance

This 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. 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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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.

Reasonable Accommodation

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 use our online form to submit a request.

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