Sandia National Laboratories Manager, Advanced Simulation and Computing Program Office (1150) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Manager to serve as the action officer working directly with the ASC program deputy on all activities associated with ASC program management.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the ASC program deputy and the ASC program executive to manage Sandia’s ASC program
  • Work with Sandia’s NW program (including SWPR and WS&T) to identify program requirements
  • Support Sandia’s involvement in the national computing strategy, including exascale computing
  • Coordinate planning activities, including strategic planning and annual project planning
  • Help establish program directions
  • Manage program communications with HQ and within Sandia
  • Lead ASC efforts to implement program and project management practices consistent with practices across the laboratory
  • Manage program reporting consistent with project management practices within the laboratories


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a relevant STEM discipline
  • Eight years’ relevant experience, including five or more years in modeling and simulation, computational science or computer science
  • Research experience
  • Program or project management experience
  • Experience with nuclear weapons programs or nuclear weapons support efforts
  • Experience building and leading collaborative teams with diverse talents (management, technical, and/or administrative) toward developing and executing strategic plans
  • Experience teaming to define the strategic program directions
  • Demonstrate Sandia's corporate values
  • Current, active DOE Q clearance


  • PhD in a relevant STEM discipline
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively adapt and meet the needs of diverse audiences
  • Experience applying innovative approaches to technical problems from an Enterprise-wide perspective
  • Experience with agile management systems
  • Financial and business savvy coupled with the ability to analyze metrics
  • Strong ability to prioritize projects and make quick, sound decisions
  • Proven ability to collaborate with business and technical functions with direct responsibility for the successful resolution of complex issues
  • Integrative thinker with demonstrated ability to solve complex, multi-faceted problems with due consideration for business and strategic consequences

Department Description:

The Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program Office, Group 1150, is responsible for managing the ASC program and developing, delivering and supporting a computational simulation capability to Sandia’s nuclear weapons program. The capability includes production code, model and V&V capabilities as well as computational science, software systems, computer architectures, facilities and operations. To accomplish this mission, the program office works directly with DOE/HQ to support the national ASC program, provides an interface to Sandia’s nuclear weapons program, including other WS&T programs and the SWPR program office, and coordinates strategic planning and project and program management of the ASC program within Sandia. Two areas of immediate interest are the coordination of efforts to deliver an exascale computing capability to NW and to adapt and deploy management practices consistent with the “laboratory operating system.”

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT