Sandia National Laboratories R&D, Computer Science (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Computer scientists and engineers at Sandia work on a variety of projects that range from research to full life-cycle product development and support. For example, their research activities cover both "bits and bytes" operating systems-level research and leading-edge information technology research in areas such as distributed computing, intelligent agents, and network security. To support Sandia's national security missions, our computer scientists also conduct research in enabling technologies — including meshing, simulation frameworks, and visualization — and key application areas, such as shock physics and electrical-device modeling.

Computer scientists also create prototypical applications, service-oriented architecture solutions, and web-based corporate applications. In addition to developing and testing software for embedded and real-time systems, our computer scientists design and build information systems that transform raw data into crucial knowledge for decision makers.

Key areas for computer scientists and engineers at Sandia:

  • Advanced software research & development
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Computational science and mathematics
  • High-performance computing
  • Visualization and scientific computing
  • Advanced computer architectures and systems
  • Algorithms and solvers for massively parallel processing computing
  • Service-oriented architecture
  • Cyber security

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, or a related field plus four years of relevant experience; or graduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, or a related field


  • Experience with web-based application development and Javascript/HTML
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture (SOA), including design and development of software services
  • Experience with 3D game development, augmented reality or virtual reality content creation
  • Experience leading technical projects, or experience with agile project execution
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrate strong strategic thinking skills, and ability to see and convey the big picture; critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving; ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast-paced, customer-focused operation; teaming; self-starting; excellent listening and communication skills
  • Experience in software design and development using Java, C++, or C#; including proficiency in objected-oriented design and development
  • Working knowledge/experience with enterprise application development using Java Enterprise Edition
  • Experience in developing and provisioning services and resources using a virtualization infrastructure
  • Experience with detection, tracking, and classification algorithms
  • Experience with MATLAB or other numerical computing platform

Department Description:

The position posted is intended to fill multiple positions across the laboratory.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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

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