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Digital Engineering Software Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) Hybrid

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693511

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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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you intrigued by Digital Engineering and transforming the way we design products? Do you see the value in an integrated digital approach that uses a digital thread to connect authoritative sources of system data and models to create a continuum across fields to support lifecycle activities? Are you passionate about customer collaboration and being part of a stellar team that works together to develop innovative solutions in support of national security? Then join our dynamic team as a software Solutions Architect that is building the Digital Engineering Ecosystem of the future for Sandia!

On any given day, you may be called upon to:

  • Develop solutions to complex problems requiring creativity and in-depth analysis of architectures, structures, and/or data for integration and tool interoperability with the Sandia digital thread technology for ND tools including DOORS, CAMEO, GENESYS, PDMLink, and CREO

  • Support development of mappings and ontologies for customer technologies to enable integration with the Sandia site digital thread platform

  • Meet with customers – internal and/or external to Sandia – to determine digital thread engineering requirements and use technical software concepts to incorporate these requirements into solutions that involve commercial-off-the-shelf, open source, or internally developed domain options

  • Partner with software developers, system administrators, and technical SMEs to resolve technical issues

  • Develop and support project documentation, marketing, training, budget, schedules, and resource utilization on projects

  • Integrate strategic thinking into the formulation of solutions and capabilities to ensure that long-term objectives and impacts are factored into the design process

    This position is eligible for part-time telecommuting. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 40-90% of the time.

Salary Range:

$81,900 - $157,500

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a relevant technical field or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

  • Knowledge and experience in software design, computer science, information technology systems and/or other related disciplines

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a relevant technical field

  • Active DOE Q level security clearance

  • Experience in mechanical or electrical design, computer science, digital engineering methodologies, ontologies

  • Excellent knowledge of ongoing trends in the information systems field and the ability to understand and work with new and emerging technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer science principles dealing with complexity, scalability, robustness, integrity, correctness, and protocols

  • Formal training, or equivalent experience, in information systems engineering, preferably including containerization and data visualization

  • Ability to work closely with customers and suppliers to define expectations and mutual responsibilities.

  • Ability to model behaviors that reflect Sandia's core values

  • Understanding of client/server, web-based, and server-side computing architectures

  • Experience deploying system updates, identifying/fixing production issues, and implementing software integrations

  • Experience using version control tools such as Git in a configuration-controlled software development environment

  • Experience using CI/CD tools such as Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, GitLab, GitHub, or Docker

  • Experience designing and implementing SQL and/or NoSQL databases as well as an understanding and experience with query languages and data mining tools for database interaction and multi-source data integration

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, or other processes including XP, test driven development, continuous integration

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose

About Our Team:

The Digital Thread Engineering team in Organization 292 is responsible for designing, developing, testing, qualifying, and producing the Digital Thread Tool Interoperability platform for Sandia National Labs and also for integration with the NSE Enterprise-level Digital Engineering architecture. Our Digital Thread Engineering team partners closely with the other organizations in 290 including the Virtual Technologies and Engineering, Data Engineering & Analytics, and Model Based Systems Engineering teams as well as with ND Modernization programs, ASC, and PRIDE. The team also partners across NSE (LANL, LLNL, NSC-KC, Pantex, etc.) and DoD sponsors.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693511

Job Family: IT

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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