Sandia National Laboratories Embedded Software Systems Design Engineer-Weapons Control (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking a Computer Systems Engineer to lead the software design and development of the Weapon Controller Unit (WCU), Weapon Controller Simulator (WCS), and weapon controller trainer for the W80-4 Program. You will lead the design and qualification activities for the WCU, WCS and trainers for delivery to the Air Force and Nuclear Security Enterprise. Your objective is to realize a robust, reliable subsystem that meets performance, schedule and cost goals. You may need to travel in this role.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Research, develop, analyze and test software and embedded systems for the W80-4 Compass System on a Chip.
- Participate in scrum planning meetings, stand-ups, sprint and iteration demos and retrospectives.
- Participate on a highly motivated and effective multidisciplinary development team.
- Engage with customers, partners, and colleagues to develop vision and technical solutions to difficult and sometimes ambiguous requirements and/or objectives.
- This position requires the ability to travel for technical interactions with the customer.
- You have an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Computer Engineering or related engineering field
- Your background includes five or more years related experience
- Your skillset includes experience with embedded C/C++ experience
- You can obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
Ideally, your background should also include:
- Familiarity and comfort working in a relatively standard Linux development environment - i.e. shell, makefiles, gcc, gdb, etc
- Familiarity with software build systems and tools
- Experience with software quality tools and processes such as linters, code documentation tools, static analyzers, dynamic analyzers, continuous integration tools, unit testing, etc
- Experience in low-level device driver development and working with hardware
- Experience in software DSP implementation
- Experience/interest in formal analysis of software / formal analysis tools
- Experience/interest in toolchain internals such as gcc/llvm
- Experience/interest in low level cross-compilation toolchain usage – linker scripts, assembly code, C library implementations, etc
- Any electrical/digital hardware knowledge is a bonus – aids in helping the hardware team with hardware/software interactions and debugging
- Any additional experience in various languages a plus – Python, Perl, shell scripts, Tcl, Assembly (esp. MIPS), etc
- Experience in high-consequence software development and the rigor that goes along with that or the ability to learn
- Willingness to work in a team-based development effort including tight integration with a hardware team
- Willingness to work in a prototyping environment – able to work with sometimes sparsely documented hardware, software, or interfaces and changing requirements
- Current and active DOE Q-level security clearance
The Digital Design & Verification Department is responsible for design, development and support of electronic subsystems that manage the arming and fuzing functions for the nuclear deterrent of this nation. Members of our team also play a key role in development, maturation, and deployment of advanced technologies for next-generation weapon systems. The department specializes in digital logic design, as well as the integrating software to control and test real-time embedded systems. Current work includes realization of five Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) that are destined for Navy and Air Force systems.
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: http://www.sandia.gov
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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.
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