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Sandia National Laboratories Engineering Systems Integration/Implementation Professional - Nuclear Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation (Early Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


We are seeking an Engineering Systems Integration/Implementation professional to support nuclear nonproliferation and counterproliferation programs, including international methodologies for sanctions compliance, due diligence training programs for universities and industry, and analysis of academic networks engaged in cooperative R&D with foreign partners.

The position will require entry-level work within a technical science and engineering environment, working in conjunction with Sandia staff on interdisciplinary projects that involve applying integrated technical judgment, utilizing the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses about the uses and deployment of advanced technologies in support of US nonproliferation and nuclear security goals.

On any given day, the specialist will be called on to:

  • Conduct analyses in support of national and regional security programs, conduct gap analysis to discover new project needs, develop and deliver training materials in support of funded projects, and conduct research and analysis on countries and strategic commodities of programmatic interest.

  • Apply analysis of international affairs, principles of foreign relations, and scientific and engineering principles in analysis of advanced concepts and technologies for nonproliferation, due diligence programs, and international export control regimes.

  • Develop presentations and interactive exercises, and deliver trainings to foreign audiences, virtually and in-person.

The successful candidate should have familiarity with sanctions enforcement and UN Security Council Resolutions, nuclear nonproliferation and WMD issues internationally, international export control regimes, trade practices, and financial transactions. Additional desired experience could include working with international multilateral organizations including preparing papers, attending and presenting at conferences and meetings, participating in developing briefing materials, and briefing policy and technical materials to domestic and foreign participants. Preference may be given to candidates with significant experience working abroad. Candidates must possess strong teaming skills, a high level of cultural awareness, and previous international travel experience is preferred.

Some international travel will be required.


  • Advanced degree (Masters/PhD) in Science, Engineering, Law, Social Sciences, or related relevant fields

  • Ability to assist in writing funding proposals and engage with the team opportunities, needs, and gaps

  • Previous experience developing and delivering training materials

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance


  • Experience with one or more of the following:

  • sanctions compliance

  • due diligence programs

  • university/academic alliance programs

  • Previous academic or professional research on China

  • Experience working in/with international multilateral organizations

  • Cultural awareness with foreign partners, particularly in training environments

  • Knowledge of the East Asia region

  • Ability to develop and deliver training curriculum in international settings

  • Knowledge of project management

  • SharePoint literacy

  • Familiarity with Zoom, Teams, Skype for Business or other video conferencing platforms

  • Proven strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teams and as an individual

  • Proven versatility, political savvy, and high tolerance for ambiguity

    Department Description:

We build global capacity to prevent, counter, and reduce nuclear threats to US national security by addressing all proliferation phases from motivation and development to achievement and retirement. We focus on threat and gap analysis, cooperative approaches and international engagement for regionally derived dispute mitigation, education and capacity building, and operational improvements in sanctions implementation. We also assist international partners with emerging nuclear power programs by establishing insider threat mitigation programs through evaluation and development of risk-based trustworthiness programs and by promoting robust nuclear security environment in foreign nuclear facilities.

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.

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.

EEO Statement:

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.


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.