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Sandia National Laboratories Full-Stack Software Developer - Data to Decision Systems 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.


Interested in joining a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? Join us and utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions!

We are seeking Computer Scientists/Engineers to become part of a software development team that works across all aspects of an application’s software stack including requirements elicitation, DevOps, database design, backend development in multiple languages (e.g., Java, TypeScript, Python, Golang), and web-based services and UIs.

The selected applicant will have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • DevOps experience with modern development and platform environments including CI/CD pipelines, Git, Docker, Ansible, Terraform

  • Database experience, including talking to customers to define data needs and use cases, using various databases (relational, document, time-series) and tools to collaborate with underlying database technologies (e.g. GraphQL)

  • Backend design/implementation of data processing algorithms, microservice architectures, message passing, and process controls using Python, Golang, JVM languages (Java, Clojure, Scala)

  • Web-based UI development using modern languages and frameworks such as React, Redux, Vue.js, Apollo, Angular, TypeScript, Cesium

  • Mid-to-high TRL (Technical Readiness Level) software engineering design and implementation

  • Agile software engineering methodologies

This position necessitates various interactions across the laboratory, including collaboration with partner organizations and partner projects. In this role, there is significant opportunity for leadership development, and opportunity to engage in leadership development activities both independently and as part of the larger team.


  • Undergraduate and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in related STEM field; or Bachelor's in relevant STEM field, plus 4 years related experience

  • Experience in software design, engineering, and development skills, including familiarity with modern software development practices and tools

  • Experience with object-oriented software development (e.g., Java and Python)

  • Can obtain a DOE Q and SCI clearance


  • Ability to operate both independently with minimal direction and as a member of a collaborative team as projects and assignments warrant

  • Eagerness to learn about and assess the utility of new languages and technologies

  • Knowledge and experience with implementation of the full software life cycle using Agile or Iterative methodologies such as Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Experience developing mission critical data processing and analysis systems

  • Excellent verbal & written communication and organizational skills

  • Strong focus on the customer and can-do response to questions/requests with demonstrated exceptional follow through

  • An affinity towards functional programming languages

  • Proven strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Current DOE Q-level clearance with current or recent SCI clearance

    Department Description:

The Emergent Systems department specializes in the exploration, development, and analysis of emergent and disruptive technologies in computer science to solve complex problems. We bring to bear diverse expertise in mission analysis, software engineering, web services, data engineering and visualization, User Interface / User Experience (UI / UX), Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI / CD), machine learning, and modeling and simulation, which are applied to a myriad of sensor data processing challenges across the laboratory. Our research and capabilities drive innovative solutions in data understandability, providing tools for analysis and visualization that help customers make decisions.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.