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Intern - Remote Sensing Systems - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691458

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

A position exists for a software development intern to work as part of a small, high productivity team responsible for developing and maintaining web workflow applications, system software that interface with hardware and small applications used by organizations across the satellite enterprise.

You will be become intimately familiar with the software development life cycle including requirements gathering, development, testing, maintenance, and enhancement of software applications. Job duties can also include support of third party software. The position requires that you have excellent communication skills - the ability to have positive interactions with the team, system users and customer management is of the utmost importance. While the position requires rigor throughout the development lifecycle, opportunities exist for creative software development solutions.

On a given day, you may be called to:

  • Develop new programs, as well as enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software.

  • Interface with the customer – internal or external to Sandia – to elicit and define information system requirements.

  • Research, prototype, architect, and design solutions for effective operation of mission enabling or direct mission information systems by working with the customer and developing requirements that meets the needs.

  • Apply strategic thinking to deliver user-experience solutions with a focus on user needs and business goals, while identifying risks and risk-reduction strategies as part of balancing performance, cost, and schedule for various technical options.

  • Evaluate and select commercial-off-the-shelf or open source information systems domain options.

  • Participate in defining interfaces between software systems and hardware.

  • Apply standard software engineering practices in the development of the software solutions.

  • Document work and results.

  • Research and evaluate new software technologies.

  • Stay current with new technologies and industry trends and best practices

Qualifications We Require:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program

  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with C#, C++, XML, XSLT, web services, JavaScript, CSS, XHTML, Ajax, MS SharePoint Designer, SSRS, as well as emerging technologies (e.g., mobile applications)

  • Knowledge or experience in MVC and/or MVP design patterns

  • Familiarity with software engineering life cycle methodologies such as RUP, ISO, and Agile

  • Experience supporting Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) applications

  • Experience with User Interface (UX) design and development

  • Ability to efficiently multi-task projects and roles within projects

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.

About Our Team:

The Remote Sensing Systems Group (06780) provides the competencies necessary for harnessing and developing the world’s best technologies, practices, and suppliers for realizing advanced remote sensing systems. The RSS Group leads and implements the design, fabrication, integration, testing, and delivery of the Global Burst Detection (GBD) Program Satellite Payloads. We provide a broad competency base of needed skill sets for the development of advanced satellite payloads

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 L-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 the 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.

Job ID: 691458

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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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