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Manager - Data Analysis & Algorithm Development

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688691

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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.

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.

Salary Range:

$138,600 - $235,500

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you a data-driven researcher with a passion for the application of new analytic tools and methods - including AI/ML - for high-volume data stream (terabyte) environments? We are looking for you to come and lead our new department and be our strategic mind shaping how Sandia delivers results on this forefront to our national security partners! Our ideal candidate is more than an expert in these fields. They are an innovator with the drive and consistent record of securing projects and innovating in the data analytics space to maintain and expand Sandia's position as a go-to source of technical expertise. More than being an innovator, you must be a multidisciplinary collaborator as this position leads within a network of 15 other departments working together on space mission-related data-related activities. This new department will work closely with the Data Analysis & Exploitation (6321) and Real Time Data Processing (6324) departments to lead our algorithm research and development efforts to produce actionable intelligence from large amounts of real time streaming, remote sensing data.

If you envision using your training and experience to solve global problems come join our team and experience what it means to bring your skills to build a more safe and secure world!

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

  • Address current program needs and help to develop a future vision and plan for the capabilities of the organization in close collaboration with laboratory partners

  • Own and guide the department vision in researching and developing pioneering data analytic algorithms

  • Establish and maintain key laboratory and customer partnerships to research, develop, and engineer effective algorithmic and software solutions

  • Lead career development of staff, to include work assignments and assessment of performance, and perform hiring, retention, rewards and recognition for the department

  • Ensure that customer needs are satisfied by managing and coordinating specific work, overall program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements as needed

  • Engage in research and technology communities for identifying future opportunities, increasing visibility of the department’s core capabilities, and identifying, recruiting and developing the next generation of leaders in the field

  • Ensure consistent alignment to laboratory standards and guidelines related to safety, security and quality

The position requires occasional travel

Qualifications We Require:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree plus a graduate degree (Master's or PhD) in a related field plus eight or more years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • A minimum of two years of demonstrated leadership experience

Other Requirements

  • You can obtain and maintain a required US DOE issued Q clearance and SCI clearance, which may require passing a polygraph test

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience: for example, mentored and led an organization/team on goals and objectives; effectively led people, and guided multidisciplinary teams

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and develop strategic direction in a dynamic environment

  • Familiarity with data analytics, data fusion, Multi-INT, AI/ML

  • Familiarity with modern software development practices/tools. Proven experience in scientific/engineering software development, testing, and delivery

  • Experience providing integrated engineering solutions in support of high consequence national security missions, to include the inception, elaboration, construction, and deployment of advanced information systems

  • Experience in successfully interacting with and influencing a variety of collaborators, customers, industry partners, management and staff

  • Consistent record of writing successful technical proposals, including presenting these proposals to potential customers, negotiating terms work plan, and getting work funded

  • Experience or knowledge of Space programs and mission areas

  • Demonstrated ability to work across Sandia's or a similar FFRDC's program and organizational structures

  • A history of establishing and maintaining trusted partnerships

  • Demonstrated interest and success in recruiting, hiring, and developing/mentoring new personnel

  • Knowledge of Sandia’s technical base, organization and policies

  • Established network and partnerships within Sandia including the research organizations

  • Previous management experience

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Active DOE Q clearance with SCI clearance

About Our Team:

The Data Analysis & Algorithm Development Department architects, engineers, and develops advanced, one-of-a-kind data processing software and large-scale geographically distributed hardware and software systems for complex, real-time decision support systems using extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of mission and domain specific science and technology. The department also partners to advance the state of the art in data analytics and data fusion. We have extensive knowledge of signal and image processing, Geospatial registration, statistical inference and classification, multiple hypothesis tracking, data fusion and compressive sensing. This is a new department that will have staff moved from existing 6320 departments to allow focus and load leveling.

Decision Support Systems (6320) develops first-of-a-kind tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination systems for national security missions. We design, develop, and deploy large networked computing systems that push the state-of-the-art in data processing throughput and real-time action and response. Our research, development, and engineering efforts are focused in areas such as advanced computing architectures, coordinated tasking and control, multi-mission scheduling optimization, supervised and unsupervised classification techniques, multi-spectral phenomenology and characterization, decision and information theory, and activity-based intelligence. We fundamentally develop and improve the way sensing systems 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.


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.

Job ID: 688691

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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

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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