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Sandia National Laboratories Manager, Mission Algorithms Research and Solutions (5555) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation 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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a R&D Manager for the Mission Algorithms Research Department (5555), to provide leadership and management of the department’s research, development, and analysis activities. The selected manager will have the opportunity to steer department investments and lead a new analytics capability of importance to National Security. The department is one of five in the Mission Analytics Group (5550) in the Applied Information Sciences (AIS) Center (5500).

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

  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of managing the department, be an integral part of a cohesive team of managers, develop strategic directions in conjunction with the management team, implement that strategy, and collaborate with internal partners and government sponsors to develop future capabilities.

  • Work closely with staff, fellow managers within AIS and across the Laboratories, external partners, and sponsors to deliver on current commitments, as well as to help shape the research, design and application future of the organization.

  • Ensure strong career development in our staff via mentoring and coaching.

  • Partner with other organizations around Sandia to tackle difficult, data science and data analytic problems for a range of mission spaces.

  • Ensure department commitments are implemented with management assurance oversight and by handling and coordinating specific results, overall program and project plans, budgets, schedules, staffing requirements and developing trusted relationships.

  • Engage technically with department staff and collaborating organizations to understand and represent the information science capabilities of the team.

  • Maintain and enhance current internal strategic partnerships with key program areas.

  • Apply strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Some travel may be required.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, or other related field plus five (5) or more years’ experience

  • or Bachelor’s in above fields plus nine (9) years’ experience

  • Experience managing multidisciplinary project teams to meet cost, performance, and schedule requirements

  • Minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated leadership experience

  • Experience working with a diverse set of internal and external customers

  • Active DOE Q (or equivalent) security clearance and ability to acquire and maintain SCI access, which may require a polygraph

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Ph.D. in the above or other science fields

  • Experience leading efforts for a variety of government sponsors

  • Experience in machine learning and/or cyber security

  • Demonstrated leadership in information sciences and data analytics/science

  • Experience growing leaders

  • Experience leading virtual/remote employees

  • Ability to handle ambiguous and sometimes conflicting requirements

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

About Our Team:

Mission Analytics Organization is a highly integrated team of departments focused on delivering software and system solutions which impact Sandia's mission-critical programs. We engineer, research, deploy, and support software and information solutions for the National Security missions of Sandia National Laboratories. Our vision is to be Sandia's information sciences and engineering partner of choice for advancing informatics, cyber security, technology assessments and computer systems, and delivering information engineering products and services. In Software Systems Research and Development, we use our extraordinary expertise in computing and mathematical sciences to perform and apply research making it accessible by creating innovative software solutions. We serve Sandia's mission with research and quality software products that work.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.


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: 683172