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Model Based Systems Engineer (MBSE)- Digital Engineering (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693140

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

As the Model Based Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Develop MBSE models in modeling tools such as Vitech GENESYS, MagicDraw, Cameo Systems Modeler, MATLAB System Composer, and/or Simulink

  • Model weapon system architectures (Requirements, Behavior, Physical, Interface, Verification, Testing, Processes, etc.)

  • Perform SE activities such as Concept of Operations Development, Requirements Analysis and Definition, Trade Studies, Design Analysis, Interface Design & Assessment, Integrated System Test Planning, System Verification & Validation, and Configuration Management

  • Generate model-based Systems Engineering artifacts (reports, diagrams, tables, analysis dashboards, web interfaces, etc.) to support program deliverables.

  • Develop code to enhance the application of these models and their tools interoperability

  • Support integrating physical and virtual activities in a digital environment

  • Apply critical thinking using a diverse set of skills and expertise

  • Work across the Sandia Systems Engineering lifecycle in phases ranging from feasibility study to retirement

  • Partner with multiple organizations and functional areas (Systems, Components, Qualification, Nuclear Safety, Use Control, Quality, JTAs, H&T Gear, Trainers, Requirements, Electrical, Mechanical, Modeling and Simulation and many more)

  • Integrate MBSE models and processes into the broader Digital Engineering Ecosystem (DEE)

  • Conduct technical reviews of models and modeling artifacts with SMEs to improve and validate the models

Hybrid work schedules are available but due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to primarily work onsite in Albuquerque.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Systems, or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a relevant STEM field is required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q and other caveats or equivalent clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant STEM field, or 4 years of equivalent professional experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Experience with MBSE tools (Vitech GENESYS, MagicDraw, Cameo Systems Modeler, MATLAB System Composer, and/or Simulink) and languages (SysML)

  • Experience with engineering design (taking an idea from concept through demonstration or delivery)

  • Familiarity with requirements engineering concepts including elicitation, analysis, specification, and management

  • Familiarity with NW Product Realization Teams, 6.X Product Realization process or Product Definition system (PRIME/IMS)

  • Broad experience in applying analytical methods for Strategic Partnering Program (SPP) and Strategic Partnering Intelligence Program (SIPP) projects

About Our Team:

Envisioning your future as a Sandian

Sandia has embarked on accelerated product realization to drive transformational practices that reduce the time from program conception to full-rate production and is adding agility into the system so Sandia can continue to adapt quickly while still ensuring quality. Digital Engineering in an integrated digital approach that uses system data and models as a continuum across disciples to support lifecycle activities from concept through disposal. This is an exciting approach to engineering that takes full advantage of the digital integration of engineering analysis, experimental data, knowledge, and experience across the enterprise. Assuring we have better requirements traceability, efficient design of components and systems, improved quality (by catching defects early), reduced costs, and shortened product realization timelines. Enabling greater efficiency in current methods and disruptive improvements leading to new methods, allowing efficiency gains and transformative improvements. This is a critical element to our nation’s nuclear deterrence strategy.


Working on the Digital Engineering Ecosystem, you’ll be part of an outstanding team that takes its national security mission to heart, helping make decisions that lay the foundation for a high-visibility, high-impact work transforming systems engineering practices through model-based technologies.

This is an extraordinary unique opportunity at Sandia unlike any other place to gain experience for a national and international priority. Why not join us? We want you to be a part of our innovative and collaborative team and make an impact on the nation and the world! We are seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer team member. This is a rare opportunity to mold the design process from concept to delivery with a new program. This is an amazing opportunity to grow your career in all areas of system engineering by working on a variety of projects and tasks to align with your interests and specializations. This position is located at our Albuquerque, NM location.

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.

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.


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: 693140

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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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