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Principal W87-1 System Environments Lead - Onsite

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693519

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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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an experienced and motivated R&D Systems Engineer for the W87-1 System team.

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

  • Own and lead the Environments schema, approach, specifications and execution plan.

  • Integrate the Environments Team with the rest of Systems, other Systems, components, and external customers.

  • Problem-solve with multidisciplinary teams across the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

  • Partner with components, Systems, Mod/Sim, test facilities, and subject matter experts.

  • Apply critical thinking skills to integrate WR, JTA and Trainer components at a system level through various iterations of design and test at the early phase of a development program.

  • Interact closely with the National Nuclear Security Administration and partner Design Agency Labs to ensure that technical and programmatic requirements are met.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant will be required to work onsite in Albuquerque, NM. Some travel is required for this position.

Salary Range:

$104,100 - $207,100

*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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related STEM field; OR Master’s degree in stated field, plus (4) four years of experience; OR Bachelor's degree in stated field, plus (8) eight years of experience.

  • Two (2) years of experience contributing within a Systems Engineering or Component team on a Modernization, Advanced & Exploratory, Stockpile, or a related/equivalent DoD program.

  • Experience working with environmental specifications within the DoD or DOE communities.

  • Active DOE Q clearance or equivalent (DoD Top Secret clearance).

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced and multidisciplinary team environment.

  • Experience in a weapon system or related department with knowledge of Nuclear Deterrence (ND) Product Realization.

  • Experience integrating with ModSim.

  • Experience in deriving or utilizing environmental specifications.

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to work in a collaborative team environment.

  • Systems integration experience.

  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter in an ambiguous environment.

About Our Team:

The W87-1 System team is responsible for designing and qualifying the W87-1 warhead. The team comprises advanced-degree technical staff with backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, and systems engineering. Additionally, the team includes core partners in project management, reliability, quality, nuclear safety, surveillance, engineering sciences, and material sciences. The W87-1 system team collaborates closely with LLNL as Design Agencies for the program.

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:

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.

EEO:

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: 693519

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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Benefits

  • 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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