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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Computer Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, you could be the R&D Computer Engineer we are seeking. Join our team!

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

  • Lead/participate/contribute on a robust team in the development of conceptual and qualified test systems.

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of design engineers, systems engineers, and authorities in the delivery of mission critical designs.

  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to technically complex challenges.

  • Participate in the development of system or subsystem level requirements for testers.

  • Develop and incorporate new design tools and approaches.

  • Be called upon to peer review other design efforts and concepts within the Labs.

  • Investigate and troubleshoot tester equipment for legacy or the latest state of the art technologies.

  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a STEM discipline; or a bachelor’s degree in an STEM discipline, plus (5) years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance.


  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering or related field.

  • Experience in the design, development, and qualification of software for complex testers and test systems.

  • Experience in software requirements analysis.

  • Experience with analyzing existing software and troubleshooting software issues.

  • Basic proficiency in software languages like Java, C, C#, Python.

  • Working knowledge of generating software development plans.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines.

    Department Description:

The Air Delivered Weapon Systems Tester Development Department (07256) and the Ballistic Missile Tester Development Department (07255) are responsible for the design, development, qualification and deployment of complex system testers and test equipment in support of the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Specifically, these testers and test systems acquire and deliver data to the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Surveillance Program. Our teams employ innovative and leading-edge technologies in the design and development of these testers.

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.

EEO Statement:

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.


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.

Job ID: 679765