Sandia National Laboratories R&D Computer Science (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a R&D S&E, Computer Science proficient in MATLAB having a general programming background and an understanding of electrical testing to become a member of the B61-12 Data Analysis Team. The position involves developing MATLAB code to process B61-12 system test data, assess the validity of results and cross-reference to requirements. This includes configuration management of the code and logical implementation of user requests. The Data Analysis Team maintains a collaborative environment that encourages interactive code development and data analysis. This position will specifically support the B61-12 EMR testing team to provide data analysis tools and products for testing occurring over the next 2 years.

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

  • Initiate, design, develop, execute, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research.
  • Use engineering principles to research, design, or develop structures, instruments, machines, experiments, processes, systems, theories, or technologies; to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions.
  • Undertake creative work, making systematic use of investigation or experimentation, to discover or revise knowledge of reality, and uses this knowledge to devise new applications.


  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) plus two year’s relevant experience
  • Experience with MATLAB or similar objected oriented programming techniques
  • Current & active DOE Q-level security clearance or DOD Top Secret clearance


  • Knowledge of database architecture, and collaborative sharing tools and GUI development
  • Experience with EMR related testing and data analysis
  • Experience with databases and data stores
  • Experience with code verification through unit testing
  • Self-motivated, positive individual comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with the NW drawing system (IMS, EAWeb, etc).
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment alongside a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a dynamic team environment while pursuing individual tasks in a self-directed manner.
  • Flexible and keen to customer needs.

Department Description:

The B61-12 System Engineering Department has systems engineering and design responsibilities for the overall B61-12 design. Responsibilities include definition of the arming, fuzing, and firing system as well as the nuclear safety and use control architectures and implementation. Aircraft and tailkit interface definition are 2152 responsibility. Requirements and oversight activities are provided to multiple organizations and teams through this department. We are currently in Phase 6.3, Development Engineering, working toward system qualification and FPU of the system in 2020.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT