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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Computer Science Engineer - Software Lead (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.


We are currently looking for Software Lead to join our team. This opening provides an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a scientific or engineering background to make significant contributions to Sandia.

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

  • Implement LabVIEW test code in an object-oriented method

  • Ensure tester software meets requirements

  • Design, document and ensure system testers software will provide required data to testing team

  • Support functional or environmental testing team in support of design qualification.

  • Troubleshoot and document tester anomalies.

  • Contribute to integration activities with other systems engineers and product realization teams.

  • Prepare for technical reviews.

This position requires the ability to travel up to 10%.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or related discipline plus (5) or more years’ related experience; or equivalent related experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development.

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance or equivalent


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in designing and implementing object-oriented code

  • Experience with LabVIEW and other NI interfaces (NI MAX…)

  • Experience writing technical documents

  • Hands-on experience testing and debugging circuitry

  • Experience trouble shooting communication interfaces LAN, USB, SPI…

  • Experience programing and using oscilloscopes, DMM, Digitizers, Timing, FPGA, logic/network/ spectrum analyzers, function/pulse generators, etc.

  • Strong communication skills (especially technical writing skills) and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to thrive in a high-energy, collaborative, team-focused environment

  • Ability to balance competing priorities and deadlines

    Department Description:

Department 02359, B61-12/W80-4 Functional Test, is responsible for developing the W80-4 system-level testers, conducting system electrical testing, and partnering with the engineering science test facilities to support system-level tests at remote sites.

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 attest to their vaccination status 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.