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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Computer Science - Full-Stack Software Developer for Simulation & Analysis (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

Salary Range:

$99,700 - $196,100

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Seeking an opportunity to use innovative technologies to explore solutions? Join our dynamic team that solves significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!

We are looking for Computer Science professionals passionate about software development/engineering with a broad set of technical skills to take on problems across the full stack in areas including:

  • UI Development using Java, JavaFX, JavaScript, jQuery, React

  • Backend Developers to design and implement data processing algorithms, databases, and process controls, using Java, Python, C++, etc.

  • DevOps developers to design and implement modern development and platform environments to include Git, CI/CD, Containerization, Kubernetes, Ansible, and others.

  • Full Stack prototyping developers pathfinding new concepts to solve technology challenges that mitigate risk and provide future solutions

  • Platform development using virtualization (with a RHEL baseline), Ansible provisioning, general Linux system administration basics

  • Modeling/Simulation of the latest in decision tools and high fidelity models using HPC.

On any given day, the selected candidate may be called on to:

  • Participate in an Agile team to develop software systems that solve the most exciting modeling/simulation problems. This includes the development of high fidelity models and machine learning surrogates, using network compute servers or HPC resources as needed

  • Contribute collaboratively with architects, developers, technical leads, customers, and end users to collect requirements, design solutions, and deliver extensible software applications

  • Contribute to deeply rewarding missions through engagement with diverse computer science specialties and specialists in areas such as signal and image processing, physics, analytics, cloud computing, machine learning, modeling and simulation, service oriented architectures and microservices, big data management and visualization, and pattern recognition

  • Provide model and system-level expertise to users, programs, and partners

  • Develop proposals and lead funded efforts for innovative solutions, both for current challenges and emerging needs

Applicants will be interviewed and hired to support one or multiple teams within the 6377—Software Simulation and Analysis department.

This role has exciting growth opportunities and is an integral part of the successful delivery of our systems! Your position will also include a variety of interactions across Modern Systems (6370/6360) and the program, including collaboration with partner organizations and partner projects. In this role, there is significant opportunity for leadership development, and you will be given the opportunity to engage in leadership development activities both independently and as part of the larger team.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's and master’s degrees in Computer Science or other relevant STEM field; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

  • Five years’ experience in software design, engineering and development skills, including familiarity with modern software development practices and tools

  • Proven experience with object-oriented software development (e.g., C++, Java, and Python)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Knowledge and experience with implementation of the full software development process using Agile or Iterative methodologies such as Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

  • Experience with cloud-based solutions (AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, etc.)

  • Self-directed, organized, and able to work independently as well as in a large team environment

  • Experience developing critical data processing and analysis systems

  • Demonstrated strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work with various subject areas across multiple development sub-teams

  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and handle contending priorities

  • Strong focus on customer needs and can-do response to questions/requests with demonstrated outstanding follow through

  • Deep knowledge of the USNDS mission, including ground and flight systems

  • Current SCI clearance

About Our Team:

We perform research and development to advance flexible, extensible, and robust software applications for remote sensing system-level simulation as well as simulation-based analysis for test and verification all of which helps to transform data to knowledge enabling our customers to take action with confidence.

Our simulation influenced analysis for test and verification capability represents the technical evaluation and characterization of mission-level key performance parameters (KPPs) for operational remote sensing systems, in-the-queue updates to such, and hypothetical systems. Such remote sensing systems tend to be tremendously complex in terms of physical complexity, temporal complexity, and environmental complexity which all together translates into never ending challenges that must be tackled. Thus, we develop both deep and broad complex systems knowledge, expertise in test design to reporting, and utilization of numerous tools (yet not limited to simulators), techniques, and applications.

The department develops top notch competencies in computer science using high consequence agile software engineering applied to modeling & simulation (M&S) and in systems engineering & analysis.

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:

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.

Job ID: 684888