Sandia National Laboratories R&D Engineer-Systems & Technology Assessment (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues and challenges for our nation's security?
We (departments: 5812, 5813, 5814*) are seeking Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Nuclear and Systems Engineers to perform all-source technical analysis of the evolving nuclear weapon threats against the United States. In this role, you will interact with the national security community to develop a 360-degree awareness of foreign state and non-state technical capabilities related to nuclear weapons and develop technical and engineering assessments, utilizing the broad technology base within Sandia. Key technology focus areas include: weaponization, hardware development and assessment, modeling and simulation, and testing.
On any given day, you may:
- Collaborate with colleagues to understand and define work
- Brainstorm with technical team members new ideas for system advancement
- Build new multi-disciplinary teams from across Sandia to address specific or urgent needs
- Serve as a single technical/programmatic interface for multiple levels of customers from various government organizations
- Document customer expectations, define performance requirements, and work with the technical team to assure all expectations and requirements are met
* placement within department 5812, 5813 or 5814 will be determined at the time an offer is extended
- You have an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in aerospace, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, or systems engineering, physics or other related technical discipline; plus, an undergraduate degree in a related STEM discipline (a bachelor's degree plus 4 years' experience may also be considered)
- Your background includes five or more years related experience
- You possess an existing DOE Q security clearance or Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance, ability to obtain/maintain a SCI clearance, and willingness to take a polygraph exam, if requested
Ideally, your background would also include:
- Existing DOE SCI security clearance
- Demonstrated strong writing and verbal skills (writing samples may be requested)
- Experience related to nuclear weapon and/or delivery system development, or related technology development
- Experience conducting hardware testing, including environmental testing and qualification
- Experience using modeling and simulation tools in performing engineering and scientific assessments
- Experience in characterizing material responses in extreme thermal and mechanical environments
- Experience simulating material responses using numerical analysis
The primary mission of Departments 5812, 5813 and 5814 is to assess the threats posed to US national security by foreign advanced weapons capabilities, especially nuclear weapons. Our analyses inform policy-makers across the US government responsible for understanding the threats and risks posed by these weapons. This meaningful program area is growing rapidly, and exciting opportunities to conduct all-source intelligence analysis, computational modeling, and engineering studies are available for you.
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*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a SCI security clearance.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.
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 and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.
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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.