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R&D S&E, Computer Science (Mid Career) HYBRID

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693363

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about improving the quality of engineering software to address computing needs in our nation’s most critical mission areas? Do you have a desire to address challenges posed by next generation computing architectures? We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, and resourceful Full Stack Software Engineer that is ready to challenge the status quo and drive improvements in process and quality methodologies in software engineering. This position will directly contribute to the success of Sandia’s most critical mission areas and help grow the adoption of AI/ML best practices to solve real digital engineering problems. This is an opportunity to work directly with leadership, implement new technologies, and partner across the laboratory and Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) to ensure mission success.

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

  • Collaborate with NSE colleagues across application to hardware and cloud computing domains

  • Contribute to research and development in areas such as cloud native architectures, virtualization, enterprise cyber security, and business intelligence

  • Develop and test high quality software including web applications using modern technologies; write clean, efficient, and well-documented code; design and develop databases; detect, diagnose, and resolve software bugs; participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback

  • Incorporate DevSecOps best practices for continuous integration and delivery targeting low-side and high-side environments

  • Learn how to optimize software on cloud environments to inform architectural decisions as well as application migration decisions

  • Be responsible for planning, designing, implementing, testing, deploying, and maintaining robust systems and applications targeted for unclassified and classified networks utilized across the NSE

  • Work collaboratively with software engineers, digital engineers, technical leads, and customers to develop and design high quality software applications

  • Mentor staff in better software engineering practices

    Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference!

    The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related field plus 5 years’ experience, or a Master’s degree in a related field plus 1 year of experience; or equivalent (AS + 9 years or no degree + 13 years)

  • Experience in the following areas required:

  • 5+ years of experience in full stack software development

  • Experience with Java Spring Boot, or C#

  • Experience with front-end frameworks such as Angular, React, etc.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience applying AI/ML approaches & best practices to address mission needs

  • Experience working in cross NSE (Nuclear Security Enterprise) teams to make progress on strategic or technical initiatives

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment; excellent listening and communication skills

  • Critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving; ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast-paced customer

  • Experience with Agile software engineering

  • Experience with containerization and continuous delivery approaches to software development and deployment in cloud-based environments

  • Experience working with OpensShift

  • Experience working on Agile teams

  • Experience applying DevSecOps Principles

  • Understanding of ITIL and IT Service management best practices

  • Exceptional customer service skills and experience managing customer interactions

About Our Team:

The Science & Engineering Information Systems Organization is the partner of choice for innovative science and engineering information solutions for National Security missions. We Research, engineer, and support integrated information solution that enable diverse customers to solve complex problems and National security issues. Our organization can offer flexible work patterns with 9/80, 4/10 or 5/8 schedules available.

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.

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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Salary Range:

$109,300 - $217,400

*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.

Job ID: 693363

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • At Sandia, recruiters manually review resumes on each job posting instead of using a resume screening software program
  • Review the Sandia Resume Writing Best Practices Sheet before beginning your application
  • By following the best practices outlined, this ensures that recruiters can accurately determine your qualifications for the position