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R&D S&E, Systems Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688749

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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.

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:

*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:

  • Work with next-level-of-assembly and your multi-disciplinary component team to define its complete requirements set.

  • Work with your component design team to derive and engineer sub-component requirements from the component-level architecture/design, and manage them

  • Architect or execute a systematic approach to project execution.

  • Qualify a product (populating requirements maps, writing test plans, and reviewing/analyzing test data to verify requirements are met).

  • Evaluate proposed requirements/requirement-changes, for impacts, including impacts to qualification basis and verifiability.

  • Lead and engage in the development of system or subsystem level requirements.

  • Lead qualification of a product (lead requirements mapping, developing test plans, and reviewing/analyzing test data to verify requirements are met), including identification of Critical Performance Parameters, with support from Statistics organization, as needed.

  • Supporting development of product acceptance criteria/requirements to ensure that yielded product meets design expectations, while accounting for measurement uncertainties/tolerances.

  • This position will require occasional travel.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or other related engineering discipline, plus 1 or more years of related experience;

  • or A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or other engineering discipline plus 8 more years related experience.

  • The ability to acquire and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance OR An active DOE Q-level security clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret/CNWDI

Qualifications We Desire:

Direct experience supporting Nuclear Deterrence or Strategic Partnership Projects as a Systems Engineer.• Demonstrated ability to negotiate competing requirements to give the best system-level outcome.• Experience with qualification of ND components, requirements verification, and test planning.• Experience with firing subsystems.• Familiarity with requirements management and related software (DOORS, Team Center, or equivalent).• Demonstrated experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering and associated tools (e.g., Genesys, Magic Draw, sysML, etc).• Experience with environmental testing and destructive testing of components, subsystems or systems. This may include experience in design, development, and procurement of fixturing.• Experience coordinating with test facilities both internal and external to Sandia National Laboratories.• Competency with some sort of programming language for automated batch data extraction and waveform analysis• Competency with some sort of statistical/data visualization software (e.g. JMP, Minitab, R Statistical Software)• Experience working with the Kansas City National Security Campus• Active DOE Q-Level security clearance.• Ability to obtain and maintain Sigma 15 access.

About Our Team:

The Firing & Embedded Systems group (7620) is a recognized leader in realizing safe, secure, and reliable products. We research, design, develop, and deliver highly reliable, trusted systems and high consequence hardware and software products to serve our National Security customers today, tomorrow, and always.

Our technical backgrounds are diverse. Some of us have spent years focusing on the fine details of particular technologies and are recognized as nation-level experts. Some of us are generalists and support multiple projects, keeping things connected and developing new skills.

Our teams are comprised of specialists and generalists working together, and it is easy to shift between projects and technical roles over time.

If this environment sounds appealing, we'd like to meet you.

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: 688749

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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

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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