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Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Systems Engineer (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 seeking a R&D S&E, Systems Engineer.

Our department has a portfolio that covers diverse opportunities across Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence mission and various Strategic Partnership Programs supporting work across the U.S. government. You will be in a lead role supporting major programs. You will lead a team of major component liaisons and project management staff to ensure key milestones are met. We provide opportunities for leadership, travel, training, mentorship and collaboration across the laboratory.

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

  • Coordinate with major component liaisons, COTS component engineers, project management staff, production agencies, and other key partners to support program deliverables.

  • Understand the schedules of associated major components, and qualification schedules for hi-reliability commercial electronics devices.

  • Manage project performance against cost, schedule, and performance.

  • Support major component program reviews, provide technical content.


  • Master's degree in Engineering or a relevant STEM plus 1 year of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education/experience.

  • Active DOE Q Security Clearance.


  • Nuclear weapons experience.

  • Prior project management or leadership experience.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work on cross-organizational/multidisciplinary teams.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask with competing priorities.

    Department Description:

Department (7642) is responsible for coordinating and integrating high-reliability commercial electronics into Major Component designs. We liaison between the major component designers and the COTS Component Engineers, provide support to programs throughout the product life cycle, and provide IT solutions to enable project management support.

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.