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R&D S&E, Systems Engineer - System Integration Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689955

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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:

$101,400 - $201,400

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The W93/Mk7 program is seeking a System Integration Engineer to lead the integration needs between the system, production agencies and DoD partners for Phase 2 activities. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, mission-driven team, able to work closely with technical staff, management, and customers to address various program needs representing all partner organizations concurrently. With the system integration lead to leverage efforts across the program to ensure all stakeholder needs are being met. This position will also involve significant engagement with Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) and Lockheed Martin Space (LMS). The successful candidate should be comfortable in both the technical and cooperative leadership venues with strong teaming and communication skills.

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

  • Act as an interface between LANL and LMS for technical planning and integration with Pantex and the DoD

  • Assist the System Integration Lead in support of the Reentry Body Assembly Working Group needs

  • Support trades balancing needs for performance, costs, risks, materials, functionalities, and technology maturation

  • Prepare presentations and other supporting documentation needed for technical and programmatic reviews

  • Assist with cost account management/Earned Value Management as needed

  • Represent the program while collaborating regularly with partners at Sandia, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Space, Applied Physics Lab, Navy Strategic Programs and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science field plus 7 years’ related experience; or equivalent years of education and relevant experience

  • Active DOE Q level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with JNWPS (Joint Nuclear Weapon Publication System) processes and working directly with ML (Military Liaison).

  • Experience coordinating with PX (Pantex) and understanding of authorization basis (AB) processes.

  • Experience in systems engineering of complex systems.

  • Experience with ND component or system design, development or production.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment showing initiative and leadership.

  • Motivation to work with a large integrated Systems team with broad interaction.

  • Must be able to apply strong interpersonal and communications skills working with a diverse team ranging from skilled laborers to PhD engineers/scientist.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technical work.

  • Ability to negotiate competing requirements to give the best system-level outcome.

  • Ability to discover, understand and articulate constraints, options, paths-forward.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

About Our Team:

The W93 System Integration Department has System-Level Engineering and Integration responsibility for the W93/Mk7 Navy Strategic Reentry System Program. The department provides technical leadership in such areas as requirements development, system engineering processes, and surety integration, to name a few. We work closely with our partners and program stakeholders, including NNSA Federal Program Managers, the US Navy, Lockheed Martin Space, Los Alamos National Lab, Kansas City Plant National Security Campus, Pantex, the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, and many others, to coordinate expertise and foster innovation in efforts to ensure technical integration across all program areas.

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.


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: 689955

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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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