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Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Systems Engineering (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We (05810, comprising departments: 05812, 05813, 05814, 05817 ) are seeking Electrical and Plasma-Physics subject-matter experts 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 on 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

Required:

  • Masters or PhD degree in electrical, nuclear, physics, systems engineering, or other relevant technical discipline; plus an undergraduate degree in a relevant STEM discipline —or a Bachelor’s degree in electrical, nuclear, physics, systems engineering, or other related field plus 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Current DOE Q clearance
  • Ability to obtain/maintain a DOE SCI security clearance, and willingness to take a polygraph exam if requested

Desired:

Ideally, your background will also include some of the following:

  • Existing DOE SCI security clearance
  • Demonstrated strong writing and verbal skills (writing samples may be requested)
  • Experience conducting hardware testing, including electromagnetic/ionizing radiation testing and qualification
  • Experience using electromagnetic and plasma-physics modeling and simulation tools for performing engineering and scientific assessments (particularly with to respect to understanding electrical effects resulting from radiation environments)
  • Experience characterizing and understanding effects associated with continuous-wave electromagnetic, electromagnetic pulse, and high-power-microwave sources
  • Experience with multi-physic environments (eg. shock, vibe, or thermal environments combined with electromagnetic radiation environments)
  • Experience in developing specialized analysis and/or data-processing tools using Python, Matlab, and similar tools

Department Description:

The primary mission of group 05810 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.

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 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.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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, disability, or veteran status.

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