Sandia National Laboratories R&D Software Systems Test Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) 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.
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Interested in applying your skills and expertise to matters of national interest redefining data into knowledge? Working with a purpose and mission among peers of the highest caliber? This could be your next career highlight!
We are seeking early- to mid-career R&D data scientists/engineers/analysts who will:
Bring a multitude of subject areas (systems engineering, data science, physics, computer science, software engineering) to bear in order to analyze and test mission capabilities using both simulation and operational data
Applying system knowledge to analyze, test, and characterize mission capabilities of detection systems through data
Employ depth and breadth in understanding of complex systems to advise on and perform
System specification formulation
Test design and execution
System performance evaluations
Anomaly identification and investigation
Design and implement high-fidelity system test endeavors, systems research and development endeavors for current and future systems
Develop and apply foundational physics, sensing systems, and algorithmic understanding to high consequence systems
Advance the state of modeling, simulation and analysis capabilities of the larger organization
Frequently present and document results to peers, program leads, and customers, communicating concisely to inform actions/investments
Integrate with a dynamic team that features:
Applied understanding of complex system of systems
Expertise in test design, execution, analysis, and reporting
Innovative analysis solutions for a wide variety of customers and objectives
Multi-disciplinary collaboration to achieve goals
On any given day the selected candidate may be called on to:
Lead a group of researchers/engineers to solve difficult scientific problems for national security purposes
Apply state-of-the art techniques which solve the most challenging data analysis problems for a wide array of customers.
Work collaboratively with customers to understand requirements, available data and mission need
Assess current and future system mission performance through modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques, implementing software solutions to aid in said analyses
Contribute to deeply rewarding missions through engagement with diverse specialties and in areas such as data fusion, signal processing, analytics, cloud computing, machine learning, modeling/simulation, service oriented architectures, physics, systems/electrical/mechanical engineering, and in the future big-data management and visualization, plus pattern recognition
Engage in Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Proposals
Candidates will be interviewed and hired to support one or multiple teams within the 6377 — Modeling, Simulation, & Analysis department.
This role has exciting growth opportunities and is an integral part of the successful delivery of our missions. Additionally, this role will include a variety of interactions across (6300, 6700, 1500, 9300) including collaboration with partner organizations and partner projects. We provide significant opportunity for leadership development and provide the opportunity to engage in leadership development activities both independently and as part of a larger team.
Undergraduate and Graduate (Masters or PhD) degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or other relevant STEM degree. A relevant STEM bachelor's degree plus 4 years directly related experience may also be considered
Experience with modeling, scientific computing and/or machine/deep learning, image and signal processing.
Can obtain a DOE Q clearance
Foundation in modern software development practices and tools
Foundation in full life cycle software systems engineering
Technical leadership experience
Self-directed, organized, and able to work independently as well as in a number of different sized teams
Proven strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
Outstanding communication and presentation skills
Experience writing proposals
Experience publishing and presenting on complex technical topics
Knowledge and experience with implementation of the full software development process using Agile or other Iterative methodologies
Experience developing critical data processing and analysis systems
Ability to work with various subject areas across multiple development sub-teams
Full stack software development, including familiarity with modern software development practices and tools
The ability to handle multiple tasks and handle contending priorities
Strong customer-focus and can-do response to questions/requests with demonstrated outstanding follow through
Current Q Clearance can obtain a SCI clearance
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
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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.
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: 679700