Sandia National Laboratories R&D Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security?
We are seeking highly motivated R&D Systems Engineer to become part of the NM Stockpile System Engineering team (02221, 02222, 02223, 02224, 02225). We are responsible for supporting the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile -- partnering with other Sandia organizations to design innovative and creative surveillance approaches for our high-priority component and material evaluation efforts, develop multimillion dollar instrumented flight test units, and provide design agency engineering support for production.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Support technical studies supporting nuclear safety and other special topics,
- Participate in work that is rooted in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying a deep understanding of engineering and scientific principles.
- Support testing and analysis of stockpile weapons systems/component performance.
- Develop working relationships with Important external interfaces including our National Nuclear Security Administration customers, DoD customers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, DoD contractors, Kansas City National Security Campus, and Pantex production plants.
Some travel will be required to fulfill the duties of this position.
Since there are several openings within the 2220 group, you may be placed in any of the five departments within the group (2221, 2222, 2223, 2224, 2225).
- Bachelor’s Degree in a STEM discipline with minimum of 2 years related experience or a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline.
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills to develop creative technical solutions;
- Eagerness to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment;
- Demonstrated communication and teaming skills;
- Ability to bring diverse technical perspectives, experience, and interests to the group;
- Active DOE Q-level security clearance.
Stockpile Systems Engineering (Departments 2221, 2222, 2223,2224, and 2225) have responsibility for the B61, W76-1, W78, W76-0, and W88 stockpile systems. The primary objective of these organizations is to assure the US nuclear weapon stockpile, remain safe, secure, reliable and of the highest performance as the underlying basis of the US nuclear deterrent capability. We provide engineering support for the life-cycle of the weapons, including maintenance, logistics, refurbishment, surveillance, special studies, testing, analysis and assessment. Additionally, we provide support to ongoing development programs as they arise.
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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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.