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R&D Systems Engineer - Systems & Software Integration Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689940

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer to lead all aspects of the refinement of software/firmware system definition and integration of software and firmware into system-level functionality on a major secure transportation program. If you are selected for an interview, ask the hiring manager to show you the amazing environmental test video! We develop the next generation secure transportation solution for the US Government. The selected candidate will work in an exciting, dynamic and fast-paced environment where you can make a visible contribution to the national security posture of the United States!

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

  • Provide significant technical contribution as a member of the system technical team.

  • Support finalization and implementation of functional system architecture and design definition.

  • Coordinate subsystem functional software/firmware integration efforts to achieve full system functionality, delivery of the fully functional final development build trailer, and the eventual First Production Unit (FPU) to meet program due date commitments.

  • Partner with the design and qualification teams to engage with module, subsystem, testbed and trailer-level functional test and qualification activities.

  • Potential minimal travel as required to support program efforts.

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or a relevant STEM field, plus five (5) years or more of relevant experience; OR Master's degree as stated above plus one (1) year of relevant experience.

  • Experience in execution and/or oversight of module and/or system software development and HW/SW integration efforts.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Four (4) years of experience in software development and/or system functional architecture development efforts at Sandia or elsewhere.

  • Experience with some of the following:

  • Hardware product development lifecycle.

  • Assembly, integration, and test of large systems.

  • System functional architecture definition.

  • FPGA / firmware implementation.

  • Project management experience including responsibilities for schedule, budget and risk management.

  • Mature problem-solving, collaboration skills, and an ability to take broad direction and implement technical and programmatic features of the program without detailed guidance or supervision.

  • A strong dedication to a positive teaming environment, strong written and verbal skills, with strong attention to detail, and a keen focus on customer service.

  • Active DOE L or Q security clearance, or equivalent.

About Our Team:

The Transporter Systems Development department is responsible for driving the multi-year development effort for the next generation secure transportation solution from conceptual design to production. The department works with multiple internal and external organizations and the US government customer to plan and successfully implement the program. Members of the Transporter Systems Development department are responsible for providing the technical, programmatic and systems engineering leadership for all aspects of the multi-disciplinary development effort.

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:

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: 689940

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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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