Sandia National Laboratories R&D Systems Engineer- Underground Explosives Modeling (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Are you passionate about your work and dream of exploring solutions within a dynamic team that solves significant issues for this nation's security?
We are seeking an early-to-mid career system engineer supporting SNL’s role within a multi-laboratory leadership team responsible for the successful execution of a large-scale, field-experiment. This experiment supports a program incorporating field, laboratory, and modeling studies aimed at enhancing our nation’s capabilities for monitoring underground nuclear explosions anywhere in the world. You will collaborate with a lead system engineer to support the technical development of scientific requirements into the design requirements of this complex, large-scale, multi-disciplinary, field experiment. In this role, you may support the lead systems engineer with engaging a team, composed of participants from multiple national laboratories, to develop, maintain, and communicate a technical baseline for the experiment. Additionally, you may be responsible for partnering with domain experts throughout the DOE complex, including both scientists and engineers, to solicit input for the technical basis of the experimental requirements. This role will span the entire project lifecycle from product definition to retirement over four years. You will apply systems engineering principles to fit the risks and needs of this experiment.
This position will require willingness to travel up-to 25% of the year, with extended trips possible.
Over time, you will work with cross-disciplinary teams to identify and conceptually develop new technical work within Sandia mission program area. This may be accomplished through participation and partnerships in future proposal calls. Your responsibilities will include: 1) increase both Sandia’s and their own impact and standing in these programs by producing high-quality results; 2) perform your work according to Sandia values, which include serving national needs, delivering with excellence, respect for others, teaming, and scientific integrity.
- You hold a master’s degree in Systems Engineering or another technical discipline with a Systems Engineering certification; equivalent experience and education may also be considered (BS+4 years; AS+8years; No Degree+12 years)
- You have participated (team member or lead) in integrating complex systems or experiments
- You can obtain a DOE Q clearance
Ideally, we would also like your background to include:
- Current clearance (DOE or DOD)
- Ability to learn new concepts
- Work effectively both individually and as a team member
- Demonstrated experience integrating requirements designed by multiple domain experts
- Demonstrated ability in translating scientific requirements to engineering requirements
- Demonstrated experience with all aspects of a project’s life-cycle
- Demonstrated experience executing off-site field work
- Demonstrated ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team
- Background experience in geosciences, geophysics, seismology, signal processing
- Knowledge of systems engineering software tools, such as DOORs
- Strong organizational, written, oral, and presentation skills
We advance analysis and algorithms for remote sensing support of the United States Nuclear Detonation Detection System (USNDS), Nuclear Effects for Survivability and Consequence Management, and Nuclear Forensics. Missions such as treaty verification, non-proliferation and nuclear force management, with respect to nuclear detonation detection, are supported by our modeling and software products using optical, particle (NGX), and radio-frequency phenomenologies. We serve as a laboratories R&D resource for nuclear signatures modeling, simulation, and analysis expertise.
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.
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, disability, or veteran status.