Sandia National Laboratories R&D Systems Research & Analysis-International Safeguards (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 significant issues for our nation's security?

We are seeking a Systems Research and Analysis lead to support nonproliferation projects and make key technical contributions in the International Safeguards and Engagements Department.

On any given day, you may be asked to:

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership in the development of advanced safeguards concepts and data analytics projects.
  • Utilize systems engineering methodologies assess the future need of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s R&D plan.
  • Ability to design data experiments and analyze heterogeneous signals to draw actionable conclusions including remote sensing, open source, etc.
  • Cultivate successful relationships with key US government sponsors, University collaborators, national laboratory collaborators, and international partners
  • Create proposals to further existing and develop new program and project areas based on existing and new department capabilities
  • Engage across the broader Sandia community to create strategic partnerships and bring to bear that knowledge and experience
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


  • You possess a Bachelors of Science degree plus 8 or more years of directly relevant experience working
  • You can a DOE Q security clearance


Ideally, your background would also include:

  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of IAEA safeguards policies and agreements, as well as IAEA information analysis process and systems: data, software, ISE platform, MOSAIC, etc.
  • Expertise in remote sensing including open source imagery
  • Experience in implementing a systems-level approach to international safeguards
  • Experience developing, implementing, and deploying software to support domain-specific data analytics in international nonproliferation

Department Description:

Our mission is to provide technical solutions to the international safeguards regime and support development of safeguards and export control competencies in partner countries. Through our US government sponsors we research technologies, build capabilities, and provide analyses to support the international nuclear nonproliferation monitoring regime’s mission of ensuring that nuclear activities are used for peaceful purposes. Our work supports the export control regime through commodity identification training. We engage with international partners through the Visiting Research Scholar Program and the Cooperative Monitoring Center.

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*

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*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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.

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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.