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Sandia National Laboratories Senior Manager-6830 Global Nuclear Security & Nonproliferation in Albuquerque, New Mexico


If you see U.S. national security as a complex web of adversaries, allies, technologies, and risks; If you can envision multiple ways to solve a problem; If you are eager to learn new things every day; If you want to leave a legacy for future generations, then this may be the perfect job for you!

We work at the nexus of technology and policy and includes arms control, safeguards, counterproliferation, and security. The GNSN team represents the US Government in collaborative and cooperative engagements that typically include partner countries, and the Senior Manager has a wide range of responsibilities from engaging with high level officials/dignitaries to mentoring staff. This manager is accountable for the safety/security of three departments with over 50 employees as they travel across the globe to participate/lead workshops, dialogues, and conferences.

The selected manager will be expected to understand GNSN and Sandia mission space in order to lead the group and engage with peers in the Division, Center, and across Sandia to support and advocate for our collaborative work with partner countries. On any given day, the manager may be called upon to:

  • Represent GNSN programs and mission space to internal and external partners
  • Oversee management of program resources, SNL capabilities, and personnel to effectively and efficiently meet customer needs with integrity, quality, and expertise
  • Ensure a safe and healthy workplace and the safety and security of employees traveling domestically and internationally
  • Provide expert opinion, evaluation, and advice to other SNL mission and program areas
  • Provide cost, schedule, scope, and performance data and metrics for projects
  • Partner with your colleagues to initiate, develop and execute group, center, division, and lab-wide plans and strategies

Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.


  • Graduate (Masters or PhD) degree in a relevant field
  • 10 years relevant experience, including five or more years managerial experience
  • Demonstrated programmatic leadership and development
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationall
  • Active DOE clearance, or equivalent, and ability to acquire a Q clearance with SCI access


  • Outstanding communication (written, verbal, public speaking) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop and mentor others and to establish and maintain strong and effective relations
  • Knowledge/experience in international institutions accountable for Treaties and Agreements, international security programs, and experience working in foreign environments
  • Experience leading programs for NNSA/DoD and other government agencies
  • Experience developing policy papers for USG agencies
  • Travel experience to countries with elevated risks
  • Basic understanding of nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction

Department Description:

We anticipate and characterize the global security environment; research, develop, and apply innovative systems-based solutions; and build partnerships that strengthen the nonproliferation regime and reduce global risks to US national security. Working with a diverse set of customers and partners, our efforts have impact in over 120 countries.

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*

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.