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Senior/Principal R&D Systems Research & Analysis - Performance Analytics, Onsite

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 693684

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an experienced Data Analyst professional to improve analytical capabilities which enable data-based decision-making.

Are you passionate about building analytic methods and tools that revolutionize leadership's ability to actively assess and adjust the organization's performance? Are you seeking an opportunity to join a dynamic team in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment? If so, you will want to consider applying for this opportunity.

Successful candidates will be able to engage with customers across Sandia Labs at various levels of the organization to help advance the AI/ML analytical capabilities related to performance analysis, data automation and predictive analysis.

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

  • Partner across a multitude of functional areas to craft innovative AI/ML solutions

  • Build and modify databases and database management systems connections to enable leadership in assessing organization performance

  • Find opportunities for advancement of analytical capabilities and craft plans for implementing recommended improvements

  • Communicate effectively and influentially to leadership using presentations, written analyses, concise reporting, and visualizations.

Salary Range:

$109,300 - $217,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field, plus (1) years related experience; or A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, plus (5) years related experience; (Relevant fields may include STEM Degrees, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, or comparable)

  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • Graduate degree in Data Science, Computer Science, or similar STEM discipline

  • Experience in data base management systems such as Oracle, Hive, MongoDB, Hadoop

  • Proficiency in statistical analysis languages, Object or component-oriented development software such as Python, R, JMP, MLflow, Matlab

  • Familiarity with Machine learning and deep learning, including libraries and frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, scikit-learn

  • Familiarity in Natural language processing frameworks and libraries

  • Ability to identify business problems or management objectives that can be addressed through data analysis

  • Critical thinking, synthesis and analytical skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate AI/ML analyses to non-technical audiences

  • Experience working within the NNSA complex

  • Ability to track, analyze, and identify trends in data and provide effective solutions

  • Experience in facilitating teams preparing procedures, reports, and presentations and researching and obtaining information

  • Superb communication, collaboration, and people skills with proven ability to perform effectively in a teaming environment

  • Experience building and maintaining diverse, teaming relationships at all levels of internal and external organizations.

  • The ability to model behaviors that reflect Sandia’s core values

  • Active DOE Q or DoD TS security clearance.

About Our Team:

The Performance Analytics Department is the centralized hub for Sandia’s corporate level measures, metrics, dashboards and AI/ML tools. Our focus is to provide Sandia and its leadership with effective visualization and communication of both information and analytic results to support data-driven decisions. We are also responsible for partnering with all Sandia entities to advance their measures and metrics, as well as the development of institutional scorecard and dashboard frameworks.

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.

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.

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.

Job ID: 693684

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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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

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