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Software Engineer/Programmer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691371

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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 Software Engineer/Programmer to join our tester realization team which directly supports several major Nuclear Deterrence Modernization programs. This opening provides an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work with a small team on high-profile, emergent projects that are critical to Sandia’s success in the ND mission space.

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

  • Originate, develop, and implement new LabVIEW code for System-level Development Testers.

  • Work with an experienced, highly skilled team of 2-4 software engineers/programmers to develop software in LabVIEW.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve tester anomalies.

  • Teach, train, and mentor staff members learning LabVIEW and NI TestStand.

  • Assist in the electrical checkout and delivery of automated test equipment.

  • Update and revise software as tester designs mature and change through subsequent hardware iterations.

  • Support the W87-1, W80,4 or Mk21 functional or environmental testing team when utilizing the system-level testers.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant will be required to work onsite in Albuquerque, NM. Some travel may be required for this position (up to 25%).

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a relevant STEM field, plus one (1) year of experience; OR Bachelor’s degree in stated field, plus five (5) years of experience; OR equivalent related experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development (in lieu of degree).

  • Four (4) years of experience in LabView or other NI interfaces (e.g., NI MAX).

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in above-stated relevant fields.

  • Certified LabView Developer; OR the desire to become a Certified LabVIEW Developer and/or Architect.

  • Experience in designing and implementing object-oriented code.

  • Experience programming (i.e., LabView, TestStand) and working with oscilloscopes, DMM, Digitizers, Timing, FPGA, logic/network/spectrum analyzers, function/pulse generators, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience leading a team of programmers and software engineers.

About Our Team:

The ND System Electrical Test Department (2332) performs electrical and functional testing, at the system-level, to support Sandia’s major ND modernization programs. Additionally, our team is responsible for the design, development, and manufacture of system-level development testers used for system-level functional testing. Our department is responsible for all electrical and functional system-level testing on the W80-4, Mk21, and W87-1 programs. The department maintains and operates multiple laboratories across SNL and interacts extensively with the design, environmental testing, and qualification teams of major ND modernization programs.

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: 691371

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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

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
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