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Software Systems Engineer - Digital Engineering Ecosystem (Experienced) HYBRID

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691918

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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:

Are you intrigued by Digital Engineering and transforming the way we design products? Do you see the value in an integrated digital approach that uses authoritative sources of system data and models as a continuum across fields to support lifecycle activities? Are you passionate about quality assurance and being part of a stellar team that works together to develop innovative solutions in support of national security? Then join our dynamic team as an IT Software Systems Engineer that is building the Digital Engineering Ecosystem of the future for Sandia!

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

  • Design, deliver, and verify new technology solutions across the broad spectrum of ND mission data sources

  • Lead and support the research, development, evaluation, and application of computational capabilities to support the ND mission

  • Lead development and execution of quality assurance testing processes and methods across front-end, back-end, database, and UI/UX areas in an agile software development environment

  • Propose and participate in research and development efforts, as well as provide in-depth technical support of general scientific and engineering application software related tools

  • Drive development of operations and routine maintenance of enduring systems within the Sandia Digital Engineering Thread and NSE Enterprise Digital Thread

  • Partner with vendors to provide additional features within the Sandia Digital Engineering Thread and NSE Enterprise Digital Thread

    The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary, around 25% - 60%.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a relevant technical field plus five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

  • Hands-on experience with test automation frameworks (e.g., Selenium, Cypress, Puppeteer, Playwright)

  • Experience with atleast one of the following:

  • Leading innovation in test management approaches and testing solutions

  • Experience with test management tools (e.g., TestRail, XRay, Qtest, Quality Center)

  • Creating and writing formal test scripts & test plans

  • Creation and execution of Quality Assurance methods or processes

  • Experience leading small teams

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a relevant technical field

  • Experience interfacing directly with customers for quality and testing applications

  • Experience using debugging tools, static analysis tools, test harnesses, and other capabilities to troubleshoot and fix complex software applications and libraries

  • Understanding of client/server, web-based, and server-side computing architectures

  • Experience designing, implementing, or using REST APIs

  • Experience with single-application frameworks such as Angular, React, or Vue

  • Experience deploying system updates, identifying/fixing production issues, and implementing software integrations

  • Experience defining and implementing development, test, release, update, and support processes for DevOps operations

  • Experience using version-control tools such as Git in a configuration-controlled software development environment

  • Experience using CI/CD tools such as maven, gradle, Jenkins, gitlab, github, or docker

  • Experience designing and implementing SQL and/or NoSQL databases as well as an understanding and experience with query languages and data mining tools for database interaction and multi-source data integration

  • Solid understanding and experience with common software design patterns and architecture

  • Experience with agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, or other processes including XP, test driven development, continuous integration

  • Scrum Master certification

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written

  • Breadth of experience across multiple functions and/or programs

About Our Team:

The Digital Engineering Transformation group(2490) is responsible for helping shape the future of Nuclear Deterrence weapons systems by driving several critical initiatives including, but not limited to, the NW accelerating product realization effort (includes modular architectures, model based enterprise, rapid product realization, agile technologies, tester initiatives, revolutionary system and component qualification, etc.) and the Digital Engineering Ecosystem design including highly advanced architectures and technologies, digital representation and enterprise solutions, revolutionary processes and procedures, etc. This posting is an entry point to all the departments within Org-2490. The group sits at the nexus of driving system and component performance knowledge, which also forms a large part of development program activities and paces much of their schedule. This department will open up the boundaries on all fronts: architecture, technology, tools and processes. The team works across SNL organizational boundaries by partnering within the NW Complex (LANL, LLNL, NSC-KC, Pantex, etc.) and the DOD sponsors. We operate with new architectures, technologies, tools and processes forming strategic partnerships to create win-win relationships.

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: 691918

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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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