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Software Systems Engineer - Global Nuclear Security (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691925

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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 passionate about developing innovative applications that support critical national security missions? Join a dynamic team that solves exciting issues for our nation’s security!

We are seeking a Software Systems Engineer to join our creative team developing 24/7 systems of high national consequence comprised of millions of lines of code. We focus on delivering maintainable, high-quality software through proven Agile techniques. We value teamwork and a cohesive, high-energy environment enabling our experts to implement rapid solutions to novel problems. If you're looking to apply your skills and experience towards critical and impactful work, read on!

  • Develop innovative applications for the US Nuclear Detection System

  • Support front-end User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) efforts and web development activities

  • Meet with the team to discuss work progress and brainstorm solutions

  • Support both large software ground systems plus low technology readiness level work that is very fast-paced

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM field

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience with a subset of the following:

  • UI/UX web development

  • Cloud technologies

  • Continuous Improvement/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline

  • Configuration Management

  • Orbital mechanics

  • Containerization (Docker preferred)

  • Algorithms and machine learning

  • Multi-threading

  • Large-scale systems

  • Ability to obtain SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph

About Our Team:

Department 6361 develops operational monitoring software in supports of the US and International nuclear monitoring and non-proliferation mission. From basic research and development to fully deployed operational data processing and analysis systems, the department specializes in software feature development, geophysics, seismology/infrasound, machine learning, big data analytics, algorithm development and data analysis. This department is currently responsible for the National Data Center Modernization and the design and engineering of systems supporting Proliferation Assessment.

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: 691925

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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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