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Software Systems Engineer (Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688418

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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.

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.

Salary Range:

$88,600 - $146,200

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Software Systems Engineer!

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

  • Participate on Department sub-teams of individuals dedicated to supporting this mission and integrating and delivering data and data pipelines for analytic/BI/application use

  • Implement and integrate IT solutions/architectures/data to advance Sandia's ability to make high quality data-driven decisions as needed

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Sciences, or a related STEM field plus five (5) years' experience; or a Master's degree in a related field plus one (1) year of experience

  • Experience with data delivery and data science tools such as Denodo, Tableau, RStudio, and Cloudera

  • Experience with enterprise level database platforms such as Oracle, SQLServer, and MongoDB

  • Experience with SQL, PL/SQL, and/or other tools to integrate and prep data

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience working with IT Project Managers in the areas of project planning, cost estimation, and managing scope/risk/schedule

  • Experience using Agile Lifecycle tools and techniques

  • Experience with designing, developing, deploying, and supporting Enterprise level production IT data/data pipeline solutions in on-prem or in cloud environments

  • Experience in architecting IT solutions to address customer requests and meeting requirements for complexity, scalability, and availability of production-level solutions

  • Self-motivated and team-oriented with good negotiation and communication skills

  • Experience participating in COTS make/buy decisions

  • Understanding of Systems Engineering fields particularly Requirements Management and Configuration Management

  • Experience with development and automation of data pipelines

  • Experience with the design, implementation, and use of data warehouses

  • Experience with using Windows and/or Linux operating systems

  • Experience architecting new solutions to integrate with existing on-prem infrastructure and cloud services

  • Ability to thrive in a matrixed teaming environment with a strong customer service ethic

  • Ability to review systems architecture designs with business owners and ensure alignment of architecture capabilities with customer requirements

  • Passion for deriving greater value/insight from data assets

About Our Team:

The primary mission of the Data Sciences Department is to increase the value that Sandia obtains from information assets. To accomplish this mission, we focus on streamlining data access with governance, integrating and federating data, data quality issues, data virtualization, and the creation of a scalable data and analytic architecture. We provide data analytics and visualization services, and software engineering of applications in support of analytic tools. The goal is to enable Sandia to obtain useful insights from data and make high-confidence decisions. We are dedicated to creating quality data and analytics products that have positive mission/corporate impact. Via data virtualization, we assist customers with issues related to data integration and disparate data sources. New data delivery and analytics technologies and methods are persistently evaluated for inclusion within the portfolio of Data Science services the Department offers. In addition, cloud-enabled data science tools are reviewed and evaluated for current and future use.

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.

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.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 688418

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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

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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