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Solutions Architect - Model-Based Design Team (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688623

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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:

$101,400 - $201,400

*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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about developing and deploying advanced technologies and solutions to improve how we deliver on our national security mission?Then join the Model-Based Definition Team as a Solutions Architect!

You will work as part of a team to identify, design, and deploy solutions to meet Model-Based Definition design and data management needs. You will also perform a variety of roles and responsibilities which support advancing Model-Based Definition (MBD) capability and expanding its use across the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE).

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management Systems or related field plus 5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience or knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (e.g. PTC Winchill & PDMLink)

  • Experience or knowledge of database concepts and development (e.g. Oracle)

  • Experience or knowledge of enterprise architecture methodologies and frameworks (e.g. TOGAF)

  • Experience or knowledge of gathering user specifications and defining requirements

  • Experience or knowledge of modeling practices (e.g. SysML and UML)

  • Experience or knowledge of software development lifecycle concepts (e.g. Agile, and Waterfall)

  • Ability to complete tasks with evolving requirements and minimal direction

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and ability to see & convey the big picture

  • Ability to tackle ambiguity and adapt to a fast-paced, customer-focused operations

  • Ability to work and communicate in an interdisciplinary team environment

About Our Team:

The Strategic Planning and Execution department (02953) is the home of the Model-Based Definition Team. This team is responsible for identifying target maturity levels for various Model-Based Definition technologies and then developing and deploying the tools, processes, training, and documentation to achieve those targets. The Model-Based Definition solutions that this team develops are then used by Sandia’s “Design Engineering Group” to generate product design and definition to support various partners across Sandia National Labs. The Design Engineering Group consists of multiple design departments which provide design engineering services using MCAD and ECAD tools such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Data Management (PDM) softwares.

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.

Job ID: 688623

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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

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