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Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) - TELEWORK

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691905

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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 your work? Do you dream of working in state-of-the-art facilities with safety culture? If so, join a diverse team that serves an organization that supports our national security!

We are seeking a highly motivated person who is passionate about ES&H operations and management systems to join our dynamic ES&H Operations and Systems team as a project member of our ES&H Integrated Enterprise Laboratories Data (ESHield) platform initiative. ESHield is a digital transformation initiative to modernize, reduce and consolidate ES&H information technology (IT) applications. The position requires information technology (IT) project involvement supporting the development, maintenance, and maturity of high-quality ES&H applications that ensures alignment with the Sandia ES&H management system attributes. The position provides the opportunity to collaborate labs wide with users and partners for successful integration opportunities. Collaboration efforts will entail gaining an understanding and knowledge of how information technology applications and processes are applied in a wide variety of Sandia research and development technology efforts and projects that will enhance labs wide ES&H culture.

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

  • Use structured systems approach that improves processes and adapts lean tools to ensure integration.

  • Participate or lead multi-functional teams to facilitate solution implementation and improvements aligned to mission and strategic objectives.

  • Participate in or facilitate structured improvement activities and lessons learned forums and integrate outcomes with the application/management system.

  • Document compliance obligations and requirements and evaluate competing characteristics between system elements and determine the most effective, integrated system solution.

  • Analyze system functionality and subsystem contribution to system function, ensuring that system obligations and requirements are met.

  • Collaborate with partners and users’ labs wide to ensure effective implementation and integration of ES&H processes and applications with research and development efforts and projects.

  • Use common office software and proprietary software to compile and generate reports, statistics, timelines, tables, and graphs to support leadership in making data-driven decisions.

  • Develop and implement effective processes to support ES&H applications.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • One to five, or more, years of experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

  • Knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • ES&H requirements, regulations, and operations

  • management systems

  • process analysis

  • corporate-level information technology programs

  • project planning

  • or quality assurance principles

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Experience interpreting, applying, integrating, and flowing down requirements into procedures, information technology platforms or management systems.

  • Knowledge of and experience in developing IT solutions.

  • Active L or Q Security Clearance; or other Active DOE/DOD clearance.

  • Experience as Six Sigma Green or Black belt.

  • Demonstrated success organizing, prioritizing, and following through to complete multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions, and changing priorities.

  • Strong organizational, team building, facilitation, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

  • Ability to work independently and within a teaming environment.

About Our Team:

The ES&H Operations and Systems organization is leading efforts in maturing the ES&H management system, ensuring integration into the Laboratories’ strategic approach and consistent deployment across the Sandia enterprise using a robust ES&H data management platform for collecting, monitoring, and measuring ES&H information.

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 L-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 the 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: 691905

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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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