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R&D Systems Engineering (Experienced) - Onsite (Kansas City)

Kansas City, MO

Job ID: 693552

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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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about working in a high functioning, inter-disciplinary collaborative team in engineering? If so, join our team! We are seeking a highly-motivated, professional R&D Systems Engineer to join the Surety Engineering Groups (2910 & 2920) to develop, implement, and maintain strategies to lead R&D project teams in successful product qualification and delivery.

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

  • Provide critical R&D contributions throughout the entire product realization lifecycle, including requirements engineering and traceability, validation and verification (V&V), risk analysis, and crucial technical documentation.

  • Develop requirements traceability reports, verification/validation plans, qualification plans, and essential engineering authorizations that ensure the product fully meets its requirements and design intent.

  • Communicate and team effectively across multiple roles and technology areas, to include staff, team leads, and several levels of management

  • Engage in projects which span across all phases of the product realization lifecycle from conceptual design and development, through to production, maintenance, and retirement.

  • Collaborate on projects that include both nuclear and non-nuclear components, subsystems, and systems, as well as some capability development.

  • Exercises critical thinking to identify, assess, and mitigate risks through the practical application of defect prevention to develop a safe, reliable, and robust product.

  • Lead through position of influence rather than authority, integrate people, teams, products, and activities across multiple technologies

*You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several departments within the Surety Engineering Groups (2910 & 2920).

Salary Range:

$104,100 - $207,100

*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.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Advanced (Masters or PhD) degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant subject area plus (5) or more relevant years' experience.

  • DOE Q-Level security clearance required to start

Qualifications We Desire:

Experience with:

  • Designing and qualifying test hardware, software, and test equipment

  • Applying risk-based approaches to evaluate rigor level of tester qualification activities.

  • Preventing, identifying, mitigating technical product defects and risks

  • Authoring qualification plans, requirements maps, test plans, and measurement assurance plans.

Additional desired qualifications include:

  • Design assurance skill, including requirements engineering and traceability

  • Technical analysis competence, including SPC, FMEA, RCA, HALT/HASS, Mistake Proofing, Design of Experiments, and Fagan Inspections

  • Ability to tackle complex problems in the absence of clear direction (experience in ambiguous environments)

  • Ability to implement high-quality standards while establishing and maintaining effective and positive relationships with internal and external customers at all experience and authority levels

  • Experience working with the National Security Campus (Formerly Kansas City Plant) in delivering War Reserve quality hardware

About Our Team:

The Surety Engineering Groups (2910 & 2920) are a center of excellence for research and development (R&D) Surety Systems Engineering at Sandia National Laboratories. With multidisciplinary engineers at numerous sites, our organization provides R&D hardware and software surety and systems engineering expertise throughout the entire product realization lifecycle, as well as, trains fellow scientists and engineers in defect prevention strategies and graded approaches to product qualification. We deliver strong technical solutions that increase customer confidence against loss, damage, and errors by minimizing a product’s risk through the prevention, early detection, and mitigation of defects. Our engineers play a critical role in R&D project teams responsible for realizing high-consequence products, providing customized engineering support that ensures the appropriate qualification and testing evidence meets design requirements in a predictable, timely, and sustainable manner.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) SCI security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). 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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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.

EEO:

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: 693552

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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Benefits

  • 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

RESUME / APPLICATION BEST PRACTICES

  • At Sandia, recruiters manually review resumes on each job posting instead of using a resume screening software program
  • Review the Sandia Resume Writing Best Practices Sheet before beginning your application
  • By following the best practices outlined, this ensures that recruiters can accurately determine your qualifications for the position