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DOORS Database Technologist (Mid-Career/Experienced)

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 689197

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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a motivated individual to join the W80-4 Systems Program Management team as a DOORS Database Manager (job title: General Technologist). The DOORS Database Manager will assist in managing and tracking nuclear weapons technical and programmatic requirements using IBM Rational DOORS (Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System) software. This tool has gained wide use across Sandia National Laboratories as the preferred requirements management application for nuclear weapon projects for the duration of the lifecycle.

This position, based upon skills and desire, can range from data entry and manipulation to creating custom reports and providing guidance on database architecture. Training and mentoring will be available, and the selected candidate will be an integral member of the requirements team.

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

  • Create guides and training to support DOORS users.

  • Be an active member of the corporate DOORS Users Group and Requirements Working Group.

  • Work closely with systems engineers and other R&D staff on a frequent basis.

  • Partner with other database technologists.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

Qualifications We Require:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus three or more years of directly related experience in Nuclear Deterrence programs and/or database support

  • Experience with common office software, such as Microsoft Office

  • Active Q or Top Secret security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with science and engineering technical management and staff

  • Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work with other organizations, project sponsors, stakeholders, customers, and suppliers

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Proficient skills with MS Office Suite

  • Knowledge of the Nuclear Weapons complex and product realization process

  • Experience collaborating with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, or Department of Defense

  • Experience working with the IBM Rational DOORS database or relational databases

  • General knowledge of systems engineering processes and terminology and project management processes and terminology

  • Experience analyzing engineering data and developing customized reports to summarize engineering data

  • Experience implementing procedures and training other staff

  • Experience with classified information and working on classified networks

  • Excellent technical writing and desktop publishing skills

About Our Team:

The W80-4 Project Management department is responsible for providing Science & Engineering (S&E) Project Management support to the W80-4 Life Extension Program (LEP) system team at the Sandia National Laboratories. The department is also an integral part of the Division 8000 Nuclear Weapons (NW) Project Management Office (PMO). The NW Programs are responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U.S. nuclear weapons, enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 689197

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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 California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilitiesM
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schoolsM
  • VineyardsM
  • BeachesM
  • State ParksM
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchisesM
  • Art havenM
  • Proximity to SF Bay AreaM

Learn more about Life in Livermore, California

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