Sandia National Laboratories Qualification Lead (Early/Mid-Career) in Livermore, California
We are seeking an entry-level/mid-career R&D S&E Systems Engineer to join a multidisciplinary team in designing and developing advanced subsystems. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a new qualification program for these subsystems, which are comprised of multiple components. The qualification program will encompass qualification to mechanical, electrical, and environmental requirements. The engineer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team whose task will be to map design requirements, create and implement the qualification program, work with our quality engineer to implement quality methods into the qualification program, evaluate prototypes, test subsystems, support full-up system integration testing, and document results.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline plus four or more years of experience, or a higher degree (MS, PhD) in a relevant discipline
- The ability to create innovative solutions to difficult technical problems
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment and work cooperatively with other internal organizations, as well as external production facilities and suppliers
- A DOE Q clearance or equivalent Top Secret DoD clearance is required
- Ability to travel up to 25%
- Demonstrated experience of NW qualification processes, test scoping, execution, and documentation
- Demonstrated ability to identify and delegate tasks to supporting engineering staff
- Experience working with the DOORS requirements tool
- Experience with FEA modelling
- Experience with project planning tools such as MS Project or preferably Primavera P6
- Experience planning tests and writing test plans
- Experience leading a PRT or large project
- 3 years or more experience working on a PRT or within NW product realization framework
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to communicate development status via TRLs
- Ability to manage trade space and realize defendable down-select decisions
- Experience with mechanical test equipment, instrumentation and product qualification
- Experience working with NWC production agencies and external customers
- Previous work experience at Sandia or within the NNSA complex
- Project management skills
The Weapon Subsystems 1 department develops and supports advanced electronic and mechanical weapon subsystems for high consequence applications requiring exceptionally high confidence, quality and reliability. These projects enhance the safety and security of assets that are critical to U.S. national security, including the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.
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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance to start.
Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD) to be considered for this position.
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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.