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Sandia National Laboratories Systems Engineer - Data Analysis (Experienced) in Livermore, California

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.

Salary Range:

*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:

Do you want to join a dynamic, high-performing, multi-discipline team developing exciting and impactful capabilities for the nation? Are you mission-focused with a keen attention to detail and a passion for robust engineering, testing and data analysis? If so, this may be the opportunity for you!

We are seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer (Job Title: R&D S&E Systems Engineer) to focus on analysis of complex systems supporting national security missions. Your work will have direct impact to our warfighters, increase national security, and have tangible results that will continually challenge you and cultivate your creativity. The work environment is team focused with success contingent on everyone working together toward common goals.

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

  • Analyze complex data sets to evaluate system performance and explain anomalous behavior

  • Use core principles and pragmatic approaches in unique ways to create elegant representations of data that highlight correlations and provide insights

  • Develop ways to test and understand the operation of complex capabilities

  • Evaluate operational systems and data flows

  • Evaluate and analyze test data to understand the performance of the device under test

  • Coordinate with IT, networking, and software development teams to understand potential sources of issues and anomalies

  • Coordinate with non-technical partners and help them understand the results and methods of the analysis

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (science, technology, physics, engineering or math) with at least one year of experience; or equivalent

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: data analysis, generating technical documentation, leading system design activities, developing and testing prototype systems, assessing system reliability and performance, operationally fielding and supporting capabilities, software quality assurance or system testing, software development

  • Ability to hold a DOE Q and TS/SCI security clearances

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Advanced degree in engineering or related field

  • Experience working with US intelligence organizations, DOE, DoD, satellite systems, operational support.

  • Strong leadership, partnership and coaching/mentoring skills

About Our Team:

The Special Programs Department I (8771) is responsible for developing high-impact and high-consequence national security projects supporting a broad range of US government sponsors. Projects revolve around CONOPS creation, traditional Systems Engineering and development of custom software and IT architectures.

While IT architectures and software development are core capabilities, projects span multiple engineering disciplines and have durations ranging from days to years.

Special Programs’ success comes from the team’s ability to create innovative, end-to-end capabilities supporting the most demanding missions. The team works closely with our sponsors to understand their mission and develop solutions based on the sponsors’ specific needs. Special Program’s unique infrastructure, operational mindset along with deep domain and technical experience creates distinct and exceptional capabilities for our sponsors and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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 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.


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: 685808