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Sandia National Laboratories W87-1 ModSim Weapon System Engineer (Experienced) in Livermore, California

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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.

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Why Join Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence programs? We develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. Join us in our critical mission to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our nation's nuclear deterrents!

Experienced R&D engineers with experience and interest in modeling and simulation will find leadership opportunities in the W87-1 Modernization Program. We are seeking an experienced engineer to be a part of the W87-1 system engineering team to lead interfaces with the modeling and simulation organizations that support the W87-1 Modernization program. For internal candidates, this posting is promotion-eligible.

When you join our team, you will be part of a diverse, collaborative group that values individual contributions and encourages a culture of respect for all. The work is challenging, dynamic and it will require high accuracy. This career path offers opportunities to be influential, mentor early career engineers, and have significant visibility and responsibility over program deliverables.

The ModSim Weapon System Engineer would contribute in the following ways:

  • Identify and coordinate the system design team needs for modeling and simulation; support coordination of the system qualification team needs for modeling and simulation

  • Communicate and manage the system modeling and simulation team needs with the modeling and simulation organizations at Sandia

  • Ensure that the modeling and simulation roadmap and planned activities support the W87-1 system team needs, coordinating/collaborating with the modeling & simulation organizations at Sandia

  • Lead integration of modeling and simulation activities with other systems engineers on the design team.

  • Present at technical design reviews

  • Conduct or assist with cost account management

  • Represent Sandia on multi-organizational project teams

    Required:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 5 or more years’ related experience; or Master’s degree plus 1 or more years’ related experience, or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering or related discipline; or equivalent related experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development.

  • Academic or job experiences in areas such as: engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

  • Active U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance

    Desired:

  • Experience working on engineering design, qualification, production, or related projects

  • Experience performing or interfacing with modeling and simulation to support engineering design and qualification work

  • Experience/exposure to multiple modeling and simulation areas, including solid mechanics, structural dynamics, thermal sciences, aero sciences, radiation effects, electromagnetics, electrical circuits, and shock physics.

  • Experience working on Nuclear Deterrence product realization

  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, including the ability to develop and present briefings that are clear and compelling

  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter in an ambiguous environment

  • Knowledge and/or experience of system engineering concepts and principles

    Department Description:

    Sandia National Laboratories has a history of service to the nation, and we are on a path to continue with our mission. Our roots lie in the Manhattan Project from the early atomic energy era of World War II. The various Systems Engineering Departments are part of the Sandia/California Weapon Systems Engineering Center which is responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U.S. nuclear weapons enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent. The departments are comprised of groups of dedicated and motivated engineers with advanced technical degrees, primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering.

    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.

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.

EEO Statement:

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.

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