25 days old

Computer Scientist/Engineer - Scrum Master, Software Developer, UX Researcher

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Do you love working with people? Are you a Servant Leader? What about a passion for all things analytic and human psychology? Do love developing software too? What about doing all of it in a high-functioning, high-quality agile software development environment?

Sandia's Computational Simulation Group (CSG) is a highly integrated team of departments focused on delivering an integrated suite of trusted, world-class, predictive engineering tools enabling multi-physics analyses. The CSG employs rigorous product development processes where staff are the key impetus for process improvements through adoption of new techniques and industry standard methodologies. All software development is conducted under the principles of lean/agile software practices. Team members are co-located in a virtual/real software laboratory, adhere to SCRUM methodologies, and pair program regularly.

We are seeking an experienced scrum master who also has the willingness and aptitude to expand their technical horizons to other areas. This position requires an experienced team-centric computer scientist/engineer to join a team of software developers and engineers who specialize in the development, delivery and maintenance of scientific applications and computing infrastructures for numerous and diverse computing architectures! The right person for this position will have flexibility in their job assignments and will serve primarily as the CSG’s Chief Scrum Master at about half time and will balance their time with other CSG teams as scrum master, and/or software developer, and/or UX researcher.

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

+ Provide Agile/Scrum leadership expertise for the CSG’s integrated software development teams

+ Lead and facilitate integrated CSG team planning meetings, stand-ups, and retrospectives

+ Plan, conceive, and conduct, research, and development for the CSG’s customers and sponsors

+ Gather, analyze, and share quantitative, qualitative, and performance data across the CSG

+ Initiate, design, develop, implement, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research for the CSG’s software products and services

+ Collaborate with the CSG’s physics-based application developers and user-interface designers to create high quality software products

+ Prioritize and balance competing activities and manage ambiguity, especially when performing in different roles which may include, in addition to the CSG Chief Scrum Master, software development using C/C++ for scientific programming and/or version control systems (particularly git), Python, and Shell Scripting on diverse computing architectures; or, UX research using a wide variety of usability methods, including observational studies, user interviews, surveys, heuristic evaluations, usability testing etc.

Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference!

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s and Master's degree in a relevant STEM field and one year experience or a Bachelor's degree and five years experience

+ Three or more years’ experience performing in a scrum master role

+ Experience developing, using, and leading formal software engineering processes, particularly agile processes

+ Experience with various support tools such as Jira, Confluence, Teams, etc.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Level clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Scrum Master or Scrum Professional certified

+ Excellent communication skills and ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form

+ Demonstrated problem-solving skills, and a willingness to submit work for extensive review

About Our Team:

The Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program at Sandia provides state-of-the-art computer simulation capabilities as part of NNSA’s mission to extend the lifetime of nuclear weapons in the stockpile without underground testing. The ASC program, through its Integrated Codes (IC) sub-program and the CSG, develops multi-physics simulation codes that incorporate physics and engineering models. The CSG’s Product Owner Leadership team manages and delivers its integrated suite of products as a single product with a unified strategy and is comprised of group-level servant professionals including a chief product owner, chief architect, chief scrum master, and chief analytics specialist.

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:

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, 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: 682943



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-27 Expires: 2022-05-27

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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