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Intern- Interactive Systems Simulation & Analysis (ISSA) R&D Undergad Year Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Interactive Systems Simulation & Analysis (ISSA) Departmentis looking for computer science student intern to join our simulation team. The work environment is team oriented with multiple projects for DOE/NNSA and DoD programs. Candidates must have completed coursework in a wide variety of computer science topics including, but not limited to, multiple languages (e.g., C++, C#, Java, XML, etc.), algorithms, and simulation development. The successful candidate will work with our development team on model-based solutions for internal and external customers.

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

+ Attend software design meetings
+ Create or modify software for a simulation framework
+ Test new software
+ Use game software such as Unity or the Unreal engine
+ Build augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) demonstration software


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program
+ Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements

+ Must be pursuing a degree in computer science, mathematics or closely related discipline
+ Formal training or demonstrated experience in the following areas: the development of science-based software applications in C#, C++ or Java
+ Candidates must have completed coursework in a wide variety of computer science topics including, but not limited to, multiple languages (e.g., C++, C#, Java, XML, etc.), algorithms, and simulation development
+ Good oral, written and presentation skills
+ A high degree of self-motivation and ability to work effectively in a team environment
+ The candidate must be able to meet the requirements of a US government issued security clearance


+ Experience programming with Umbra simulation framework.
+ Experience developing serious games with Unity or similar game environment
+ Skills and experience in statistical data analysis techniques, including design of experiments and machine learning
+ Experience with graphical information systems (GIS) and ESRI products such as ARCGISExperience with Terra Vista, and Blender, Autodesk and Adobe tools and related GIS data experience is desired for terrain development
+ User experience design and development
+ Experience with 3D scanning using state-of-the-art FARO scanners and translating Cloud to CAD data familiarity
+ Demonstrated skill is desired in juggling multiple efforts simultaneously, being a self-starter and attentive to staff requirements
+ Ability and experience in project management, interacting with customers and performing program development is desired
+ Experience with particular external customers such as NNSA, DoD, DHS, and including program development work is desired
+ Demonstrated skill in managing complex projects or programs, juggling multiple efforts simultaneously, and meeting customer needs

Department Description:

The Interactive Systems Simulation & Analysis (ISSA) Department develops flexible and powerful tools for analyzing security in operational spaces, particularly high consequence facilities and their surrounding terrain. ISSA develops physics-based, 3D, terrain aware simulations that analyze a system's performance including the interplay between its components including sensing, energy, cyber, and personnel. Simulations may incorporate a mixture of live and simulated assets. Work in a variety of domains such as computer science research, terrain scanning/modeling, 3D modeling, and serious game development contribute to these tools. Example systems include: threat neutralization at NNSA and DoD sites, IED defeat, sensor employment, robotics, and immersive 3D simulations. See http://umbra.sandia.gov/ for more information.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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.

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 L-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 the 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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2019-11-10

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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Intern- Interactive Systems Simulation & Analysis (ISSA) R&D Undergad Year Round

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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