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Manager, Scalable Modeling & Analysis

Livermore, CA 94550

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.


We are seeking a Scalable Modeling & Analysis manager (Manager, R&D Science and Engineering) to lead and cultivate our robust research program and deliver innovative results. You will have a broad range of technical, programmatic, and personnel management responsibilities including ensuring that the team is diverse, robust, agile, and well suited for all the department's technical challenges. You will have the opportunity to continue to expand the team and to seek opportunities for your staff to develop their careers.

The ideal candidate will work with the department’s and center’s staff as well as our internal and external customers to set the research and development agenda, support internal and external program development, prioritize activities, and enable high-quality execution of the department’s R&D. Our department’s activities are strongly linked to organizations across the laboratory in both Livermore and Albuquerque including computing and application specific centers, which necessitates solid relationship building with leadership in those centers as well as with the rest of the center (Homeland Security and Defense Systems -ORG 8700).

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

+ Lead department-level planning and communication with Sandia program managers for R&D projects focused on scalable high performance computing, spanning: modeling, analysis, and co-design activities in support of Sandia’s multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific computing needs.
+ Jointly manage our portfolio of high performance computing modeling, analysis, and co-design capabilities with partner managers in centers across sites (Livermore and Albuquerque)
+ Assure program execution (department-level program budgets, staffing, and deliverables) and address performance and execution gaps.
+ Foster a culture of inclusion and take an active leadership role in modeling and growing values in diversity, equality, and inclusion.
+ Oversee the day-to-day activities of managing the department operational, technical, and administrative responsibilities.
+ Coordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, mentoring, professional development, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition and disciplinary actions
+ Provide oversight of security and need-to-know management procedures spanning open through classified work.
+ Engage technically across the department to understand and represent the work.


+ Master’s degree in engineering, computer science or other physical science field plus four or more years of experience; or equivalent
+ Two or more years of demonstrated leadership experience
+ Sustained record of scientific contribution and innovation
+ Experience with one or more of the following: high performance computing, modeling, analysis, and/or co-design R&D or delivery
+ Ability to travel on a monthly basis
+ Ability to obtain a DOE Q security clearance


+ PhD in engineering, computer science, other physical science, or similar technical field
+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills
+ Experience building and leading large and diverse, successful teams
+ Experience developing and using massively parallel codes
+ Proven expertise in high performance computing modeling, analysis, and/or co-design R&D
+ Existing relationships with technical community and/or awareness of ongoing developments in high performance computing, programming models, or engineering analysis tools and workflows
+ Active DOE Q security clearance
+ Knowledge of the U.S. nuclear deterrence program

Department Description:

The Scalable Modeling & Analysis Systems department has a research and development focus on massively scalable modeling and analysis systems for scientific computing, engineering sciences, and complex systems. Focus areas include fundamental high performance computing system research and development on resilience for high performance computing, novel programming models, and macro-scale system performance modeling, all aimed at developing massively scalable capabilities and research and development on engineering sciences workflows, including leading the SAW (Sandia Analysis Workflow) and IWF (Integrated Workflow) projects.

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.

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.


Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories’ collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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