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R&D Aeronautical Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Would you like to join a high performing team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? If so, we encourage you to explore this new and exciting opportunity within Sandia National Laboratories!

The Advanced Concepts Engineering Department is seeking a highly qualified and experienced engineer to lead various projects that explore, design, and develop advanced flight system technologies and concepts. The position will require leading subject matter experts in multiple scientific disciplines to develop future offensive and defensive concepts and algorithms for next generation systems.

On any given day, you may:

+ Lead the programmatic and strategic aspects of the projects
+ Have substantial technical understanding of the engineering products and technologies being analyzed, conceptualized, developed, and tested
+ Be responsible for forming and leading diverse teams of engineers/scientists to achieve technical objectives
+ Serve as a principal technical project interface with internal Sandia organizations, as well as external partners and suppliers
+ Interact with senior DoD or NNSA leadership
+ Manage technical and programmatic requirements
+ Manage technical and non-technical risks and opportunities, as well as assure quality products


+ Master's degree (M.S. or M.E.) in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related STEM discipline plus six (6) years of relevant experience and/or achievements that demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent analysis, research and development;

- or a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related STEM discipline plus four (4) years of relevant experience
+ Experience working on DoD development and/or acquisition programs
+ Background includes experience working with/presenting to DoD senior leaders
+ Program management/leadership on engineering/R&D programs and projects
+ Ability to make decisions requiring scientific or engineering judgment across more than one discipline
+ Ability to obtain a DOE Q security clearance


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with UARCs and FFRDCs (e.g. John Hopkins APL, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Aerospace Corporation, DOE Laboratories)
+ Experience leading and working within integrated multi-disciplinary teams
+ Experience working with advanced technologies and delivering responsive technical solutions in anticipation of national security needs
+ Currently possess an active DOE or DoD clearance
+ Additional traits and experience that are desired and will help a candidate be successful in this role include having knowledge of DoD and COCOM operations, having nuclear weapons experience, possessing a missile defense background, having passion for being a transformation/change agent with an eye on the future for next generation concepts, and possessing political astuteness and the ability to influence OSD decision makers

Department Description:

The Advanced Concepts Engineering department explores, analyzes, designs, and develops advanced technologies and concepts throughout the kill chain from initial detection to final engagement. We design and develop detailed components, subsystems, models, and algorithms with a global perspective and broader understanding at the system, system of systems, and mission level. We focus on high-fidelity engineering level analysis up through architecture level analysis. The department integrates cross-laboratory, multi-disciplinary expertise to solve the most challenging national security problems.

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 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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-09-11 Expires: 2020-10-11

 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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