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R&D Controls Scientist/Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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:

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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:

Organization 05446, Navigation, Guidance, and Control II, is currently seeking an R&D Controls Scientist/Engineer to join their team.

The selected candidate will work on the development of advanced nonlinear control theory and robust control design and analysis.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

+ Apply control theory to experimental hypersonic flight systems

+ Develop Proposals

+ Collaborate with universities

+ Write publications and present work at conferences and customer meetings

Qualifications We Require:

+ A Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM Field and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Science, Mathematics or a relevant STEM Field with a focus in control theory

+ Coursework or experience with classical control, modern control, and robust control

+ The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ A PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Science, or Mathematics with a focus in control theory

+ The ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary project teams

+ Experience with MathWorks’ Simulink

+ Experience modeling kinematic and dynamical systems

+ Strong writing and oratory skills with supporting Journal articles or Conference Proceedings.

+ The proven ability to lead research

+ An active DOE Q-level security clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret

About Our Team:

The Navigation, Guidance, and Control II Department (05446) envision, prototype, and demonstrate research and development (R&D) of Navigation Guidance & Control (NG&C) technologies to advance military systems capabilities for defensive system applications. The Department conducts basic research to gain more complete knowledge/understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena related to NG&C technologies, applied research to gain knowledge/understanding necessary for determining how a NG&C need may be met, and experimental development for systematic use of the knowledge/understanding gained from NG&C research for design and development of prototype systems. The Department technical staff are a diverse and multidisciplinary team of S&E Project Manager(s), Aeronautical Engineer(s), Control Engineer(s), Computer Engineer(s), and Electrical Engineer(s) with advanced engineering degrees. The Team’s core capabilities are algorithm development for NG&C, software-in-the-loop & real-time hardware-in-the-loop six degree-of-freedom simulations, embedded software development, analysis & evaluation, and real-time telemetry display computers.

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: 682948



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