1+ months

R&D S&E, Systems Engineer/Data Architect (Experienced)

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:

Are you passionate using your systems and data engineering talents in an agile environment to provide creative solutions for national security initiatives?

Join us a R&D Systems Engineer and use your knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering (MSBE), semantic techniques and tools, and passion for data management! You will provide innovative solutions and thought leadership to the organization regarding the use and structure of data.

We use modern software frameworks and practices to tackle big-data challenges for the nuclear weapons enterprise. The department is part of the Advanced Systems & Transformation organization; developing safe, secure, trusted, and mission-capable weapon designs and architectures using rapid development cycles, innovative design methodologies, and advanced evaluation techniques.

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

+ Enable and promote the efficient, effective, accurate, and secure use of data throughout the product realization lifecycle in support of the ND Data Strategy.

+ Serve as a liaison to various ND governance councils and boards and utilize a deep understanding of the ND Product Realization Process to cultivate relationships that enable data stewardship within ND organizations and projects.

+ Perform technical analyses and develop recommendations to support data remediation, ontologies, data standards, and data models within ND programs.

+ Produce data architecture standards and policies guiding data development, analytics, and practices. Influence business and IT standards and policies.

+ Guide, influence, and participate in the implementation of a variety of data strategy capabilities, including cloud computing, data catalogs and services, data authorization solutions, data access logging, and data analytics.

+ Review solution architectures and designs for alignment to applicable standards and policies. Advise projects on data architecture standards, policies, and procedures.

+ Research, identify, and evaluate current and future techniques for data driven/digital engineering and data governance. Influence the adoption of data driven techniques across the Product Realization Lifecycle.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master’s degree in STEM or other advanced degree plus 1 year of experience;

+ or Bachelor’s degree in STEM or other technical field plus 5 years’ experience

+ Proven experience with MBSE, master data management, enterprise architecture, and/or data modeling techniques and tools. Thorough understanding of data architectural patterns and frameworks.

+ Experience with ontologies, taxonomies, and other information architecture and semantic web concepts.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ 2+ years of Nuclear Deterrence (Nuclear Weapons) domain experience. Knowledge of multiple areas within the ND domain. Strong understanding of NW Product Realization Lifecycle.

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that allow effective, dedicated working relationships in a dynamic team environment. Adept at simplifying and explaining complex technical concepts to colleagues

+ Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and projects.

+ Active DOE Q Clearance.

+ Strong analytical skills.

About Our Team:

The Data Engineering and Analytics department innovates technical solutions to nuclear deterrence and associated needs through the architecture, engineering, and development of complex software and data systems as well as the exploration and application of data science and data modeling techniques to unique nuclear deterrence data.

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: 682353



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-06 Expires: 2022-05-27

 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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