1+ months

R&D Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

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.

Salary Range:

$86,300 - $166,800

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a R&D Systems Engineer.

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to solve problems and build cutting-edge systems? Do you want to join a dynamic team that modernizes our Nation’s most critical weapon systems to ensure strategic deterrence for America? You will leave work each day knowing you played a part in keeping our country safe and secure. If this motivates you, this position may be for you. We are seeking a highly motivated Systems Engineer to join the Weapons Systems Engineering Center.

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

+ Resolve technical and programmatic design, development, qualification and production challenges in a collaborative manner with multiple internal and external agencies

+ Demonstrate technical leadership in identifying and managing technical risks

+ Analyze system performance against requirements

+ Support the completion of functional and interface component requirements

+ Update design definition and documentation

+ Assess, plan, and report progress relative to program plan

+ Work with engineers from multiple external organizations

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor of Science degree in relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Plus, (2) years or more years of directly related experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job

+ Equivalent experience in lieu of degrees must be engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.

+ Position requires the ability to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Desire and ability to work on and communicate challenging issues with dynamic conditions, competing priorities, and firm deadlines in an ever-changing environment with urgency

+ Demonstrated effective communication skills, internally and externally

+ Experience in a nuclear weapon system or component organization

+ Demonstrated experience in systems engineering

+ Demonstrated ability to integrate, build and work effectively across technical teams, collaborate with customers and partners to resolve issues and conduct trade-offs to identify system solutions

+ Experience with DOD or DOE programs

+ Active US DOE Q-level security clearance or DOD Top Secret clearance

About Our Team:

The Weapon Systems Engineering Centers manage modernization for multiple nuclear weapon systems. The Centers lead the Laboratories’ efforts to develop integrated engineering solutions that maintain weapon-system-required military effectiveness and reliability while seeking improvements in safety and security. The Centers provide systems engineering, integration, qualification, and product realization expertise for nuclear weapon system modernization programs from concept development through initial operating capability.

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

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: 684452



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-07-18 Expires: 2022-11-04

 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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