1+ months

R&D Systems Engineer (Experienced)

Livermore, CA 94550

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:

We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to lead engineering systems development activities for future Sandia programs and collaborate with internal and external customers!

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

+ Plan, conduct, and implement Sandia's science and engineering programs within the spectrum of fundamental research, development, or demonstration.

+ Create and apply scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering fields to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems.

+ Synthesize anticipated future deterrence needs to define weapon system and subsystem requirements.

+ Define and develop advanced and exploratory weapon systems architectures.

+ Conduct or direct system-level design architecture analysis that combines a number of component parts or subsystems into a complete functional system.

+ Define future technology development needs for Sandia.

+ Develop advanced engineering demonstrator and/or test units, conduct testing, and analyze test results.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Systems Engineering, or related field plus six (6) years' experience; or PhD plus three (3) years' experience.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Evidence of excellent communication skills, including strong writing, interpersonal, and formal briefing capabilities.

+ Proven ability to work within team environments and in conjunction with diverse collaborators.

+ Evidence of independent initiative in the development of new ideas or programs as well as be adaptable in dynamic environments.

+ Ability to lead and conduct engineering work in a systems context.

+ Ability to decompose abstract and ambiguous needs into tractable and workable design requirements.

+ Technical background with experience in one or more of the following areas:

+ Programming in a high-level language (MATLAB, C/C++, Java, LabVIEW, Python, etc.)

+ Computer Aided Design (Solidworks, CREO, etc.)

+ Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

+ Hands-on testing and debugging complex systems in a lab/test facility environment

+ Background and understanding of nuclear weapons across the lifecycle is strongly desired, but training in the organization to fill experience gaps is acceptable.

About Our Team:

As part of the Advanced Systems and Transformation Center, the Advanced and Exploratory (A&E) Systems Departments have responsibility to provide system-level leadership for early technology maturation for Sandia. The departments are pursuing numerous activities to advance technologies and systems concepts to meet future nuclear deterrence needs. These activities include, but are not limited to:

+ Developing innovative weapon system concepts and architectures with features resilient to future uncertainties (e.g., threat environment)

+ Developing physical, functional, and flight demonstration test units for future systems as part of demonstrator programs that address systems-level integration challenges

+ Providing system context and future technologies needs to internal Labs-wide research programs

The A&E Systems Departments partner with the broader Sandia community to bridge Science and Technology capabilities with systems’ needs. The departments also serve as the main point of communication to LLNL and the Air Force with respect to Future System design and development. In addition, the departments maintain key collaborations around the Nuclear Security Enterprise, such as KCNSC, LANL, Pantex, Y-12, STRATCOM, and intelligence partners.

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: 681374



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-07-22

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