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

Albuquerque, NM 87102

**This could be your next great career opportunity!**

We are seeking Systems Engineers for tasks such as leading system requirements and verification activities, leading integration and testing activities for space applications, participating in space system modeling studies, supporting constellation health/performance modeling, and supporting space hardware production efforts.

On any given day, duties may include the following, depending on the specific role:

+ Applying system knowledge to develop test plans for USNDS (US Nuclear Detonation Detection System) verification activities; ensure USNDS objectives are met and coordinating with external government counterparts
+ Analyzing test data and documenting results
+ Working with a multi-disciplinary team to integrate flight electronics with mechanical and optical subassemblies
+ Executing qualification and first flight test activities
+ Leading requirements/verification of space systems through the qualification and production stages
+ Performing system modeling of individual space assets within a larger constellation
+ Analyzing state of health for current space assets and assisting with anomaly resolution
+ Leading efforts supporting tester design, test plans, and execution


+ Requires Master's degree of Science or Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Quality, or Industrial Engineering); or equivalent experience and education (BS + 4 years)
+ Can obtain a DOE Q clearance


+ Knowledge of space-based payload requirements/verification processes
+ Experience as a technical lead on large multi-organizational projects
+ Lifecycle experience in the design/development/implementation of sensor systems
+ Demonstrated technical abilities in system engineering processes, products and tools
+ Experience working within the framework of a quality management system (ISO9000 / AS9100)
+ Experience with satellite communication systems (signal-in-space, encoding, encryption)
+ Experience integrating requirements designed by multiple domain authorities and deriving requirements from higher-level mission documents
+ Excellent teaming, influencing, and interpersonal skills
+ Ability to prioritize and balance contending activities
+ Current/Active Q clearance

Department Description:

We have researched and developed new monitoring systems/technologies for over half a century. Building on that legacy, today we support national security missions which involve nuclear proliferation detection, treaty monitoring, arms control, and various needs within the national security communities.

There is a need for R&D Systems Engineers within 4 of the major organizations within our center:

+ The Space Flight Systems Program (06790) provides program and project management for the NNSA Global Burst Detection flight program along with several smaller space projects. Dedicated to enabling the Remote Sensing and Verification mission, this program provides satellite-borne sensor systems and research, development, test and evaluation products to detect and analyze remote signals from space for the mission owners.
+ Space Ground Systems Programs (06740) leads the design, development, and delivery of the operational ground segment of the USNDS. USNDS is a space-based remote sensing system designed to meet national security needs for both the warfighter and the treaty monitoring community, across the life cycle of these systems.
+ The primary goal of the Proliferation Detection Program (06750) is to grow our remote sensing impact on the national and international nuclear nonproliferation mission. This program provides remote sensing technologies and systems designed to identify violations to nonproliferation and arms control treaties, agreements, and norms. Systems extend our contributions to national technical means and capabilities in international arenas where appropriate.
+ The Remote Sensing Systems Group (06780) provides the technical capabilities that support mission deliveries for Monitoring Systems and Technology programs and other program areas across the Laboratories. This group performs full-lifecycle design, development, and realization of technologies and sensor systems to provide system solutions for our customers.

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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-11-20 Expires: 2019-12-20

 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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