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R&D Systems Engineer - SCOPE Project Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a Systems Engineer to serve as a project lead for the Sandia Communications Portal for Enterprise (SCOPE) project within our Space Mission Engineering Program Office (6350). The selected applicant will employ a systems-level approach to plan and execute development of new operational requirements, as well as update the current software architecture. They will apply integrated technical judgment to balance development activities and operational use to obtain future accreditation for our government customer.

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

+ Be responsible for the successful execution of multi-million dollar space communications project
+ Collaborate with the government customer to elicit and define system requirements while managing project risks
+ Develop a strategy to implement a new cross domain solution and obtain formal accreditation to operate in a production environment
+ Engage laboratory peers in both NM and CA to increase existing operational capabilities
+ Advise management and senior management on project opportunities and risks


+ Bachelors and Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field plus 5 years related technical experience
+ Strong, demonstrated foundation in systems engineering while delivering complex software and hardware architectures to meet mission requirements
+ Active DOE Q security clearance, or equivalent, and can obtain a SCI access which may require polygraph testing


+ Project leadership experience in SPP/SiPP work
+ Proven ability to collaborate with external government customers and communicate effectively on both technical and programmatic topics
+ Experience designing and implementing communications hardware or software
+ Demonstrated experience building successful, multidisciplinary teams
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills
+ Current SCI access

Department Description:

We execute existing flight and critical communications projects for the Systems Mission Engineering Program Office. We focus on applied research and tailored solutions to tackle real-world technology problems for IC and DoD customers. The department's current focus includes an emergent integrated sensing and communications system supporting critical missions. We provide system engineering expertise to industry and Government partners. We also maintain and improve existing space payloads. We work with industry/Government partners to implement next generation flight systems. We are also responsible for development and maintenance of full stack cross-domain web applications for multiple users, sites and devices including the design of cross-domain IT architectures. In addition, we are responsible for execution of full system life cycle for multiple flight and communications projects.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-09-28 Expires: 2020-10-28

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R&D Systems Engineer - SCOPE Project Lead (Experienced)

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Albuquerque, NM 87102

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