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Software Systems Developer (Early Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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.


**Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art concepts to explore solutions? Join a dynamic software development team that solves significant issues for our nation's security!**

We are seeking a motivated Software Systems Engineer to support software testing and quality assurance for multiple national security software projects. We develop and support a variety of custom software applications that are used in various aspects of National Defense and Nuclear Incident Response.

Our applications include scientific modeling, information management, decision support, image analysis, 3D modeling and mapping, machine learning, and more. The successful candidate will partner with other engineers and scientists at the Laboratory to build software tools that enable emergency responders and analysts to detect, assess, and counter threats from a nuclear incident or attack.

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

+ Learn our codebase and Agile development process
+ Create and perform test plans
+ Maintain Gitlab projects
+ Produce Software Documentation
+ Build and deliver software training
+ Learn technical coding skills


+ Bachelors degree in Information Systems Management, Computer Science, or other relevant field; OR no degree and 8 years' relevant experience
+ Experience with object-oriented programming for scientific applications
+ Ability to obtain a Q clearance


Proficiency with software application development

+ Experience with software quality control and testing including unit and end-to-end testing
+ Experience with Gitlab
+ Willingness to learn how to write automated tests for the software
+ Proficiency in Microsoft Word
+ Willingness to learn technical coding skills
+ Proven ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
+ Active DOE Clearance (Q/L)

Department Description:

The Critical Software Systems department develops software for national security applications including nuclear incident response, critical infrastructure analysis, nuclear weapons, and cybersecurity. We partner with customers to identify and analyze their needs and translate those needs into delivered systems. Our process for high-value and user-centered software uses repeatable standards-based approaches - iterative, agile, and traditional - for requirement analysis, software design, development, and deployment.

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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-10-16 Expires: 2020-11-21

 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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