1+ months

Solutions Architect - Nuclear Deterrence Systems (Experienced)

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.

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:

Are you seeking an opportunity to support national security in an innovative and synergetic work environment? Join us at a Solutions Architect to lead architecting of several key nuclear deterrence initiatives involving engagement across multiple information system domains such as information assurance, hardware, networking, and systems security.

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

+ Meet with customers to determine information systems requirements and develop solutions that may be commercial-of-the-shelf, open source, or internally-developed domain options.

+ Use your software engineering skills to plan, design, implement, test, deploy, and maintain robust and highly available systems and applications.

+ Support project management and development of new methods in any of the information system solutions you support.

+ Partner with developers, technical leads, and customers to develop strategic vision, design solutions, and deliver high quality and easy-to-use software applications.

+ Develop solutions to sophisticated problems that require the frequent use of creativity and where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.

+ Resolve issues that require architectural changes and provide architectural direction for information systems.

+ Engage in cross-system collaboration to define interfaces between systems.

+ Identify risks and risk-reduction strategies to balance performance, cost, and schedule.

+ Challenge the status-quo in process and quality methodologies and drive improvements in these areas.

+ Seek opportunities to grow your skills and expand impact of the team’s capabilities.

+ Mentor and coach others.

+ Support business continuity and disaster recovery efforts through technological innovation.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite at least 60% of the time.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other relevant technical field, plus six years' experience; OR Bachelor’s degree as stated plus ten years' experience

+ Experience architecting high availability and/or disaster recovery solutions

+ Active DOE Q Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience in some of the following:

+ Nuclear Deterrence applications within the Product Realization Integrated Digital Enterprise (PRIDE)

+ Product Realization Lifecycle

+ Developing cross-site solutions within the Nuclear Security Enterprise

+ Leading teams and/or collaborating with customers as a software solutions architect

+ Java and/or JavaScript

+ Mongo, MySQL, and/or Oracle

+ Continuous delivery approaches to software development

+ Full software development process using iterative or agile methods

+ Willingness to drive and advance adoption of agile methodologies

+ Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment

+ Excellent listening and communication skills

+ Critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving abilities to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast-paced customer

About Our Team:

The Engineering Solutions Department (9351) is responsible for strategy, development and implementation of many of Sandia's nuclear weapons software engineering applications. This includes a broad spectrum of specialties supporting the engineering community including project leadership, requirements analysis, data modeling, system design, and application development. These classified applications are used at Sandia and throughout the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 682508



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-06-27 Expires: 2022-08-26

 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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