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Intern - Navigation, Guidance & Control II R&D Grad Year Round

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 659312
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Intern - Navigation, Guidance & Control II R&D Grad Year Round


We are seeking a Student Intern - R&D Grad Year Round to join the Navigation Guidance and Control (NGC) II Department.

You will perform work within a science and engineering team environment involving graduate level assignments, which may include:

+ Research application of project design and diagnostics
+ Algorithm development for Navigation, Guidance, and Control Technologies
+ Simulation Development
+ Testing and documentation
+ Development and analysis of technology options
+ Assembly and troubleshooting


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Currently studying towards a graduate degree in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent field
+ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
+ Have coursework, interest, motivation and experience that provide the foundation to develop an expertise in one or more of the following areas in support of prototype missile and hypersonic reentry vehicle applications; navigation, guidance, control, modeling & simulation, or systems analysis
+ Demonstrated programming skills (e.g. EXCEL, MATLAB, Simulink, Java, Fortran, C/C++, or equivalent)
+ Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
+ Strong documentation skills
+ Ability to work onsite in Albuquerque starting January 2018


It is desired that the successful candidate have experience or significant interest in:

+ Hands-on experience through lab research, project teams, prior internship or work experience
+ Ability to take initiative and be inquisitive
+ Modeling/Simulation and analysis
+ Experience with version control tools
+ Knowledge, experience, or interest in Navigation, Guidance, and Control technologies such as GPS, IMU, trajectory design/optimization, TVC, ACS, Modeling/Simulation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
+ Minimum cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.5/4.0
+ Minimum cumulative Graduate GPA of 3.5/4.0

The Navigation Guidance and Control (NGC) II Department 05427 provides technology solutions and support to both Offensive and Defensive Military Systems development projects within the Integrated Military Systems Program at Sandia. Hardware and software technologies are developed, integrated, and tested to provide flight control solutions for missiles and hypersonic reentry platforms. Typically, these systems support the Missile Defense Agency, Army, Navy, and other Department of Defense Agencies. Our programs cover a broad spectrum of applications; from advanced aerodynamically controlled vehicles dropped from aircraft, to maneuvering hypersonic warheads, to ballistic missile systems. All of the activities require the extensive use of real time embedded computers and custom real-time software for the realization of affiliated fully-integrated flight control system solutions. The NGC group is significantly involved in modeling and simulation activities in support of these same application areas as well as activities for the Sandia Space Mission Program. The department strives to provide leadership to the Laboratory and the Nation in the creative development, use, and application of both NGC and mod/sim technologies. The NGC Department staff pride themselves in team accomplishments, professional development and the mentorship of others.

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 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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