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R&D Computer Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 657911
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:R&D Computer Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)


We are seeking a R&D Computer Engineer

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

? Develop requirements and design documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, and code comments.

? Design, code and test computer applications that incorporate the fundamental principles of information security, i.e., availability, integrity and confidentiality.

? Support refresh activities that includes installing new hardware and/or software and integrating new systems with existing systems, especially as it relates to radiation detection technologies.

? Traveling to international countries to support the deployment of equipment in the field, overseeing the delivery of equipment and participating in its installation.


? Master's degree in computer science, information management systems, or related field.

? Experience in relational data design, database administration, and/or structured query language.

? Experience installing, configuring and deploying hardware.

? Experience integrating new hardware and software with existing systems.

? Ability to travel to international countries, including (at times) medium and high risk countries.


? Systems engineering and design as it relates to radiation detection systems.

? Experience developing software applications on multiple operating systems, e.g., Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.

? Knowledge of local and wide area networks, intranets and/or extranets.

? Knowledge of systems development lifecycle, i.e., the multi-step process from initiation, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance.

The Secure Commerce and Border Systems Department (6813) provides systems engineering expertise to ensure the successful implementation of programs and projects that further critical national security missions in support of multiple National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) efforts. The department stewards Division 6000 capabilities applied to vital missions across the International, Homeland, and Nuclear Security Program Management Unit (PMU). The department's expertise is applied across the entire life-cycle of high-value asset security systems engineering program execution ¿ spanning planning, definition, research, development, analysis, implementation, control, and testing of systems and their components ¿ ultimately delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce global proliferation and terrorism risks.Our current portfolio focuses on strengthening the global capability to deter, detect, and interdict illicit nuclear and radiological material crossing international borders, including airports, seaports, and land crossings. We work closely with NNSA, other national laboratories, domestic and foreign industry, facility operators, and foreign government officials. The department's key role is to lead systems engineering and integration activities to develop and deploy effective radiation detection systems at selected international border locations, and to perform systems-level acceptance testing. The department also leads and partners with other organizations at SNL to perform research and development for the Borders and Maritime Security subprogram in support of the Department of Homeland on a wide variety of topics. These topics include researching, developing, and implementing solutions to cargo security problems; optimizing operations at ports of entry; building, testing and implementing new methods and simulation tools to assess systems-level risk and evaluate the effectiveness of border and near-coastal security systems; enhancing situational awareness and guiding tactical operations and technology deployments; building new tools for detecting, tracking, and interdicting illegal border crossers; and supporting analyses for domestic nuclear detection efforts.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-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 Q-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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