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Job ID: 658810
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:R&D Systems Engineer-Strategic Weapon System (Experienced)


Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) has become a critical focus for DoD nuclear and conventional weapon programs, and for the associated interfaces within their Strategic Weapon System (SWS) enterprise. In addition, MBSE is also a key enabling discipline on NNSA-funded programs. The Advanced and Exploratory Systems Department is expanding its core team of MBSE modelers to support existing and future programs. The MBSE core team implements MBSE on the JTD program, on advanced development of sounding rockets. Additionally, the MBSE team develops advanced approaches within the field, including the extension of MBSE to fault tree analysis and the development of an environmental architecture to capture, manage, and navigate environments that must be endured or survived throughout the product lifecycle. In addition, the MBSE team supports the USN in their integration of MBSE capabilities across their SWS.

The successful candidate(s) will join in the development of SysML functional, physical, interface, and environmental models and will use these models together with project subsystem and component SME?s to inform associated V&V plans and requirements. Candidates will also apply sound modeling principals to representing both reliability and nuclear safety fault-tree diagrams in the MBSE tool(s). Candidates will also be expected to support integration of these approaches into the engineering infrastructure, through collaborative efforts with our Sandia partners, including 2214, 2215, and 8872.


99. Bachelor?s and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in engineering, computer science, EECE, or similar technical field; bachelor?s degree in engineering, computer science, EECE, or similar technical field plus four years? experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
99. Two or more years directly related experience.
99. Experience with, and a desire to increase expertise in, the use of MBSE tools such as GENESYS, MagicDraw, Rhapsody, EA, etc.
99. Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


99. Advanced degree in a scientific or engineering discipline.
99. Familiarity with or a desire to learn the use of modern report generation software, including the use of custom queries/scripts, to generate project reports and data exports.
99. Familiarity and a desire to increase competency in the development of use case, functional, and architectural SysML models.
99. Familiarity with requirements engineering concepts, including, elicitation, analysis, specification, and management.
99. Flexibility with working styles, including working alone with detailed information, actively collaborating with other SME?s in the MBSE field, and working with other SME?s to develop MBSE models.
99. Experience with or knowledge of the Weapon definition system.
99. Experience with or knowledge of the Product realization process, including RMI Federal requirements and Sandia RPP?s.
99. Participation in or familiarity with Product Realization Teams.
99. Experience in implementation of configuration management (e.g. baselines) in MBSE tools.
99. Familiarity with the use of DOORS to document and trace requirements.
99. Current and active DOE Q-level security clearance.

The Advanced and Exploratory Systems department has responsibility to provide system-level leadership for the advanced and exploratory activities necessary to support current and future nuclear weapon needs. The department establishes a systems context to the research and development efforts of the component and Science and Technology communities. The department is currently pursuing advanced concepts and system development activities in support of National Nuclear Security Administration Phase 1 studies.

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 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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