The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
13 days old
2018-05-102018-06-22

R&D Systems Research & Analysis Engineer-Threat Intelligence (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking outstanding R&D Engineers to join our multidisciplinary team to:



+ Provide decision insight to customers in ill\-defined or complex multi\-domain problem areas by applying critical thinking, using a diversity of technical skills and expertise, and effectively communicating results of analyses to explain options and trade\-offs\.

+ Team with intelligence analysts to produce all\-source intelligence analysis on a diverse set of national security problems\.

+ Communicate analytical results in concise, complex reports, in person, or electronically to a diverse customer set at Sandia, in the Intelligence Community, and with other mission partners\.

+ Evaluate, and utilize analytical and computational tools for the evaluation of complex systems and systems\-of\-systems\.

+ Use and develop analytical tools, models and algorithms to infer material presence and/or properties from passive and potentially active measurements\.

+ Develop expertise in these areas and advocate improved concept to sponsors\.

+ Focus effort on signature analysis, including Patterns of Life, State of Health and other ancillary information to better understand the environment in which sensors must operate\.

+ Contribute to the design, development, and analytical assessment of a variety of sensor systems focused on radiation detection and other sensors \(e\.g\. temperature, pressure, magnetic, seismic, acoustic and imaging\)\.

+ Interact daily with staff in collaborating departments and with US Government strategic partners\.

+ Interact with the R&D community in the development and implementation of innovative sensing technologies and algorithms\.

+ This position requires periodic travel\.



We seek talented, passionate individuals who work well with teams, are motivated by contributing to the national security mission, and have interest supporting projects and teams to deliver advanced technologies to OGA partners to achieve impactful, relevant national security mission goals\. Departments 5873/5877/5879 partner with each other and matrix with other Sandia organizations to tackle the full system lifecycle of a technical project from concept, design, and fabrication to development testing, performance verification and support of delivered products\. There are analysis needs across a broad range of deliverables\. The successful candidate may fill a position in one of three departments 5873/5877/5879 depending on their strengths, experience and program needs\. Leadership and travel opportunities are available, as well as engagement and collaboration to build strategic sponsor partnerships\.



Required:



+ Bachelors and Advanced \(Masters or PhD\) degree in relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\) discipline; OR a Bachelors in STEM and four years relevant experience\.

+ Two or more years experience performing analysis for technical projects\.

+ Current Q clearance and ability to satisfy SCI access and polygraph requirements\.



Desired:



+ Broad experience in applying analytical methods for Strategic Partnering Program \(SPP\) and Strategic Partnering Intelligence Program \(SIPP\) projects\.

+ Ability to solve complex problems in the absence of clear direction \(experience in ambiguous environments\)\.

+ Demonstrated experience, training and knowledge in/of the following: radiation sensing technologies, gamma radiation spectroscopy, non\-proliferation and nuclear fuel\-cycle issues, materials for radiation detection, sensor electronics, radiation detection physics, photon/particle transport codes \(e\.g\. MCNP, Attila, GEANT\) or other multi\-physics codes, signal processing methods, algorithm development for signature identification\.

+ Familiarity with radiation sensing, imaging or other sensing technologies\.

+ Experience in designing to withstand harsh environments and environmental testing\.

+ Demonstrated ability to implement high\-quality standards while establishing and maintaining effective and productive relationships with internal and external partners at all experience and authority levels\.

+ Formal education in nuclear engineering, physics\.

+ Active SCI clearance\.



Department Description:



The Threat Intelligence Center enables the national security missions of the defense and intelligence communities to reduce threats to our nation by applying engineering expertise to develop solutions to some of the nations most challenging technical problems\. The Tailored Operational Support Group \(5870\) conducts research, development, engineering and analysis for SPP/SIPP sponsors\. The group is involved in the program management and development of technologies as part of the Threat Intelligence Center \(5800\) at Sandia\. We provide research, design and development of innovative technologies and sensing systems and technical assessments complemented by intelligence\-based analysis\. Our teams are diverse technically and reach out to an extended network at the laboratories to address and assess critical national security issues with a multi\-disciplinary approach\. The departments in Group 5870 tackle a variety of technical projects from concept, to sponsor training, delivery and support of products\.



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:



Position requires a SCI security clearance\.



Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



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 and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



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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