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Intern - Severe Accident Modeling and Analysis - Technical Graduate Year-Round

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a Intern Year Round - Technical Graduate Intern who specializes in software development to join our dynamic team! The experience of the successful candidate will include all-stages of the softwre development life cycle, from development to testing to documentation. The work will primarily be executed on Linux platforms, including high performance computing platforms. Some development work will be performed on a Windows desktop and high performance computing platform. The successful applicant will focus on extending and significantly enhanching the functionality of a continuous integration and testing utilizing Python scripts and some C# console applications. Although any combination of experience and expertise will be considered depending on the applicant, candidate skills should include experience in team-based software development of software of medium to high complexity, demonstrated understanding of object-oriented programming concepts, experience compiling and building software with CMake on Linux and Windows platforms is desired. Experience with cluster job schedulers is desired, especially Sun Grid Engine and SLURM. A high level of comfort with the Linux command line is a must. Bash scripting expertise would be useful, as would experience in Windows software development.


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.


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 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

Desired: Department Description:

The Severe Accident Modeling and Analysis department focuses on developing nuclear reactor safety technology in support of the U.S. and international nuclear energy sectors. The MELCOR software developed in this department is a reactor safety technology of national and international significance. This code is primarily developed to analyze nuclear power reactor accidents, enabling assessment of the potential for consequences to public health and safety. With the rapid pace of technology innovation in the U.S. nuclear energy sector, reactor safety technology is undergoing significant evolution to address the challenges posed by advanced nuclear technologies and a broader adoption of risk-informed, performance-based safety evaluation methods. The R&D initiatives in the department are driving significant reactor safety technology innovation, from accident analysis software development and modernization to risk-informed safety assessment methods that utilize advanced machine learning methods.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.

Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.

EEO Statement:

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-07 Expires: 2021-02-07

 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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