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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.


The Critical Software Systems department is seeking a Computer Scientist to support multiple national security software projects. We develop and support a variety of custom software applications that are used in various aspects of National Defense and Nuclear Incident Response.

Our applications include scientific modeling, information management, decision support, image analysis, 3D modeling and mapping, machine learning, and more. We work directly with the hardworking and diverse engineers and scientists at the Laboratory to create software tools that enable emergency responders and analysts to detect, assess, and counter threats from a nuclear incident or attack. Join our experienced team, learn new skills, and help keep your nation safe and secure from global threats!

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

+ Design and develop the backend aspect of all applications to include data structures and databases, computations and computational flow, etc.
+ Assist software development teams in development operations (Dev-Ops) including continuous improvement of development tools, testing, and documentation
+ Work independently to research, comprehend, and become the expert in new software packages and capabilities


+ Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or bachelor’s degree with at least 4 years' relevant experience
+ Ability to obtain a Q clearance
+ Experience with object-oriented programming for scientific applications


+ Experience with software application development
+ Experience with software quality control and testing, including continuous integration and unit testing
+ Proven ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
+ Proficient in Java
+ Active DOE Clearance

Department Description:

We develop software for national security applications including nuclear incident response, critical infrastructure analysis, nuclear weapons, and cybersecurity. We partner with customers to identify and analyze their needs and translate those needs into delivered systems. Our process for high-value and user-centered software uses repeatable standards-based approaches - iterative, agile, and traditional - for requirement analysis, software design, development, and deployment.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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.

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

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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



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Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-08

 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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