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R&D Senior Systems Integration Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.


Reporting under the Office of the Chief Engineer, Sandia is seeking an Experienced Senior Systems Engineer within our Nuclear Deterrence (ND) Realize Product Systems Engineering group! This entails applying industry best practices to ensure Sandia has a consistent, integrated set of processes for ND product realization.

If you have passion and the ability to lead in the sustainment and evolvement of how we realize Nuclear Weapon Products, then join our diverse team of professionals! As you survey the Nuclear Weapons (NW) lifecycle of Sandia National Labs, you will discover this position offers an outstanding opportunity where you can:

+ Interact and build working relationships with senior and executive leadership.
+ Have the autonomy to expose yourself to just about every area of NW product realization lifecycle.
+ Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge across the NW complex.
+ Lead or support emerging NW initiatives while working with other sites in the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE).

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

+ Develop and improve approaches vital to realize nuclear weapons product.
+ Partner with leadership in NW Governance to help drive effective product realization systems for the product realization teams (PRTs).
+ Develop various elements of the Realize Product Subsystem (RPSS) systems engineering architecture.
+ Learn and Support the NW Requirements Integration Office (NWRIO) by analyzing impact of proposed requirement to NW product realization.
+ Engage the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and external systems engineering partners to improve interfaces and handoffs.

_This position requires occasional travel._

_This position can be located at Sandia Albuquerque or California with most of the work allowing a virtual work option. Some onsite work will be required._


+ Bachelors and advanced degree (Masters or Phd) in a relevant STEM discipline, plus (2) years relevant experience; or Bachelor's in a relevant STEM discipline plus (5) years of relevant experience in lieu of an advanced degree.
+ Demonstrated experience utilizing the Realize Product SubSystem (RPSS) to successfully excecute weapon lifecycle activities.
+ Implementing Common System Engineering Framework for complex programs.
+ Project Management Experience.
+ Demonstrated Leadership skills.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ Demonstrated experience utilizing the Realize Product SubSystem (RPSS) to successfully execute weapon lifecycle activities.Experience in the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) specific to weapon product realization.
+ Experience with International Standards for System Engineering and Systems life cycle processes (ISO15288/IEC/IEEE).
+ Proven and demonstrated effectiveness in building relationships at all levels of the organization.
+ Experience in defining opportunities and delivering results when incomplete or ambiguous information is provided.
+ Ability to assist with Model Based Systems Engineering (MSBE) team to improve the process and procedures.
+ Ability to negotiate competing requirements to provide the best system level outcomes.
+ Ability to apply strong interpersonal and communication skills working with a diverse team.
+ Ability to perform in a highly collaborative and teaming environment with leadership, peers and customers.
+ Ability to work independently as well as work well in multi-disciplinary team environment to build consensus and resolve issues.
+ Self-motivated, positive individual comfortable working in an ever-changing environment.

Department Description:

The NW Systems Engineering Processes Department develops and improves the process used by Sandia to deliver quality NW product. We partner with internal SMEs to introduce revolutionary systems engineering approaches, adopt best practices and benchmark with industry, and engage in and influence NSE-wide approaches. We leverage our systems engineering experience and partner with NW leadership to affect consistent implementation of the NW system and directly support NNSA and weapon projects execute systems engineering.

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:

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2020-12-20

 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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