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R&D Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

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.


Join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security! We are seeking a R&D Systems Engineer.

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

+ Lead the management of risks associated with the W88 ALT 370 and ALT 940 programs.
+ Manage risk data in the Active Risk Manager (ARM) software tool.
+ Ensure the development of ARM data including if-then statements, attributes, assessment, handling strategy, mitigation activities for all identified risks and opportunities.
+ Meet with Sandia staff on your assigned Product Realization Teams to provide updates on activity handling plan execution for all risks and opportunities.
+ Integrate risk management with change control processes, internal SNL changes and NNSA/Navy Baseline Change Proposals.
+ Support peer review of risk data for comparable development programs.
+ Ensure risks common across development programs are captured and managed consistently.
+ Coordinate risk data with counterparts at other NNSA sites, the NNSA Federal Program Office, and the Navy.
+ Continually progress your understanding of the W88 ALT 370 and ALT 940 systems including major components, subassemblies, and assemblies.
+ Prepare on-time, monthly and quarterly risk reports to the customers (NNSA and Navy) including providing briefings to internal and external stakeholders.


+ A bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline.
+ Experience with risk management.
+ Effective oral and written communication skills.
+ Desire to continuously learn and improve.
+ Demonstrated ability in effective collaboration with internal and external organizations.
+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ Two or more years of relevant experience;
+ Experience with risk management in support of defense programs;
+ Experience with schedule management and risk management tools;
+ Experience with Nuclear Weapons Product Realization Lifecycle and System Level Milestones;
+ Familiar with Systems Engineering principles;
+ Demonstrated performance in one or more Nuclear Deterrence technical mission areas.
+ Active DOE security clearance.

Department Description:

Department 2337 provides Systems Engineering and Integration leadership to the W88/Mk5 ALT 370 and ALT 940 programs. We seek to ensure customer and shareholder needs are met for the W88 ALT370 and ALT940 modernization programs. Major program responsibilities for the W88-0/Mk5 ALT 370 and ALT 940 programs are interdisciplinary activities by nature and span the following: primary customer interface for SNL, DoD delivery system interface, requirements engineering, tradeoff studies and analysis, design and integration, coordination of activities across SNL and the NNSA Complex, technical guidance for DoD deployment and maintenance, production interface and partnership, customer delivery, maintenance and stockpile problem resolution (Significant Finding Investigations), end-of-life disposition, technical and program management.

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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