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R&D Systems Engineer (Experienced) Limited Term Employee

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.


We are seeking a R&D S&E, Systems Engineer to work within the Component and Tester Surety Engineering Department, which is responsible for the evaluation and qualification of test equipment systems used to assure the suitability of Sandia's high-fidelity and high-consequence products.

On any given day you may be called upon to perform the following:

+ Lead and/or participate in test system defect prevention activities such as: developing Engineering Evaluation plans, FMEAs, requirements, drawing and specification reviews, software code reviews, design reviews, test data & analysis reviews, tester/product failure root cause analyses, apply critical thinking regarding tester/product potential risks and consequences, etc.
+ Lead key test system characterization and qualification activities (calibrations, gauge repeatability & reproducibility studies), etc.
+ Evaluate, test, and analyze test system functionality.
+ Validate test system safety and security provisions.
+ Collaborate with R&D teams for feasible, and verifiable tester requirements
+ Author analyses, reports, verification/validation plans, qualification plans, and engineering authorizations that ensure the tester fully meets its requirements and design intent


+ Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science plus two or more years of related experience, or equivalent:
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q Level clearance


+ Design and qualify test hardware, software, and test equipment
+ Apply risk-based approaches to evaluate tester qualification activities.
+ Prevent, identify, and mitigate technical product defects and risks
+ Author qualification plans, requirements maps, test plans, and measurement assurance plans.
+ Design requirements for engineering and traceability
+ Technical analysis, including SPC, FMEA, RCA, HALT/HASS, Mistake Proofing, Design of Experiments and Fagan Inspections.
+ Experience working with the National Security Campus (Formerly Kansas City Plant) in delivering War Reserve quality hardware

Department Description:

The Surety Engineering group (9420) is a center of excellence for research and development (R&D) Technical Quality at Sandia National Laboratories. With multidisciplinary engineers at numerous sites, 9420 provides R&D hardware and software quality and systems engineering expertise throughout the entire product realization lifecycle, as well as trains fellow scientists and engineers in defect prevention strategies and graded approaches to product qualification. We deliver strong technical solutions that increase customer confidence against loss, damage, and errors by minimizing a products risk through the prevention, early detection, and mitigation of defects. Our engineers play an important role in R&D project teams responsible for realizing high-consequence products, providing customized engineering support that ensures the appropriate qualification and testing

evidence meets design requirements in a predictable, timely, and consistent manner.

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.


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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-12 Expires: 2021-02-12

 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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