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R&D Weapon Systems Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Are you looking for an opportunity to impact the quality of the nations nuclear deterrent? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for the nation's security?

If so, you may be the motivated R&D Systems Engineer we are seeking to join our team. In this role, you will engage in evaluating component, subassembly, integration and system challenges, as well as crosscutting work spanning multiple weapon types. This critical role within the nuclear weapon program exercises and/or builds skills in weapon development, production and surveillance and draws on aspects of weapon safety, security, reliability, surveillance and quality.

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

+ Interact and team with weapon system and component design, quality assurance and other surety organizations.
+ Maintain an awareness of issues relating to product design, development, production, maintenance and dismantlement of Sandia designed weapon and weapon-related product.
+ Confirm the surety of nuclear weapon systems through independent evaluation and analysis focused on product realization and engineering quality.
+ Participate as a member on Weapon Assessment Teams (WAT) which plays an integral role for the nuclear weapon program by providing an objective perspective to characterize risk and inform decisions at the component, system, and nuclear weapon program levels.
+ Analyze product realization artifacts (i.e. test results, models, design definition, qualification evidence, etc.) to identify quality trends in component designs, manufacturing defects, and test data.
+ Create assessment plans, document results, and brief results to stakeholders.


+ Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline plus ten years of experience; or Masters Degree in a relevant discipline plus two years of experience; or PhD
+ Ability to participate as requested in random polygraph testing


+ A dedication to support our special nuclear weapon mission
+ A breadth of technical knowledge and the ability to be inventive when solving deeply complex technical problems
+ Experience in technical quality activities
+ Proven ability to work within a multi-disciplinary, teaming environment
+ Effective communication and interaction with multiple levels of personnel in the Nuclear Security Enterprise
+ A desire to continuously learn and improve
+ Effective at reviewing dissimilar data and drawing insightful conclusions

Department Description:

The Product Realization & Engineering Assessment (PREA) department coordinates and conducts independent performance-based assessments of activities associated with the design, development, production, maintenance and dismantlement of Sandia designed weapon and weapon-related product. These assessments provide the basis for the long-term continuous improvement of SNL weapon products and processes. The department also provides quality engineering support for non-WR weapon and weapon-related product. The department is a part of the Surety Assessment, Engineering and Analysis Center that reports directly to the Executive Vice President and provides a context for independent critical thinking about the surety status of the stockpile.

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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-08-02 Expires: 2019-09-02

 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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