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RD Manager - Machine Intelligence (1462)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Our team is seeking a Manager to lead a diverse R&D team developing state-of-the-art capabilities in machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and data analytics. Are you passionate about collaborating with leading authorities and mentoring future specialists in this area? If so, you will want to consider this opportunity.

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

+ Team with staff and fellow managers within Center 1400 and throughout Sandia as well as university partners and sponsors to deliver on current commitments
+ Craft the future for the department by guiding the team developing these technologies
+ Collaborate as an integral member of a results oriented management team in developing strategic direction and executing that strategy
+ Work with the team to maintain and grow an open research basis while connecting to the mission elements of the laboratory
+ Handle day-to-day management activities for the team
+ Recruit, hire, mentor and develop staff members
+ Lead the Computing & Information Sciences Trusted AI Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Research Campaign, which consists of 10-15 cross organizational LDRD projects focused on AI and machine learning
+ Lead the Advanced Simulation & Computing (ASC) Advanced Machine Learning Initiative at Sandia, which consists of 7 cross organizational projects focused on AI and machine learning


+ PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, or other field related to computing or mathematical modeling
+ Eight or more years scientific or engineering experience
+ Experience in scientific or management leadership
+ Proven interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at professional and scientific conferences
+ Current, active L or Q clearance


+ Two or more years experience leading multidisciplinary, technically diverse research teams
+ Knowledge of machine learning, artificial intelligence, graph and data analytics, as well as complimentary areas (e.g., high performance computing architectures, neuromorphic computing)
+ Expertise, experience and relationships in one or more of the relevant mission domains or customer/partner communities (Nuclear Deterrence, National Security Programs and Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation)
+ Eagerness to expand the departments work internally and externally
+ Experience establishing and maintaining diverse, teaming relationships
+ Experience with recruiting, hiring, and mentoring staff members
+ Experience crafting and executing strategies as part of a diverse and cohesive team of managers
+ Evidence of leadership at the Laboratory or in a similar external environment and high potential for further leadership development
+ Ability to connect to Sandia's mission elements and transition research into use
+ Experience leading or contributing to complex software projects with dual mission/open use

Department Description:

The Machine Intelligence Department (1462) conducts fundamental and applied research and development in the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomy, graph analytics, text analytics, and systems/social modeling. In the areas of machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomy, the department seeks to exploit new physics-informed algorithms that are explainable and highly reliable and require very little training data. In the areas of graph analytics, text analytics, and systems/social modeling, the department builds temporal geospatial algorithms and software with broad applicability to cyber, remote sensing, and nonproliferation missions. The department works closely with other organizations across Sandia and with external collaborators.

The department is part of the Enhanced Decision Making group, which seeks to bring together multiple fields including scientific visualization, discrete mathematics, optimization, scalable high performance computing algorithms, and computer science to inform high consequence decision-making.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

Join our team and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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 L-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 the 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: 2020-12-23 Expires: 2021-02-05

 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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