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Senior Software Developer - Remote Sensing Systems (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102 Work Remotely
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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.


Are you looking for exciting and impactful work that contributes to security, peace and freedom worldwide?

Sandia is currently looking to hire an experienced Software Developer that is ready for a career where you know your work makes a difference! We want someone excited to apply their knowledge, experience and creativity while gaining opportunities to work with some of the country’s top minds at the forefront of research!

You will primarily be responsible for planning, developing and executing the implementation of solutions in the areas of cloud computing, security architecture, software architecture and network engineering. Your work will support our large-scale remote sensing system which monitors worldwide activities to detect threats to national security. Responsibilities will include developing applications that support the processing of terabytes of near real-time data that is provided to national leaders to assist in making critical security decisions. You will have the opportunity to support a large portfolio of work and work on a multidisciplinary team that is leading the way to improving cloud computing performance to meet critical mission needs.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

• Research, prototype, architect and design cloud-based solutions for effective distribution of data collected by mission enabling information systems

• Develop and integrate Continuous Integration and Deployment activities, including using Jenkins, CMAKE, and Artifactory

• Work collaboratively with partners to collect requirements, design solutions and deliver high quality, easy to use state of the art infrastructures


+ Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in related STEM subject area; or a bachelor's degree in relevant STEM field plus four years' experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
+ Experience with object-oriented software development in C++ and/or Python, using modern development methods (infrastructure automation, orchestration, continuous integration, and deployment techniques)
+ Experience with cloud infrastructure platforms such as OpenStack or Amazon Web Services.
+ Experience using agile methodologies and experience utilizing Scrum or Kanban frameworks and their tools (Jira, Confluence)
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a required US DOE security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test


+ Experience as a Linux Sysadmin
+ Familiarity with Linux network programming (TCP/UDP sockets)
+ Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop technical ideas and results and present them in oral and written form
+ Critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving, with the ability to deal with ambiguity and adapt to a fast-paced, customer-focused operation
+ Active Security+ or Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification
+ Ability to adapt to different cloud platforms and services
+ Active DOE/DOD clearance with SCI clearance

Department Description:

The Systems Design and Architecture Department designs, evaluates, and develops complex, high-performance software architectures for processing and exploitation of remote sensing information for high-consequence national security missions. Our team invents, analyzes and implements the frameworks, infrastructures and algorithms that support real-time extraction and classification of static and dynamic events from a variety of very challenging data streams from pathfinder remote sensing assets. The department is leading the way in maximizing cloud computing performance to meet mission needs. We process terabytes of near real time data daily, extracting information and providing it to national decision makers. You will employ systems-level thinking to plan, develop, and execute the implementation of solutions in the areas of cloud computing, security architecture, software architecture and network engineering. The department currently provides a core technical competency for the Decision Support Systems (DSS) business area, responsible for developing first-of-a-kind tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination systems for critical national security missions. We design, develop, and deploy large networked computing systems that push the state-of-the-art in data processing throughput and real-time action and response.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

• Generous vacations, strong medical 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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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.



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 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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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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