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We are seeking a creative and motivated Systems Engineer (R&D S&E, Systems Engineering) to join the Telemetry Systems development programs.

The Telemetry Systems team plays an essential role in nuclear weapon surveillance and works closely with weapon systems team to meet both NNSA and military customer needs. You will be a member of one or two Telemetry Product Realization Teams and play a vital role in requirements definition and management for the Telemetry system and subcomponents as well as developing strategy and acceptance criteria for verification and validation of requirements.

Telemetry system development programs with immediate needs for system engineering support are early in development, advancing toward or just completed conceptual design phase.

Your assignments will also include using variety of system engineering technical judgements and skills to participate in trade space evaluation, anomaly resolution and root cause analysis, change control, risk and opportunity management, and product lifecycle evaluations.

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

+ Collaborate with Telemetry customers and stakeholders to create and manage telemetry and telemetry subcomponent requirements including understanding rationale and traceability for all requirements.
+ Work with the various subsystem teams to verify complex requirements, often from a combination of analysis, simulated environmental testing, and flight testing.
+ Map Telemetry System and subsystem requirements to the validation and verification activities and product design.
+ Use knowledge of the Telemetry System, Subsystems, and next-level assembly to assess how requirement and/or design changes affect cost, schedule, and performance for the lifecycle of the product.
+ Participate as a lead member on change control boards.
+ Evaluate, test, and analyze Telemetry functionality and subsystem contribution to higher level system function. Document and distribute both test planning and results.
+ Use systems engineering principles and Sandia realize product procedures to guide Telemetry engineers and project managers through key project milestones; understands how a graded-approach in procedures affects cost, schedule, and performance of the telemetry system. May use statistical knowledge to understand production feasibility, capabilities, or processes to be applied to the solution space.


+ Bachelor's degree in relevant technical discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
+ Ability to travel up to 25%
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE-level Q security clearance


+ Active DOE L or Q clearance or equivalent.
+ Demonstrated experience with requirements management, preferably using software solutions, such as DOORS.
+ Ability to communicate advanced ideas to a wide range of stakeholders.
+ Multidisciplinary technical knowledge and competencies appropriate to the position.
+ Ability to perform the integrated technical analyses that underpin the development of a realizable system concept.
+ Ability to synthesize operational concepts for experimental or exploratory systems to innovate and deliver solutions to customers in mission areas not fully defined or understood.
+ Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with scientific and engineering methods and with the disciplines standards for the ethical conduct of research.
+ Thorough knowledge of and experience with scoping, designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects.
+ Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with implementing Sandia policies affecting research, design, and development activities, projects, or initiatives.
+ Demonstrated ability to engage customers and stakeholders in the synthesis of significant systems experiments and to team across disciplines.

Department Description:

Sandia California's Telemetry and Stockpile Support Department develops and maintains telemetry systems in support of the nuclear deterrence surveillance mission. Telemetry systems has responsibility for all aspects of telemetry development, including conceptual design, prototype development and testing, and transitioning production work to DOE production agencies. Telemetry systems integrate precision sensor electronics and signal conditioning with RF communication systems to support flight testing of Joint Test Assemblies. Work is performed by teams of electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, in partnership with quality engineering, reliability engineering, and project management. Current development mission assignments include the W88 ALT370 JTA8 project, the W78 JTA6R project, and the W76 JTA3 project. Stockpile support oversees the quality, reliability, and availability of all qualified telemetry systems that are being used in the on-going surveillance mission.

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: 2019-08-15 Expires: 2019-09-15

 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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