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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a R&D Computer Scientist

Center 6300 is seeking outstanding R&D Computer Science professionals to work on vibrant, high\-productivity teams in an innovative and collaborative learning environment\. These teams architect, design, develop, test and deploy advanced data processing software for complex, real\-time decision support systems\. Successful candidates will find rewarding work in a diverse set of computer science specialties, including software systems architecture, software design and development, system and software engineering, integration and test, and human\-computer interaction\. There are opportunities for leadership and advancement based on qualifications and performance\. Opportunities for travel exist\.

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

+ Conduct research and development to advance the leading edge of computer science applications and computer systems technologies, by designing, building, and deploying essential systems that transform data into decisions at all levels of national security\.

+ As a part of a scrum team, design, implement and test software systems which solve the most challenging remote sensing problems, including the capture, processing, exploitation, visualization and distribution of real\-time satellite sensor data\.

+ Contribute to deeply rewarding missions through engagement with diverse computer science specialties and specialists in areas such as data fusion, signal and image processing, data mining, cloud computing, machine learning, modeling and simulation, service\-oriented architectures, big data management and visualization, and pattern recognition\.

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and hired into one of several different departments within Center 6300\.


• Bachelor's and Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering or relevant discipline\.

• Software design, engineering and development, including familiarity with modern software development practices and tools\.

• Experience with object\-oriented software development \(e\.g\., C\+\+, Java, Python\)\.


• Knowledge of and experience with implementation of the full software development life cycle using iterative or agile methods\.

• Proficiency in a subset of the following: cost estimation, requirements capture, hardware and software architectural design, software modeling using UML, systems\-level software testing, high consequence anomaly resolution, documentation and training, information assurance, and deployment of delivered systems\.

• Experience/education in research and development efforts using a subset of the following: system engineering, hardware and software architecture, distributed system design, data exploitation/mining/fusion algorithms, digital signal processing, image processing, optical systems, command and control systems, numerical analysis, modeling and simulation, relational/object/geographic database technologies, user interfaces, scientific data visualization, web services technologies, and software development for multi\-core/GPU/parallel computing\.

• Experience with relevant application and mission domains \(ground systems/data centers/operations centers, remote sensing, sensor technologies, proliferation detection, monitoring and surveillance\)\.

• Experience with large, complex scientific and technical software systems engineering, development and deployment\.

• Relevant professional certifications \(e\.g\., Project Management Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Systems Engineering Professional\)\.

• Ability to obtain and maintain a SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

• Demonstrated ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form\.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment\.

Department Description:

The Integrated Decision Support enterprise \(IDS\) is responsible for the design and development of advanced mission data processing systems and analytical applications that enable some of our nation's most compelling nonproliferation and national security missions\. The enterprise's mission is to design, engineer, build, deploy and enhance essential systems that transform data into decisions\. Our systems are targeted for a range of applications and complexity including: remote and in\-situ sensing systems; satellite communications and control; distributed computing and analysis; real\-time data collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination; and mission engineering and analysis\.

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 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.