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R& D Systems Engineer-Requirements Verification & Validation (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a Systems Engineer on the Mk21 Common/Adaptable Fuze Qualification Department \(Org\. 2342\) to join the qualification team in support of requirements verification for qualification activities\. This position includes leading requirements verification methodology development followed by the collection and tracing of evidence\. This position requires engineering understanding of constituent fuzing technologies to ensure first principles approach to requirements verification\. This systems engineering approach will ensure that requirements verification tracing and tracking are consistent with overall measured AFA performance in the final delivered product\. A primary focus area will be mapping verification evidence for AFA qualification\. This position will include coordination with those responsible for managing requirements review, release and change control\. In addition, requirements verification activities include working directly with each component PRT to collect evidence generated at the component level as well as the AFA level to promote proper sharing of information along with the necessary tracking in DOORS\. This program supports AFA subsystem design, qualification and integration into Air Force ICBM weapon systems for the Mk21/W87\.

On any given day, you may be asked to:

+ Manage requirements verification architecture, definition, traceability in DOORS
+ Perform requirements verification tracking of qualification evidence generated by test, analysis, demonstration or inspection
+ Coordinate and execute various reviews and sponsor interactions in support of Phase 6\.X process
+ Execute document management and release for requirements verification evidence for AFA, qualification ultimately leading to a successful QER


99. Bachelor’s and advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in relevant STEM discipline;
99. Training/education in System Engineering processes and methodology;
99. Active DOE Q\-level security clearance, or equivalent, with the ability to be granted caveats\.


99. Demonstrated capability with systems engineering of requirements and traceability;
99. Demonstrated capability in technical team coordination and strong interpersonal skills;
99. Familiarization with Nuclear Weapon processes and procedures;
99. Experience in one or more of the following: NW Component development, NW Systems Engineering, including NW support functions such as Quality, NW safety, or Assessment
99. Good written and oral communication skills;
99. Experience with SNL tools and processes related to Systems Engineering;
99. Demonstrated capability in qualification and acceptance testing activities;
99. Familiarity in 6\.X processes in requirements management, engineering release and configuration control;
99. A passion to learn and demonstrate NW product realization at the system level;
99. Excellent teaming skills in a high\-pace work environment;
99. The ability or process to resolve technical and programmatic differences with peers and stakeholders;
99. Ability to work independently and in a team environment showing initiative and leadership;
99. Motivation to work with a large integrated Systems team with broad interaction;
99. Ability to negotiate competing requirements to give the best system\-level outcome\.

Department Description:

The Mk21 Arming and Fuzing Assembly \(AFA\) Qualification Department \(2342\) is responsible for leading the qualification and requirements verification effort for the MK21 AFA\. The Mk21 AFA is deployed into Air Force ICBM Weapon Systems\. These fuze technologies share strong synergy with W88 ALT 370\. Department 2338 is comprised of a diverse, multi\-discipline team responsible for building, testing and verifying requirements to ensure successful qualification of the Mk21 AFA\. The Mk21 AFA will require rigorous qualification testing including vibration, shock, thermal, electromagnetic, radiation environments, and flight tests\. The department works collaboratively with the Mk21 AFA PRT department \(2335\) and many laboratory partners both internal and external to Sandia\. This NW development project is engaged in robust development cycle which will progress through an aggressive design engineering test and evaluation phase followed by production engineering qualification leading to an FPU of 4QFY22\.

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 to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

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.