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R& D Computer Engineer -Data Systems Engineering (Entry/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking R&D Computer Engineers to support existing controls, test and measurement projects, software projects, and lead new projects\. We have a growing business designing and developing control, test and measurement systems and other software projects both for 2660 and other organizations in and out of Sandia\. We do this by providing robust and cost effective solutions for our customers by applying system engineering principles, hardware/software engineering best practices at the level of rigor the project requires\. Our practices include using industrial software frameworks, test\-driven design, object oriented design, and integrated requirements management\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics \(STEM\) discipline plus minimum of 4 years of relevant exempt experience in controls, test, and measurements; or Bachelor’s and Advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) in a STEM discipline\.
+ Experience with automated test equipment, both hardware and software
+ Experience in using LabView
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-Level security clearance


+ Experience with nuclear weapon, satellite, and aerospace programs
+ Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose
+ Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, typically evidenced through technical publications and presentations
+ Demonstrated ability to execute and deliver technical work products
+ Demonstrated ability to bound and deliver on negotiated cost, schedule, and performance for software systems
+ Experience in developing hardware for microprocessor, microcomputer, CPLD, DSP and high performance computing networks
+ Experience in designing real\-time operating systems and application software from high\-level, object oriented languages to assembly language and binary microcode
+ Proven ability to develop signal processing algorithms for applications in radar, instrumentation, control systems, network security, robotics, sensors and systems on a chip
+ Experience in developing telemetry and trusted systems including data recorders and fire sets
+ Experience with modeling and analysis tools
+ Proven ability to test and debug hardware and software systems
+ Understanding of systems engineering and design quality processes
+ Familiarity with Hardware/Software requirements generation for verification, validation and qualification
+ Active DOE Q\-Level security clearance

Department Description:

The Weapons Design and Assurance Center \(2600\) is a multi\-discipline, product\-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other high\-consequence national security applications\. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space\-flight and airborne payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, telemetry and software systems, and data science and analytics\. The Center is divided into four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi\-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering\.

The successful applicant will join high performing technical teams in the Data Systems Engineering Group and will handle the design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized hardware and software components and subsystems for national security applications\. These systems must be designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, enable integration and interfacing to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. Successful candidates, depending on skills match and placement within the Data Systems Engineering Group, will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions in a wide variety of disciplines including analog and digital design and development, embedded development for real\-time systems, data processing and analysis to include image and signal processing applications, network and communications technology, trusted systems design and development, testing/fielding complex hardware and software systems, and exploratory data analytics and applied data science\. Candidates will be exposed to a variety of hardware and software development environments and methodologies spanning traditional waterfall development and systems engineering to agile development processes\.

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.