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R& D Aerospace Modeling Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking Aeronautical Engineers to develop physics\-based, high\-fidelity models of aerospace systems — rockets, spacecraft, aircraft, etc\. — and implement these models and algorithms in flexible, fast\-running, large\-scale simulations\.

The successful applicant will join a department that develops large\-scale system simulations and algorithms for advanced aerospace concepts\. The department is located in a center at Sandia that builds and flight\-tests advanced aerospace concepts to address national defense needs\. In addition to developing simulation tools, the department performs wide\-ranging analyses of aerospace systems for internal and external customers\. Supercomputers are available at Sandia for simulating systems of almost any size and complexity\. As simulation experts for systems built and flown by Sandia, the department also creates flexible, custom tools to create algorithm “laboratories”, where state\-of\-the\-art aerospace algorithms are developed and tested\.

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

+ Develop advanced algorithms for future advanced flight systems\.
+ Perform analysis of advanced flight systems\.
+ Create / design new advanced flight system concepts\.


+ Bachelor's and advanced degree \(MS or PhD\) in Aeronautical/Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline\.
+ Aerospace systems modeling experience\.
+ Experience using C\+\+ or other high performance computing code\.
+ Documented completion of coursework in flight/space dynamics, control and estimation systems\.


+ Large\-scale simulation software development experience\.
+ Experience developing software on parallel, cluster, and/or graphic\-processor supercomputers\.
+ Real\-time algorithm development experience\.
+ Demonstrated accomplishment in the desired areas through publications in professional journals or conference proceedings\.
+ The ability to obtain an SCI clearance\.

Department Description:

The Integrated Military Systems Development Center \(IMSDC\) at Sandia National Laboratories develops and demonstrates game\-changing systems and technologies to solve warfighters' most challenging, urgent, and high\-risk problems defending the nation and defeating threats to national security\. The Missile Defense and Strike Systems Lines of Business, within the IMSDC, strive to demonstrate advanced technologies and deliver responsive technical solutions in anticipation of our National Security mission needs\. Department 5418 Aerospace Mechanical Systems supports the missions of the IMSDC with innovative concept development and revolutionary technology demonstrations supporting Sandia's contributions to both the Missile Defense and Strike Systems Programs for our Nation and allies\. This includes engagement through advanced technology development to support innovative flight systems, interceptor concepts, integrated target system development, space mission integration, and mod/sim in support of architecture and mission analysis\. This is performed through active interfacing with multiple Sandia organizations and external agencies to include the Missile Defense Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and partnering with the Army, Navy, Air Force and other DoD agencies\.

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.