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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Integrated Software Solutions is looking for qualified Research and Development Computer Science candidates with experience in software verification and validation interested in collaborating within a high performing team on next generation technologies to provide solutions to national security applications\. The group engineers and delivers technology solutions across the entire spectrum of mission data \(producers, consumers, transport, and analysis\)\. These solutions are implemented in a variety of development languages and span hardware/software interfaces through high\-level applications and “systems\-of\-systems”\. Successful applicants will have opportunities to participate in a variety of software development environments from waterfall to agile \(Scrum, SAFe\) in front\-end, back\-end, testing, database, and UI/UX roles\. Applicants will also have opportunities to propose and participate in internal research and development efforts\. Successful candidates will have opportunities to work in areas such as; application level software design/development/test/delivery, image and signal processing algorithm development, UI/UX application development, and applied data science for a variety of Satellite, Nuclear Weapon, and Missile Defense system applications\. Some travel may be required\.


+ Bachelor's and Master's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics \(STEM\) discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline along with 4 or more years of software development industry experience
+ Software design, development, delivery, and support experience in languages such as C, C\+\+, Java, or similar programming languages
+ Experience performing verification and validation at both the component/subsystem and system level
+ Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance and a SCI


An understanding of commonly used data structures and algorithms for software development such as; queues, linked lists, tree structures, graph traversal, runtime analysis, hashing, and others

An understanding of software design and architecture, including use of common UML artifacts and diagrams

Experience with agile testing methodologies and agile software development through Scrum, Kanban, or other processes including XP, test driven development, continuous integration, etc

Experience utilizing software revision control tools such as CVS, Subversion, GIT, etc\. in a configuration controlled software development environment

Experience with \*NIX Operating Systems, associated shells such as BASH, TCSH, etc\., common command\-line tools such as SED, AWK, GREP, etc\., and file structure navigation

Prior demonstrated work or experience in image and signal processing

Proficiency in additional languages such as Python, Perl, Scala, Clojure, Objective\-C, etc

Ability to construct and utilize modeling, simulation, and probability/statistics to predict / quantify/qualify results in numerical analysis languages/tools \(Matlab, IDL, R, etc\)\.

Ability to utilize debugging tools, static analysis tools, test harnesses, and other capabilities to troubleshoot and fix complex software applications and libraries

Experience designing and implementing SQL and/or NoSQL databases as well as an understanding and experience with query languages and data mining tools for database interaction and multi\-source data integration

Understanding of software quality processes and associated certifications such as CMMI

An understanding of client/server, web\-based, and server\-side computing architectures focusing on metadata mining concepts

Creativity and strong problem\-solving skills in utilizing data science and data analytic frameworks and applications including supervised and unsupervised classification, machine learning, applied statistics, and other skills

Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose

Oral and written communication skills, typically evidenced and demonstrated through technical publications and presentations\. Examples can include academic work products, peer\-reviewed conferences and publications, internal and external product and/or system whitepapers and technical briefings, test plans and procedures, etc\.

Demonstrated ability to execute and deliver technical work products with application of appropriate rigor and pedigree documentation \(design/code reviews, technical oversight/approvals, project team concurrence, artifact generation, etc\)

Evidence of high academic achievement, typically represented by undergraduate and graduate GPA

Active DOE Q\-Level security clearance

Active SCI security clearance\.

Demonstrated ability to bound/estimate and deliver systems and/or components within negotiated cost, schedule, and performance\.

Domain knowledge or system experience in any or all of the following areas: nuclear weapons, satellites and payloads, and/or aerospace and flight programs\.

Department Description:

The Integrated Software Solutions department \(2669\) provides complete software engineering solutions for a broad range of systems\. We have diverse technical expertise in software development, integration, and testing utilizing computer science and system engineering as a competency foundation\. We take flexible approaches to product definition, realization, test, and support\. Integrated Software Solutions team works with our customers to develop quality software promoting continuous integration and test driven development principles\. This enables early defect detection providing frequent feedback to the customer for software improvement\.

We have unique expertise in all levels of testing ranging from component unit to fully integrated system\. Rather than testing and verifying a completed software package at the end of a project, our department is integrated throughout the development process\. During initial product definition, we analyze the product architecture for testability, thereby reducing downstream problems and providing increased debugging capability\. We continually review the requirements and functionality to create a risk and coverage strategy, for verifying and validating the product\. By working together with architects and developers, we reassure that the full spectrum of system needs and specifications are addressed\. Given our experience in performing various approaches to testing from traditional to agile, we can consult other groups in any of these approaches, helping them starting up their own projects quicker, and help them avoid known pitfalls\.

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 SCI security clearance\.

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

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 and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

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.