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R& D, Complex Systems Data Scientist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


Outstanding Data Science professional is needed as part of a multi\-disciplinary team to conduct Data Science research and development\. The successful candidate will work in an innovative and collaborative environment to address national security challenges through research and development in data science, geospatial science, computer science, complex systems, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning\.

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

+ Brainstorm new approaches to difficult problems;
+ Publish work results in a technical journal or conference;
+ Analyze and integrate information from multiple sources into a coherent form;
+ Apply and combine innovative techniques from multiple fields of science;
+ Discover and develop novel geospatial data algorithms and manipulation techniques;
+ Advance the state\-of\-the\-art in model validation\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in a relevant STEM discipline and Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Geological Science, Statistics, or other relevant discipline;
+ Proficiency in computer programming languages such as Java, C\+\+, or Python;
+ Demonstrated ability to conduct research and development;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q level security clearance\.


+ PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Geological Science, Statistics, or other relevant discipline;
+ Experience in remote sensing, geospatial data and formats, or geospatial sciences;
+ Complex algorithm development experience;
+ Demonstrated strong software development skills and familiarity with modern software development methodologies, practices, and tools;
+ Experience working successfully with researchers, analysts, and other software engineers;
+ Experience with modeling and simulation;
+ Strong mathematical background;
+ Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to develop technical ideas and results and present them in oral and written form\.

Department Description:

The Complex Systems for National Security Group \(8830\) researches, designs, develops and applies underlying mathematical, computational science and systems engineering approaches to analyze, predict and influence the behavior of complex, highly interdependent systems critical to our nation’s security\. We provide capabilities motivated by the challenge of understanding, quantifying, and controlling the resilience of key complex systems critical to the laboratories’ National Security mission\. The approaches and capabilities we provide are used to address complicated system and enterprise\-level challenges facing a diverse set of national security partners\. We also conduct work and advance capabilities in the areas of optimization, data science, artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning, complex systems modeling and analysis, and geospatial analytics\.

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.