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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 seek an engineer to join our team of working on physics\-based models of flight systems \(rockets, missiles, aircraft, spacecraft, etc\.\)\. We both create models and utilize models and frameworks that are created by others\. We implement these models and algorithms in flexible, fast\-running, and large\-scale simulations at various classification levels\.

The successful applicant will join a department that develops large\-scale system simulations and algorithms for advanced aerospace concepts\. The department is located within a systems analysis organization inside a flight system center\. This center designs, 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\. These simulations range in complexity from desktop analyses to supercomputer variants\.

Our goal is to create simulation "laboratories" where systems, algorithms, and designs can be "tested" before being built and inform design trades\.


+ 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\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance with an SCI\.


+ Experience performing engagement and mission simulations of military 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\.
+ Current and active DOE SCI clearance\.

Department Description:

The Scrimmage Department, 5491, develops an understanding of potential future warfighter technology needs through simulation and analysis of mission and engagement vignettes\. This allows for development of a deep understanding of potential gaps in warfighter capabilities and helps to drive proposals, technology roadmaps, as well as requirements for future systems\. The capabilities draw upon both the offensive and defensive technology expertise at the laboratory\. The department both utilizes existing tools and develops new tools for creating a robust scrimmaging capability\. The department seeks broad integration with warfighters and technology providers to the government\.

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.