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Systems Engineer - Special Programs (Early/Mid-Career)
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Job Description


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for nation's security?**

We are seeking an early to mid\-career Systems Engineer to support development of high\-impact and high consequence national security capabilities\. Your work will have direct impact to our warfighters, maintain national security, and have tangible results that will continually reinforce your commitment to the team and cultivate your creativity\.

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

+ Develop and deliver products and services for government organizations supporting operational capabilities
+ Generate options, requirements, cost estimates, schedules and project plans taking a customer idea to a complete and operational capability
+ Support and collaborate with multi\-disciplinary teams including information technology, software developers and other technical disciplines to guide the development and meet project requirements
+ Team with other project groups to develop processes and capabilities which create efficiencies and guide future projects
+ Apply system engineering principles to direct development and achieve a successful project while working in a collaborative environment


+ Your background includes a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent: higher degree \(MS/PhD\) in relevant discipline; or engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development
+ You possess expertise in one or more of the following areas: performing project management, developing requirements and concepts of operation, performing trade studies, generating technical documentation, leading system design activities, developing and testing prototype systems, overseeing operational activities, qualifying systems, assessing system reliability and performance, operationally fielding and supporting capabilities, and system testing
+ You can obtain the required US DOE Q\-level security clearance with SCI


Ideally, your background will also include:

+ Active DOE Q level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, with the ability to obtain SCI
+ Advanced degree in engineering or related field; including development and delivery of presentations and scientific/engineering documentation, experience working with US intelligence organizations, satellite systems, organizational and critical thinking skills; project management skills; strong interpersonal skills, including effective leadership, delegation, teamwork, negotiation, conflict resolution, and coaching/mentoring skills
+ Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment
+ Proven written communication skills

Department Description:

The Special Programs Department I \(8771\) is responsible for developing high\-impact and high\-consequence national security projects supporting a broad range of US government customers\. Projects revolve around CONOPS creation, traditional Systems Engineering and development of custom software and IT architectures\.

While IT architectures and software development are core capabilities, projects span multiple engineering disciplines and have durations ranging from days to years\.

Special Programs’ success comes from the team’s ability to create innovative and end\-to\-end capabilities supporting the most demanding requirements\. The team works closely with our customers to understand their mission and develop solutions based on the customers’ specific needs\. Special Program’s unique infrastructure, operational mindset along with deep domain and technical experience creates distinct and exceptional capabilities for our customers and an exciting and challenging work environment\.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.