R&D Computer Science - Mission Analytics Solutions (Experienced) Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7243902 (Ref:Sa693401)

Posted: June 4, 2024

Job Description

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a R&D Computer Science professional to work on research and development teams addressing some of the nation’s most difficult challenges in data science. We seek an exceptionally talented, hardworking individual who works well in teams and is a life-long learner. Leadership growth opportunities are available. Travel opportunities are also available, as is the ability to collaborate with university, corporate, and government partners.

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

  • Understand and address existing and emerging threats among a diverse customer set.
  • Propose and lead data-centric research and development projects.
  • Conduct research to discover and test innovative methods in data analysis.
  • Build new understandings and capabilities by using evaluation techniques, critical review, experimentation, and engineering research and development methods.
  • Engage in program development activities and understand customer’s current and future needs.
  • Analyze existing innovative solutions and develop new solutions.
  • Produce and disseminate research proposals, reports, or papers.
  • Perform engineering or research tasks independently and across multi-functional teams.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Salary Range:

$109,300 - $217,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a relevant STEM field, plus four (4) years related experience;
  • or Ph.D. in fields listed above
  • Experience or training in research and development in one or more of the following areas:
  • applied statistics
  • discrete math
  • machine learning
  • tinyML
  • swarm/distributed intelligence
  • neuromorphic computing
  • intelligence hierarchies
  • analytics (e.g. text, behavioral, spatiotemporal, cyber)
  • Edge analytics (i.e., size, weight, and/or power restricted)
  • Proficiency in computer programming languages such as:
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • Python
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Ability to conduct independent technical projects or scientific research
  • Experience or training in research and development in one or more of the following areas:
  • Streaming algorithms
  • mathematics
  • statistics
  • optimization
  • data science
  • distributed/parallel computation
  • modeling and simulation, or other relevant area
  • Desire and ability to grow technical capabilities, programs, and staff
  • Ability to perform in a highly collaborative and team-focused environment
  • Evidence for and a desire to lead in any capacity (technical direction, project leader, program leader, mentor, educator, etc.)
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with designing, planning, and implementing research, design, and development projects
  • Evidence of being a resource in a specific mission space or field listed above
  • Ability to adapt to different software platforms and languages
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to develop technical ideas and results and present them in oral and written form

About Our Team:

In Mission Analytics, we identify and collect mission needs, share them with researchers inside and outside the labs, collaborate and invest in research, integrate coherent capabilities, and partner with Sandia programs to transition successful research into mission applications. Our primary mission is to seek, pursue, and assess adversaries in different kinds of data and spaces. We also provide analytics capability.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access may be impacted.

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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693401

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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.

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Job posting number:#7243902 (Ref:Sa693401)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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