Technical Business Development Specialist - Early/Mid Career - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7247836 (Ref:Sa693403)

Posted: June 1, 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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a Technical Business Development Specialist to join the Business and Competitive Intelligence and DAV-C department. On any given day, you may be called upon to develop and implement a continuum of business development functions to support Sandia’s mission, research, and technology strategies. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct primary research to prepare materials to communicate Sandia’s success in technology transfer and partnerships, including success stories, award nomination, and other related materials via various internal and external channels.
  • Keeps informed about developments in government, economic, scientific, and other fields related to program mission objectives.
  • Manages proposal development, compiles and drafts technical and partnership elements of proposals.
  • Prepares briefings for leadership and Federal sponsors, including but not limited to NNSA and DOE.
  • Establishing and maintaining key customer relationships.
  • Maintaining Sandia’s web presence and ensuring content is updated regularly.
  • Develops long-form case studies to regularly assess and share information related to specific Sandia-developed technologies and relevant partnerships.

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

Salary Range:

$66,900 - $150,000

*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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communication, Research, Economics, National Security or relevant discipline plus four or more years of experience; or Master's degree in Business or relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience (12 years relevant experience)
  • Experience with writing and editing for large and complex projects, including interviewing subject matter experts, conducting research and drafting documentation
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L Security Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to work with organizational leadership, and deliver recommendations that lead to actionAbility to manage complex, short- and long-term projects
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively develop innovative processes and solutions
  • Experience within a technology transfer and partnerships organization
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with customer relationship management
  • Experience with communication, marketing, and journalism
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic cross-discipline team environment
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Technical writing experience or the ability to convey complex concepts in simpler terms to reach a broader audience

About Our Team:

Sandia National Laboratories Business & Competitive Intelligence and DAV-C teams support the development of future business, programs, and science and technology investments by evaluating opportunities related to current and future partners and sponsors, assessing markets and research environments, anticipating changes, providing reliable and actionable analyses, and making strategic inputs to assist leadership. The department also provides data analysis and visualization to support leadership decision making, streamline business processes, enhance technology usability and facilitate internal and external collaborations.

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 L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance 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: 693403

Job Family: BD

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:#7247836 (Ref:Sa693403)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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