R&D S&E, Computer Science Engineer (Experienced) - Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7248083 (Ref:Sa693404)

Posted: June 2, 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 computer science engineer to join our Power Sources Technology Group (PTSG).

On any given day, you may be called on perform duties in these areas:

Product Acceptance Test Design:

  • Take ownership of designing and supporting product acceptance testers, which may include custom-designed and commercial equipment.
  • Work in laboratory environment to develop electronic systems and instrumentation setups.
  • Create automated data collection systems to enhance testing efficiency.

Power Source Research:

  • Contribute to experimental laboratory research and testing of different types of power sourced for Weapons purposes.

Data Analysis:

  • Perform data analysis and post-test processing using tools like MATLAB or other available software.
  • Generate reports summarizing findings and results for team members and project partners.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

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:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or a relevant information technology STEM field plus five years of relevant experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Q or equivalent clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in above-stated relevant fields
  • Proven experience with hardware and software automated test equipment
  • Experience programming for National Instruments hardware, Test-Stand , DIAdem, and LabVIEW/LabView FPGA
  • Experience with software development in Visual Studio including Visual Basic Script
  • Experience with GIT
  • Experience with VMware or other virtualization computing software
  • Experience with modeling and simulation of analog electronic circuits (SPICE)
  • Experience working with custom-built test systems (design, fabrication, certification, troubleshooting)
  • Experience with COTS battery testers (i.e. Maccor, Arbin)
  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Python, MATLAB or JMP
  • Experience with automated test equipment (ATE)
  • Experience with NNSA complex product acceptance tester qualification process
  • Experience with drawing repositories such as Sandia's PRIME and PDMLink
  • Strong analytical, diagnostics and problem-solving skills

About Our Team:

Many careers offer challenge and growth. But when you join the Power Sources Technology Group (PSTG) at Sandia National Laboratories, you’ll have the rare opportunity to elevate your impact. As part of this group, team members play a critical role in our nation’s strategy that develops, delivers, and assures the performance of power source components for nuclear weapons and innovative solutions for other national security challenges. The PSTG utilizes the latest scientific and engineering technologies to research, design, develop, and produce power sources used for NNSA, DoD, DOE, NASA, and commercial applications. A key of this organization is to advance power source technologies to meet both current and future energy needs.

The PSTG provides research, engineering design/development, and production of thermal batteries, thermoelectrics, lithium primary and secondary batteries, novel battery chemistries, component and materials surveillance, and battery abuse testing research. Power source technology is a growth area both within the Nuclear Deterrence program and Energy and Geosciences program.

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, 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 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: 693404

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:#7248083 (Ref:Sa693404)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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