We are seeking a Systems Engineer, specifically, a System-of-Systems (SoS) Engineer, to join a team of scientists, engineers, and technologists contributing to the safe and efficient realization of scientific objectives on the Z Machine. While opportunities to engage in myriad problems across Center 01600 exist, the principal focus of the selected individual will be the performance and continued improvement of the Z SoS as an important and dynamic scientific enterprise based around a one-of-a-kind facility. This role presents opportunities for sustaining and developing highly complex technical systems, engaging customers and stakeholders in the sustainment and improvement of multi-disciplinary systems, and ensuring the highest level of safety in all operations.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Department 01679, Z Pulsed Power & Systems, is responsible for the Z pulsed power driver capability in service of national High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) science programs. The department is composed of a team of scientists, engineers, and technologists working together to provide responsible stewardship of this important national asset.
In addition to the responsibilities for the Z pulsed power driver, Department 01679 is intimately involved with the concept of operations underlying the use of the Z facility as a unique scientific capability. A complex interplay of human and technological systems simultaneously must be efficiently facilitated and continuously improved, on both tactical and strategic timescales, in order to enable ever-growing capabilities in a broadly multi-disciplinary environment.
The Z Machine’s ability to generate well above 20 million Amperes with power in the hundreds of trillions of Watts enables research that provides critical data relevant to both non-nuclear components and nuclear explosives packages in partnership with LANL and LLNL as part of the NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship Program. Additionally, Z is active in fundamental science and fusion research and is an award-winning, internationally recognized experimental facility.
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:
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Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.