R&D Computer Science-Next Generation Systems (Experienced)

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Sandia National Laboratories
Acoustic, Agile, Algorithms, Analysis, Architecture, Development, GIT, HTTP, Iterative, Java, JavaScript, Management, Modeling, Networks, Project, Python, Research, Scrum, Security, Simulation, System Architecture, Testing, UX
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like

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 our nation's security?

Then join the NGS team-We have several programs that design, develop and deploy high consequence solutions for National Security challenges. Some of the programs NGS is building are:

* GMS: The United States Geophysical Monitoring System (US GMS) project is a large-scale re-development effort to redesign the US GMS for the Air Force. GMS is a critical element of the US government nuclear test treaty monitoring program. It provides data acquisition, analysis, and reporting to detect and characterize nuclear detonations within the Earth or at low altitudes based on data from networks of ground-based sensors covering three waveform technologies: seismic, infrasonic, and hydro-acoustic.
* IDC: International Data Center is a subset of GMS to support the International community in nuclear test treaty monitoring.
* USNDS: US Nuclear Detonation (NUDET) Detection System is a large-scale program supporting the NUDET community. USNDS includes several critical systems in operations today with future expansion and modernization efforts planned.
* Emergent Systems Portfolio: Various smaller, yet critical applications which process and expose data, models and algorithms utilizing techniques across data sciences, data analytics, machine learning/deep learning, image processing, and big data.

We are seeking dynamic individuals to work on software teams through prototyping, design, development and delivery using agile based processes to include Scrum and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology for our larger projects. We are looking for someone who has experience on software development projects in one of the following areas:

* UX Developers to join our UX teams utilizing Java, JavaScript, Cesium, -
* Backend Developers to design and implement data processing algorithms, databases, and process controls, utilizing Java, Python, C++, etc.
* DevOps developers to design and implement modern development and platform environments to include CI/CD pipelines, Git, Cucumber, Containers, and Ansible
* Full Stack prototyping developers pathfinding new concepts to solve technology challenges which mitigate risk and provide future solutions for projects
* Modeling and Simulation teams developing the latest in decision tools, high fidelity models utilizing high performance computing, virtual reality and augmented reality concepts

On any given day you may be called on to:

* Work on an Agile team to develop software systems which solve the most challenging remote sensing problems, including the capture, processing, exploitation, visualization and distribution of real-time satellite sensor data
* Work collaboratively with architects, developers, technical leads, customers, and end users to collect requirements, design solutions, and deliver extensible software applications
* Contribute to deeply rewarding missions through engagement with diverse computer science specialties and specialists in areas such as data fusion, signal and image processing, analytics, cloud computing, machine learning, modeling and simulation, service-oriented architectures, big data management and visualization, and pattern recognition

You may be interviewed and hired into one of several departments within NGS (6360).

Your role has exciting growth opportunities and is an integral part of the successful delivery of our systems. Your position will also include a variety of interactions across NGS and the program, including collaboration with partner organizations and partner projects. In this role, there is significant opportunity for leadership development, and you will be given the opportunity to engage in leadership development activities both independently and as part of the larger team.

You may need to travel to support program needs.

Qualifications We Require

You have undergraduate and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a related discipline; a bachelor-s in a computer-based STEM discipline plus 4 years directly related experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree
Your background includes two or more years- experience, in addition to the education requirements above
Your skillset includes experience in software design, engineering and development skills, including familiarity with modern software development practices and tools
You have proven experience with object-oriented software development (e.g., Java and Python)
You can obtain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire

Ideally, your background should also include:

* Knowledge and experience with implementation of the full software development process using Agile or Iterative methodologies such as Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
* You will need to be self-directed, organized, and be able to work independently as well as in a large team environment
* Experience developing critical data processing and analysis systems
* Demonstrated strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
* Superior communication and presentation skills
* Ability to work with various disciplines across multiple development subteams
* Strong organizational skills
* The ability to handle multiple tasks and handle contending priorities
* Strong customer-focus and can-do response to questions/requests with demonstrated exceptional follow through
* Current Q clearance with SCI

About Our Team

The Next Generation Systems (NGS 6360) is a multi-disciplinary organization that takes a system from requirements through design, development, environments, CI pipelines, testing to successful deployment. The team performs research & development of modern technologies and methodologies to ensure the successful delivery on our customer commitments. Our primary mission area is the US and International nuclear monitoring and non-proliferation missions. Our work ranges from prototyping innovative solutions to the deployment and support of operational data processing systems. Our capabilities include system engineering, system architecture, software development, computer platform architectures, development environments, continuous integration, virtualization, system integration & testing, and deployment. We blend art & science to find creative solutions. We strive to think creatively in our development efforts to advance the state of the art in support of the monitoring missions.

NGS Vision is to think past today-s product when we envision and create solutions for the Nation-s most critical underlying threats.
NGS Purpose - Holding the world accountable by providing unparalleled monitoring systems that deliver critical knowledge into the hands of decision makers.
NGS Motto - AUDEAMUS - -Let us Dare!!!-

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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

Position requires SCI access.

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance and SCI access. SCI access may require a polygraph examination.

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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.

Company Information

At Sandia, creativity, multidisciplinary thought, and diverse ideas are encouraged. Our unique work requires the collective minds of the nation's top scientists, engineers, and support staff. Each year, Sandians are recognized for developing a range of breakthrough technologies with commercial applications of global importance. Sandia embraces diversity, inclusion, and respect as part of our organizational culture. We value individual differences, and we believe that our success depends on the collaborative efforts of a diverse workforce. We also strive to meet the highest standards in workforce fulfillment, safety, security, fiscal accountability, and environmental responsibility.