Remote Systems Engineer (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories


We are seeking a R&D Systems Engineer

The Mission Engineering and Analysis department (6332) has staff that supports fielded, remote sensing systems. The staff on this team work at locations outside of New Mexico (posting manager can provide details). The team covers flight and ground system engineering activities. Activities include: - Supporting system issue resolution, status monitoring, trending, and analysis - Participating in system on-call duties - Supporting tests and exercises - Scheduling engineering activities (upgrades, preventative maintenance) and ensuring all installations of equipment or software are smoothly integrated - Supporting evaluations and documentation of the systems - Reporting system status to site management, Sandia management, and stakeholders - Leading and supporting technical and programmatic reviews with the sponsor and other stakeholder organizations The staff member selected will work in a technical multidisciplinary, high personal interaction environment. The team supports the systems 24/7 and are sometimes on-call. Candidates will be trained and eventually knowledgeable on flight and ground system aspects of the systems.


  • Requires a Bachelors and Mastersdegree in relevant STEM discipline plus two or more years experience; or Bachelor's and Doctorate in relevant STEM discipline. The requirement for a STEM Masters degree can be waived for candidates with a Bachelors in a relevant STEM discipline and engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development.Desire to relocate to one of the site areas
  • Direct experience with a remote sensing system
  • A strong technical foundation with the ability to assimilate new disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with project teams, program and line management, fellow staff, and various customers, site, and external entities
  • Ability to obtain an SCI clearance required


  • Experience with specific programs
  • Experience with activities at the sites
  • Experience with integrated system level testing of the specific systems
  • Experience with hardware and software installations of the specific systems
  • Experience using the ground hardware and software of the systems
  • System administration experience on SGI, SPARC, and Dell systems running Redhat Linux
  • Oracle database experience
  • Direct flight system knowledge for the systems
  • Experience generating, modifying, and utilizing procedures needed for real-time testing, problem resolution, software test and checkout, and day-to-day processes
  • Direct experience with formal Configuration Management processes (DR, RFC, etc.)
  • An SCI clearance

Department Description:

The Advanced Systems Program (ASP) is responsible for designing, developing, and managing ground systems for real-time national security missions. ASP is the primary Customer interface and user community interface for these unique systems. We provide the technical design, integration, advisement, and oversight for delivery and mission extension through architecture, system engineering, technical integration and evaluation of systems, and mission system engineering and analysis.

One of the responsibilities within ASP is Mission Engineering and Analysis (06332). This Organization is responsible for analyses of signatures & signals as they relate to mission definition coupled with payload & ground capabilities in optimizing system performance to meet customer mission technical requirements. The Mission Engineering and Analysis Organization performs the following: radiometric sensor test planning and support; mission data analysis; remote sensing modeling, characterizing and optimizing sensing instrument performance, and technical analysis and design of next generation systems to meet overall system mission performance and operational goals. The Organization provides a variety of deliverables to an array of customers that includes: analysis results, custom toolsets, simulation findings and technical guidance.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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  • These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a SCI security clearance.

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

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

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT **

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