W93 System ALTs Integration Lead (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories



Albuquerque, NM


Position summary

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

The W93/Mk7 program is seeking a System Integration Engineer to lead development and product realization for all ALTs (non WR) for the W93/Mk7 Program. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, mission-driven team, able to work closely with technical staff, management, and customers to address various program needs representing all partner organizations concurrently. Works directly with the system integration lead to leverage efforts across all program elements to ensure all stakeholder needs are being met. This position will also involve significant engagement with Los Alamos National Laboratories (LANL) and Lockheed Martin Space (LMS). The successful candidate should be comfortable in both the technical and cooperative leadership venues with strong teaming and communication skills.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Act as the lead of product realization and overall program for all 900-series ALTs for the W93/Mk7 Program
  • Develop a PRT structure and support DDP development
  • Support trades balancing needs for performance, costs, risks, materials, functionalities, and technology maturation with WR design
  • Prepare presentations and other supporting documentation needed for technical and programmatic reviews
  • Act as the Control Account Manager (CAM) for all 900-series ALT related activity for SNL
  • Represent the program while collaborating regularly with partners at Sandia, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Space, Applied Physics Lab, Navy Strategic Programs and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science field plus 7 years’ related experience; or equivalent years of education and relevant experience
  • Active DOE Q level security clearance and ability to obtain/maintain additional caveats, like Sigma 15
  • Experience with ND component or system design, development, or production

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Familiarity with SNL drawing and authorization system, product development and qualification, testing and evaluation, modeling, and simulation and SNL Model Based System Engineering tools
  • Prior experience on an 900-series ALT PRT or as and ND PRT lead
  • Knowledge and understanding of nuclear weapon systems including a fundamental understanding of nuclear surety principles
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment showing initiative and leadership
  • Must be able to apply strong interpersonal and communications skills working with a diverse team ranging from skilled laborers to PhD engineers/scientist
  • Ability to negotiate competing requirements to give the best system-level outcome
  • Ability to discover, understand and articulate constraints, options, paths-forward

About Our Team:

The W93 System Integration Department has System-Level Engineering and Integration responsibility for the W93/Mk7 Navy Strategic Reentry System Program. The department provides technical leadership in such areas as requirements development, system engineering processes, and surety integration, to name a few. We work closely with our partners and program stakeholders, including NNSA Federal Program Managers, the US Navy, Lockheed Martin Space, Los Alamos National Lab, Kansas City Plant National Security Campus, Pantex, the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, and many others, to coordinate expertise and foster innovation in efforts to ensure technical integration across all program areas.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another https://U.S. government agency (https://e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires https://U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (https://i.e., of the https://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.

Job ID: 691352

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