Sandia National Laboratories


R&D Computer Science - Software Engineering, HPC, DevSecOps (Early/Mid-Career)

Computer Science

Full Time

Albuquerque, US

Posted this week

About the Job

Salary - $86300 - $166800/Year

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

Salary Range

$86,300 - $166,800

  • 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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you Interested in working for an employer who strives to be the laboratory the U.S. turns to first for technology solutions? Are you passionate about ground-breaking research that supports national security missions in a variety of high-impact areas? If so, join a diverse team of creative problem solvers in applying Computer Science and Software Engineering skills to help ensure national security!

On any given day, you may be called on to:
  • Contribute on a full stack software development team
  • Apply data analytics and machine learning to real-world problems
  • Design and develop software architectures
  • Create and support High Performance Computing (HPC) applications
  • Apply DevSecOps principles

There are a variety of work options including onsite, 100% virtual from any U.S. state, District of Columbia, or telecommuting from within a reasonable distance to the assigned work location when necessary.

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related STEM field plus four (4) years’ relevant experience; Or Master's degree in previously stated field; Or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development
  • Experience with software design and development using Java, C++, or Python
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire

Interest and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Software engineering methodologies, user interfaces, databases, algorithms, data science, or analytics
  • DevOps/DevSecOps automation, toolchain, and technologies (Gitlab, Jenkins, Nessus, etc.)
  • Frontend frameworks (JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, and/or React)
  • Performant and scalable builds (Gradle, Maven)
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) user/programming environments and architectures
  • Agile teaming (Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFE))
  • Working in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment
  • Leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and deliver in an adaptable and focused manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to explain complicated ideas clearly and concisely

About Our Team

The Cyber Security and Mission Computing Center (9300) partners across several exciting initiatives that require committed computer scientists to:

  • Develop and maintain enterprise cyber security capabilities to defend the laboratory from cyber threats
  • Conduct research to strengthen our cyber security capability
  • Design and maintain high performance computing (HPC) capabilities for real-world security problems
  • Enable engineering efficiency through the Common Engineering Environment (CEE)
  • Develop custom software to support our Nuclear Deterrents (ND) and Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP)
  • Provide analytics and machine learning expertise for projects across Sandia’s Mission Space
  • Foster software security and DevSecOps capabilities

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:
  • These benefits vary by job classification.

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.

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