What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering to be the Chief Engineer for countermeasure activities supporting the Missile Defense Agency Targets and Countermeasures program.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Guide and lead a technical team through the selection, design, build and test of countermeasures and associated objects for DoD customer programs, to include material selection, configuration, deployment method to meet mission timelines, etc.
Utilize knowledge of aero-mechanical effects of endo and exo atmospheric flight dynamics, thermal effects, structural behaviors, RF and Optical properties of materials, and Solid Works or Pro-E.
Build complex mechanical designs
Qualifications We Require
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Aeronautical Engineering or other Engineering or Science or Bachelors with 8 years experience.
7 years experience designing, building, and testing hardware products for flight (air or space).
Ability to drive design decisions and selection process to mission delivery
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:
Active Top Secret/SCI clearance.
10 years experience designing, building, and testing hardware products for flight (air or space).
Experience supporting DoD programs.
Experience leading technical teams for complex projects.
About Our Team
The Advanced Concepts and Mission Payloads department is focused on defining advanced technology concepts and future target mission requirements in support of Missile, Air and Space Defense programs. Additionally, the department tests concepts both experimentally and in flight to deliver modeling and simulation truth data, while providing mission payloads in support of Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Ballistic Missile Defense System.
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
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
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.