Albuquerque, NM, United States
What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about your work and dream of exploring solutions within a dynamic team that solves significant issues for this nation's security?
We are soliciting applications for an experienced geoscientist to act as a deputy program manager to support and lead work aimed at enhancing our nation’s capabilities for monitoring underground nuclear explosions anywhere in the world. Projects within the portfolio span multiple national laboratories and include both computational and experiment activities, with the latter spanning the laboratory to large-scale field experiments. You will use knowledge of the technical area and program environment to help lead a technical team, anticipate and mitigate issues, represent management with both internal and external customers, as needed, execute special assignments either independently or with a team, and may serve on external teams representing SNL program interests. Additionally, you will work with teams including scientists and engineers to develop projects that support the mission needs of the customer, ensure the projects are executed successfully, and track risks, achievements, and work.
Over time, our expectations will be for you to work with cross-disciplinary teams to identify and conceptually develop new technical work within Sandia mission program area. You will achieve this through participation and partnerships in future proposal calls. You will be expected to increase both Sandia’s and your own impact and standing in these programs by producing high-quality results, as well as perform your work according to Sandia values, which include serving national needs, delivering with excellence, respect for others, teaming, and scientific integrity.
Willingness to travel up to 5 times per year.
Qualifications We Require
You have a master's degree in geophysics, geological engineering, geology, or a similar discipline with experience working on geophysical projects plus 11 years of relevant experience
Your background includes participation (team member or lead) in integrating large complex systems or experiments
You can obtain a DOE Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire
PhD in discipline similar to those listed above and 7 years relevant experience with geophysical projects
Current clearance (DOE or DOD)
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing customer requirements
Demonstrated customer engagement and influence
Demonstrated ability working and providing leadership to a multi-disciplinary team
Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts
Background experience in geosciences, geophysics, seismology, signal processing, nuclear monitoring
Excellent organizational, written, oral, and presentation skills, including the ability effectively communicate scientific/engineering concepts and results at multiple levels (highly technical to general audience)
Demonstrated ability to discover, understand, and articulate customer needs
Demonstrated ability to work on challenging engineering and analysis problems that requires extensive cross organizational multi-disciplinary teaming
Ability to work effectively both individually and as a team member
Demonstrated professional mentoring of others
About Our Team
We advance analysis and algorithms for remote sensing support of the United States Nuclear Detonation Detection System (USNDS), Nuclear Effects for Survivability and Consequence Management, and Nuclear Forensics. Missions such as treaty verification, non-proliferation and nuclear force management, with respect to nuclear detonation detection, are supported by our modeling and software products using optical, particle (NGX), and radio-frequency phenomenologies. We serve as a laboratories R&D resource for nuclear signatures modeling, simulation, and analysis expertise.
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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*
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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, disability, or veteran status.