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Department Description We are offering Bachelors level candidates an opportunity to pursue a Master's degree under the auspices of Sandia's Critical Skills Masters Program (CSMP, http://www.sandia.gov/careers/special_programs/critical_skills_program.html). This one-of-a-kind program hires new employees and pays for them to obtain their Master's degree as full-time students. Program participants receive salary, benefits, tuition and fees while in school and work full-time at Sandia upon graduation.
Division 5000's mission areas span a broad spectrum; see below for a synopsis of the myriad systems and high-impact programs to which you could contribute.
The Defense Systems & Assessments Division (5000) (http://www.sandia.gov/missions/defense_systems/index.html ) invites Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Material Science/Device Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science/Optical Science students to join our high-performing technical teams that develop innovative capabilities in national security. An array of opportunities exists in multiple domains, including remote sensing, cyber security, data analysis, signal assessment, and satellite systems.
Division 5000 fosters and delivers invention, innovation, maturation, and demonstration of technologies to enable future capabilities for national security needs. Driven by a dynamic and changing world, our work leverages the understanding that science and technology must serve the needs of our national security customers, and provide them with new and improved capabilities that can fulfill national security needs. We seek individuals committed to the realization and maintenance of our national technological edge and who are driven to explore new capabilities that can reduce technological surprise for the nation.
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Job Summary While on roll as a full-time Sandia National Laboratories employee, pursues a graduate degree in electrical, computer, optical, mechanical, computer science, or other engineering discipline at an accredited university on a full-time basis. Works full-time on site at Sandia for at least two months before beginning graduate studies and while on summer break. Upon completing the master's degree program, returns to Sandia to join the hiring organization's technical team and works for a specified period of time fulfilling a service requirement.
Primary Job Duties Pursues a technical master's degree that fulfills Sandia's business needs. Works with the hiring manager to determine how the planned program of study may be used to accomplish work relevant to Sandia's needs. Completes the master's degree within a specified time period. Serves as a regular staff member in a science, engineering, or technology specialty. Meets service requirement of two years of employment for each year of school completed in the Critical Skills Master's Program (CSMP).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability and desire to obtain a master's degree in an area of critical need. Ability to obtain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance (obtaining a security clearance requires U.S. citizenship). Ability to maintain a minimum passing cumulative GPA throughout the CSMP program. Demonstrated ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form. A track record of leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, including professional associations. Self-directed, innovative, organized, and able to work in a large team environment. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated leadership skills and an interest in working in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment.
Division 5000's mission areas; see below for a list of the systems .
Computer Scientists/Computer Engineers: - architect, design, develop, test and deploy advanced data processing software for complex, real-time decision support systems - research, develop, and engineer unique software solutions to solve challenging technical problems for national security needs - develop image or signal processing capabilities for various sensing systems (satellites, airborne or ground-based sensors) - apply cutting-edge computer science techniques toward complex scientific domains - analyze crypto algorithms and design implementations for vulnerabilities and research new approaches - conduct vulnerability assessments of information systems and all related technologies - analyze network communications to discover unauthorized penetrations, conduct forensics analysis, and analyze potential threats to US information systems - develop and transfer solutions to help protect the nation¿s most critical infrastructure
Electrical Engineers: - apply and develop cutting-edge microelectronics analysis techniques - develop and transfer solutions to help protect the nation¿s most critical infrastructure - assess the vulnerabilities of microelectronics and microsystems and apply this knowledge to assist the nation in technology protection, analysis of supply chain, and trust - research, develop, and design cutting-edge electronics
Mechanical Engineers: - architect, design, develop, test, and deploy advanced mechanical systems for remote sensing systems - research, develop, and engineer unique materials and processes that will allow R&D systems to perform cutting-edge missions under very limited and resource- constrained environments - apply cutting-edge mechanical engineering theories and techniques toward complex scientific domains to provide additional capabilities to new or existing systems - leverage industry processes to develop and enhance state-of-the-art sensor design for remote sensing applications
Material Scientists, Device Physicists, and Chemists: - apply and develop cutting-edge material removal, characterization, and analysis techniques focused on the electronics and microelectronics industry - assess and characterize the vulnerabilities of microelectronics and microsystems and apply this knowledge to assist the nation in technology protection, analysis of supply chain, and trust - develop innovative security measures for microelectronics