NANA Regional Corporation Systems Engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Title Systems Engineer

Job Number 386BR

Location Albuquerque, NM

Employment Type Full-Time

Job Family Research and Development

Company Overview AIS is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customer’s mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.

Job Summary Applies integrated technical judgment--which requires using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses-­ to anticipate, innovate, and deliver solutions to Sandia National Laboratories missions. Roots the work in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying a deep understanding of engineering and scientific principles. Creates and applies scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems. Uses physical and computational simulation, analysis, and evaluation as inherent activities of development. Plans, conducts, and executes Sandia's science and engineering programs within the spectrum of fundamental research, development, or demonstration. Works with the project manager and the customer to negotiate and define system requirements that enable mission function and performance; develop system conceptual designs to meet those requirements; and define the necessary subsystems, components, and interfaces to realize the system. Using a deep understanding of system operation and performance, performs functional decomposition of system requirements into subsystem-level performance requirements that are achievable within the cost and schedule constraints of a project. Provides system-level design architecture analysis that combines a number of component parts or subsystems into a complete functional system. Defines component and system-level performance requirements and develops acceptance criteria for the subsystems and system. Evaluates competing characteristics between system elements to determine the most effective integrated system solution.

Job Specifications The Surety Systems Engineer {SSE) develops, implements, and maintains strategies to lead the R&D project team in successful product qualification and delivery. SSEs interface across multiple enterprises, integrating all team members in relevant multidisciplinary technology areas. They exercise critical thinking to identify, assess, and mitigate risks through the practical application of defect prevention to develop a safe, reliable, and robust product. SSEs provide critical R&D contributions throughout the entire product realization lifecycle; these contributions include requirements engineering and traceability, validation and verification (V&V),supply chain risk management/assessment, and crucial technical documentation.

Projects span across all phases of the product realization lifecycle from conceptual design and development, production, maintenance, and retirement. Projects include components, subsystems, and systems. Opportunities exist in Albuquerque, NM. Some domestic travel is required to support business needs.

Leads research and development conceptual system trade studies for Sandia programs. Directs systematic study toward a fuller knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts, and discovers or synthesizes new approaches to achieve goals. Uses systems engineering principles to research, design, or develop structures, instruments, machines, experiments, processes, systems, theories, or technologies; to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions as well as eventual mission characteristics and application. Creates new understandings and capabilities by using the scientific method's hypothesis, test, and evaluation techniques; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods to bring disparate technologies together to solve system issues. Initiates, designs, develops, executes, and evaluates new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research. Defines future development activity and possible technology transfer of solutions, products, principles or technology. Undertakes creative work, making systematic use of Investigation or experimentation, to discover or revise knowledge of reality, and uses this knowledge to devise new applications and solutions. Understands the nature of system problems; leads anomaly resolution teams through root cause analysis, solution options, and the trade space to evaluate the efficacy of those options; and may lead customers and stakeholders through this process. Evaluates, tests, and analyzes system functionality and subsystem contribution to system function. Interfaces with the system customer and those responsible for developing, testing, and implementing the system and its elements. Works with the various subsystem teams to verify complex requirements, often from a combination of analysis and simulated environmental testing. Uses physical and computational simulation, analysis, and evaluation as inherent activities of verification. May use statistical knowledge to understand production feasibility, capabilities, or processes to be applied to the solution space.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability Advanced technical degree or significant equivalent experience. Multidisciplinary technical knowledge and competencies appropriate to the position. Ability to perform the integrated technical analyses that underpin the development of a realizable system concept. Ability to synthesize operational concepts for experimental or exploratory systems to innovate and deliver solutions to customers in mission areas not fully defined or understood. Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with scientific and engineering methods and with the discipline's standards for the ethical conduct of research. Thorough knowledge of and experience with scoping, designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with implementing Sandia policies affecting research, design, and development activities, projects, or initiatives. Demonstrated ability to engage customers and stakeholders in the synthesis of significant systems experiments and to team across disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications (Required) Bachelor's and Advanced (Master's or PhD) degree in relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline plus two years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor's in STEM and seven or more years of relevant experience may be considered in place of a Master's.

• Product Development or Manufacturing work experience.

• Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE-Q security clearance

Preferred Qualifications (Desired)

Experience with:

• Implementing R&D surety engineering principles, tools, methodologies, and best practices.

• Evaluating and mitigating risks throughout the supply chain

• Designing and qualifying test hardware, software, and test equipment

• Evaluating and qualifying suppliers, improving product performance, developing performance metrics, implementing process controls and quality plans.

• Identifying and reducing risk in a high-consequence environment.

• Applying risk-based approaches to evaluate rigor level of product qualification activities.

• Implementing production process improvements and reducing production deficiencies while maintaining and Improving performance standards.

• Developing manufacturing processes factoring product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment.

• Defining and reviewing specifications for gauges, fixtures, tools, and testers needed for inspection and product acceptance.

• Authoring qualification plans, requirements maps, test plans, and measurement assurance plans.

• Managing and/or leading engineering projects.

Additional desired qualifications include:

• Design assurance acumen, including requirements engineering and configuration management.

• Technical analysis acumen, including SPC,FMEA, RCA, HALT/HASS, Mistake Proofing, Design of

Experiments, and Fagan Inspections.

• Ability to solve complex problems in the absence of clear direction (experience in ambiguous environments).

• Ability to implement high-quality standards while establishing and maintaining effective and productive relationships with internal and external customers at all experience and authority levels.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify the Human Resources Department

Anticipated Contract Duration 2-3 years

Removal Date 19-Jun-2019