Intern – Virtual Tech and Engineering – R&D Graduate Year-Round with Security Clearance

at Sandia National Laboratories
Published July 23, 2022
Location Albuquerque, NM
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


What Your Job Will Be Like The Virtual Technologies and Engineering department is seeking a highly motivated year-round student intern to join our team! The successful candidate should have a background and interest in programming, modeling and/or design, and will work with a multi-disciplinary group to support the development of innovative digital solutions (e.g. Visualization AR/VR, Digital Twin, Distributed Ledger Technology) to support design, test and evaluation activities that support Sandia's missions. On any given day, you may be called on to: * Create, design and develop virtual models in Unity * Support coding, debugging, testing and integration of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) models * Support integrating physical and virtual activities in a digital environment * Develop and test smart contracts for applications utilizing distributed ledger technologies * Generate reports and present designs, analysis or testing results to team, peers or mentors * This position will offer you substantial opportunity for training, technical mentorship, and work across multiple national security programs. 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. 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. Qualifications We Require You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: * Earned bachelor's degree * Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program * Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 * Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer * U.S. citizenship Qualifications We Desire * Currently enrolled in a computer engineering, computer science, or related program * Experience with one or more programming languages (Python, C++, etc.) * Experience with development for game engine platforms (e.g., Unity, Unreal Engine) * Experience in engineering design (taking an idea from concept through demonstration and delivery) * Strong problem-solving skills and ability to learn new skills and be creative based on project needs * Self-motivated and able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment * Excellent communication and documentation skills About Our Team The Virtual Technologies and Engineering department is responsible for the development and implementation of various elements of the Digital Engineering effort supporting our Nuclear Deterrent. The organization leads the development of a Digital Twin framework which integrates other model-based efforts into a cohesive and structured platform to support weapon system lifecycle decisions from concept through surveillance. The team also leads the Digital Engineering Strategy which helps integrate digital solutions that enable accelerated product development. This includes development of SOLSTICE, a platform for linked surrogate multi-physics models that enable rapid design and virtual build-test cycles, and leading the integration of modeling, simulation and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) tools into the nuclear weapon design, qualification, and surveillance mission spaces. Finally, the department leads all aspects of two strategic partnership programs with the Department of Defense, the Joint Munitions Program (JMP) and the Joint Enhanced Munition Technology Program (JEMTP), which mature technology with mutual benefit to the DOE and DoD weapon missions. 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*
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*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. EEO 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.