Sandia National Laboratories R&D Software Developer/Programmer for Z Machine (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some the most challenging issues facing our nation's security?

You could be the motivated and customer-oriented software engineer / computer scientist we are seeking to join our dynamic team. You will develop application solutions to support collaboration and productivity across Sandia’s Z Machine facility and provide software development support to various web applications.

On any given day you may be called on to:

  • Build, deploy, and support web-based applications using proven software engineering processes, configuration management, and web protocols
  • Design, build, debug, and deploy RESTful web services

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.


  • You will have Bachelor’s in a relevant STEM discipline plus 4 years’ experience; OR a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in relevant STEM discipline
  • Your background will include Experience with web programming and software development using C#
  • Experience in Relational Database Management Systems
  • Solid understanding of .NET
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance


  • Experience in ASP.NET MVC, CSS, JavaScript, web services and design patterns
  • Familiarity with DevOps deployments
  • Self-motivated with strong teaming and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Department Description:

Department 01671, Z Mission Assurance, Execution, and Analytics, is a diverse, interdisciplinary team dedicated to ensuring the operational readiness, execution, and system-level analysis for High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) campaigns at Sandia National Laboratories’ Z Machine. By creating advanced software solutions, Department 01671 collaborates across Center 01600 to enhance organizational knowledge and productivity at the complex multi-stakeholder Z facility.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.