Student Intern – Software Quality Control Technical High School Summer

Student Intern – Software Quality Control Technical High School Summer

29 March, 2016

About Sandia:Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, , and preservation to energy and combustion research, security, and nuclear defense.To learn more, visit

Department Description:The Computer Sciences Group at Sandia National Laboratories/CA conducts research, development, and systems engineering in computer science and engineering to address important national security problems.  Staff members work in multi-disciplinary teams and apply their expertise and skills to a wide range of applications for customers including the Departments of Energy, Defense, and Homeland Security.  Staff members also regularly engage with external customers and sponsors.

The group does extensive software research, development, and deployment of:

–  Scientific Computing: algorithms and software tools that enable modeling and simulation to play a major role in engineering design, certification, and manufacturing

–  Knowledge Environments: Distributed tools and visualization technologies that enable secure scientific, engineering, or analysis collaborations

–  High Performance Computing: networking, storage, and load balancing technologies

–  Decision Support: tools and technologies to support decision making in complex national security mission areas, including game-based training environments for crisis responders, simulation of social networked systems (including formation and ), and system-of-systems modeling of catastrophic events

–  Data Analysis: algorithms and tools for supporting exploration, triage, analysis, and visualization of heterogeneous data

–  Enabling technologies: algorithms for optimization (including under uncertainty), PDEs, solution of large-scale systems of equations, and uncertainty quantification

–  Network Traffic Analysis: algorithms and tools to detect and prevent unauthorized actions on networks

How to Apply: Click here and follow the instructions to upload a resume, and complete the submission process to indicate your interest in this position.

Job Description:SIP Technical – HS Summer

Job Summary:Provides basic-level support within a science and engineering environment involving assignments that may include assisting with research, application of project design and diagnostics, testing and documentation, development and analysis of technology options, and assembly and troubleshooting.

Primary Job Duties:Job assignments vary upon organization and specific job requirements as defined in the job specification.Duties may include basic support to technical staff with developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection, and analyzing experimental data.

Job SpecificationsThe Technical Reachback Project is seeking student interns who are interested in helping the project achieve its quality control objectives. The interns will be working at our campus during the summer of 2016. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is implementing a domestic system to detect attempts to import or transport radiological or nuclear material intended for illicit use. Technical Reachback uses data, collected over many years from radiation monitors on highways, airports, and seaports, to develop products that enhance the ability to recognize anomalous radiation profiles in trucks, cars, and shipping containers. Technical Reachback draws on the expertise of radiation physicists at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia National Laboratories has developed software to assist in analyzing existing data from radiation monitors to develop “signatures” that model threat and non-threat situations. These signatures provide federal and state officials with an additional method for determining whether a vehicle with an anomalous radiation profile is a threat.As part of its mission, the Technical Reachback Project develops software libraries, desktop applications, web tools, databases, wikis, and reports. A substantial amount of the intern’s time will be spent testing software, checking wikis & reports, and/or verifying the accuracy of entries in spreadsheets & databases. Apps are tested by writing test plans, running tests manually, documenting test results, and submitting bug reports. The accuracy of data in apps, wikis, reports, spreadsheets, and databases are checked by doing Google searches, running database queries, reading reports, examining spreadsheets, and writing automated testing scripts. Interns will also be spending time using JavaScript libraries to write automated tests. Interns with working knowledge of C++ will be using a C++ unit-test library.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:Basic knowledge of technical principles and processes.Pursued understanding of a variety of research tools.Basic oral and written communication skills.Ability to contribute in a team environment.Basic knowledge of a suite of software, including Microsoft Office.

Required:The successful candidate must meet the following Sandia Student Intern Requirements: attending a local high school near the site location, full-time HS enrollment as defined by the school, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2/4.0, and the ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the internship duration. Minimum 16 years of age. U.S. citizenship.* Must have completed an AP computer science course* Must have working knowledge of one or more programming languages* Must have completed a physics or chemistry course* Interest in testing software apps

Desired:* GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher is a plus* Familiarity with JavaScript and/or C++ is a plus* Completion of an AP science course is a plus* Completion of an AP math course is a plus

Security Clearance:No clearance required.This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

Benefits:At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.

EEO Statement:Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Internal Number: 37B8CAF04A7D44598E80E4D7BB0556DB

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