Product Transition Manager - (Onsite)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7247377 (Ref:Sa693451)

Posted: June 4, 2024

Job Description

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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Enabling Capabilities Group is seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic leader to manage the Product Transition Department, 05478. This manager will have a critical role in meeting an urgent national need for hypersonic weapon system development by fostering the continuing transfer of Sandia design knowledge and system integration expertise to industry partners. The selected applicant will be responsible for maintaining a team of technical staff and contractors to support this effort. The department is currently responsible for the continuing maturation of knowledge transfer plans; assembly, transfer, and change control of technical design data; coordination with industry partners; addressing the classification issues associated with data transfer to industry; supporting the instantiation of digital national-team common repositories; management of a diverse supply chain spanning internal and external Sandia partner organizations; managing contracted vendors; and close interaction with government sponsors.

Representing Sandia through substantive engagement with DoD customers and industry partners will be necessary to help build and maintain Sandia’s national role as the source of game-changing technology.

On any given day, one may be called on to:

  • Collaborate with national team partners in a fast-paced environment to ensure Sandia’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) design information is flowing properly.
  • Maintain Sandia’s Product Transition competency and look for additional opportunities to employ our expertise.
  • Promote the implementation of national-team common digital repositories.
  • Organize the Sandia Product Transition team to efficiently transfer design information to the national team.
  • Manage staffing assignments and ensure adequate resources are available for staff to support programmatic needs.
  • Maintain the Product Transition department by coordinating employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, recognition, and disciplinary actions.
  • Lead and be dynamically involved in the career development of department staff and take accountability for the quality of work produced by the team.
  • Properly manage the Product Transition program’s budget, performance, and schedule while delivering results.
  • Work closely with other center 05400 managers.

The selected candidate must have the ability to accommodate moderate travel requirements. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work on-site.

Salary Range:

$149,700 - $254,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a relevant STEM field, plus 8 years of technical experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in collaborating effectively with external engineering organizations.
  • Experience with flight testing.
  • Prior experience with interpreting program classification guidance and making classification determinations.
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Active DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s or PhD in relevant STEM field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on multidisciplinary teams from across the laboratories.
  • Experience in building, sustaining, and improving highly functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify gaps or deficiencies within a process and implement improvements.
  • Demonstrated history with product delivery in a timely, cost-effective, and high-quality manner.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with a history of developing and maintaining trusting relationships among subordinates, peers, and leadership.
  • Direct experience working with the DoD and other federal agencies.
  • Fundamental knowledge of complex system design, development, and integration.
  • Knowledge of the Conventional Prompt Strike program; associated technologies and systems; program sponsors and stakeholders; and key interfaces.
  • Experience with bombs, projectiles, rocket systems, and ballistic & maneuvering reentry vehicles.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in program development, Sandia’s budgetary process, resource loaded schedules, etc. This includes developing new related business opportunities.
  • Effective skills in leadership, management of personnel, time management, and organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to tailor to all levels of leadership and national team audiences
  • Experience with Sandia’s Work, Planning, and Control (WP&C) process.

About Our Team:

The Integrated Military Systems (IMS) Center 05400 develops pathfinder technologies that provide the United States an advantage in missile engagements and other military encounters. IMS develops and tests fully integrated flight systems for strike and missile defense missions, as well as revolutionary technologies in directed energy; military systems analytics; computerized target characterization and geolocation; and autonomy. IMS leverages its decades-long experience base, threat and intelligence insight, science-based systems engineering and analysis, advanced technologies, and rapid prototyping to deliver innovative, high-quality products to its customers.

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.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 maintain a DOE L-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.


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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 693451

Job Family: RD

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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.

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Job posting number:#7247377 (Ref:Sa693451)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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