Junior Weapons Program Engineer
Albuquerque, NM Travel Required: No
Commensurate with Position Type: Full Time
Recruitment Date Posted: 5 December 2018
Senior Program Manager Posting Expires: Open Indefinitely
Applications Accepted By:
Point of Contact: Mail:
Recruitment@SolOriensLLC.com Attn: Recruitment
181205 Jr Wpns Pgm Engr Sol Oriens, LLC
Recruitment 5041 Indian School Rd NE, Suite 300
Albuquerque, NM 87110
About Sol Oriens LLC
Sol Oriens LLC is a small, veteran-owned consulting firm focused on managing advanced
technologies and concepts with strong potential for military and space applications. We
provide skills to manage portfolios, programs, research and development, technology, and
product engineering. We help clients guide high risk-high payoff technologies into viable
systems. Our staff represents an effective mix of education, knowledge, experience, and
relationships. Sol Oriens LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Sol Oriens LLC is looking for engineering master’s degree students who are within one year of
graduation and interested in managing and refurbishing the US nuclear weapons stockpile. To
start, you must apply for and receive a United States Security Clearance, which takes about a
year to process. While waiting for your clearance, you may perform various engineering
support tasks in a variety of technical areas such as electronic design, advanced
manufacturing, small system prototyping, and product research. All these tasks will be
concurrent with your continued education.
Once you are granted a security clearance and graduate, you may be assigned to a
Department of Defense (DOD) or National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) weapons
program and learn the technical details of nuclear weapons operation, the theory of nuclear
components, the engineering of nonnuclear control components, system engineering of the
weapon interfaces with ballistic missiles or air delivered systems, and the principles of safety
architectures and use control methods.
You will help plan and execute laboratory functional component tests, ground tests, and flight
tests to determine safely whether the weapons system will operate as designed. You will learn
and practice program management principles, learn and use federal budgeting processes to
direct millions of dollars toward tasks, and write professional communications to Congress.
Junior Weapons Program Engineer
To excel, you will use your engineering training and expertise to analyze problems, write high-
quality how-to and why-to documents, technical white papers, and project proposals to express
your ideas clearly and get them funded. You will help develop accurate, realistic program/fiscal
plans and schedules, brief high-level government managers and presidential appointees on your
progress, and produce ideas that inspire the executive and legislative branches into positive
action. If you are ready to pursue this exciting engineering area, apply now.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited institution
with excellent (3.0 GPA+) grades
- Entry level experience in systems engineering, sensor development, software development,
electronic design, advanced manufacturing, small system prototyping, robotics and
autonomous vehicle testing, and/or new product research or advanced research topics.
Evidence from school projects, professional portfolios, competitions, or other educational
projects may be accepted.
Preferred Education or Experience
- Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited
institution with excellent (3.5 GPA+) grades and transcript of classes conducive to agreed-
upon job description.
- Engineer in training (EIT) certification
- More advanced-level experience in systems engineering, sensor development, software
development, electronic design, advanced manufacturing, small system prototyping,
robotics and autonomous vehicle testing, and/or new product research or advanced
Employee candidates must:
- submit to and pass a background check and drug screening.
- complete the documentation to apply for a Department of Defense security clearance
and their suitability for award of a clearance must be certified by a company security
Continuing requirements for employment:
- demonstrate their suitability for work in classified environments by adhering to
corporate policies associated with drug-free workplace and compliance with other
federally mandated standards of conduct.
- Continue their academic studies and graduate according to an agreed-on plan.