Our People

Experts, Mentors, and Visionaries Who Drive Change within the National Security Enterprise

We rely upon the best and brightest minds to help solve the most complex scientific challenges facing the nation. 

Each member of our world-class workforce of scientists, business professionals, administrators, engineers, skilled tradespeople, students, and technical support staff play an integral role in delivering the innovative ideas and creative solutions needed to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of our nation’s nuclear deterrent. 

Why Build a Career with SD?​


Career Areas

SD offers a variety of jobs in all areas across our Lab. Whether you are a project control specialist or experimental physicist, we have a place for you.

  •     Administrative Specialists
  •     Astrophysics
  •     Business Analysts
  •     Code Developers
  •     Communication Specialists
  •     Electro-Mechanical Designers
  •     Engineers (Process Control, Field, Mechanical, System, UAS Integration, System, Project Management)
  •     Explosive Research Experimentalists
  •     Fluid Dynamics
  •     High Performance Computing Specialists
  •     Material Science
  •     Mechanical Technologists
  •     Plasma Physics
  •     Physicists (Design, Experimental, Computational, Nuclear Data, ICF, HED)
  •     Postdoctoral and Students
  •     Project Controls Specialist
  •     Research Scientists
  •     Technical Coordinators and Supervisors
  •     Thermodynamics

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Our Leadership​


SD's strongest asset is our people. The multi-disciplinary science and operations work that we need to accomplish to keep our nation safe can only be achieved by a workforce where every individual — no matter their years of experience or job title — feels empowered to share their ideas, is comfortable being themselves, and is passionate about accomplishing our shared mission."

— Brad Wallin, Deputy Director for Strategic Deterrence

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