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Electrical Engineer - Electronics Architectures Design Lead (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work in advanced embedded electronics architectures? Join a dynamic multidisciplinary team as an Electrical Engineer specializing in the development and maturation of innovative space mission enabling electronics architectures.

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

+ Lead and collaborate with technical team members on the design of space electronics architectures

+ Drive design realization through full life cycle; conceptual designs, trade studies, detail designs, procedures, assembly, testing, and verification

+ Develop and present proposals for funding from both internal and external customers

+ Identify resources from across Sandia to address technical needs

+ Serve as a technical/programmatic interface for multiple levels of customers/internal management

+ Document customer expectations, define performance requirements, and work with the technical team to assure all expectations and requirements are met

+ Balance cost, schedule, performance and risk to optimize path forward

+ Define spend plans, supervise financial performance, and update the customer and internal management on regular intervals

+ Identify gaps and opportunities to drive innovative solutions and build the future of space

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or relevant STEM field; OR equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Equivalent experience in lieu of degrees must be engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.

+ Five (5) years' of engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development including three years designing advanced system architectures

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Interest leading multidisciplinary technical teams at the system level

+ Experience designing space-based electronics system architectures, satellite payloads or aerospace programs

+ Proven ability in the design, analysis, realization, and testing of electrical products

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated through technical publications and presentations.

+ Ability to collaborate with commercial or contracted suppliers to acquire hardware, software, or custom components

+ Experience in designing digital and/or analog circuitry including sensors in a variety of technologies

+ Ability to work across a wide variety of engineering and science fields to integrate lower-level designs and delivered subsystems into a completed product

+ Ability to bound/estimate and deliver systems and/or components while meeting cost, schedule, and performance

+ System level experience in embedded electronic systems modeling and simulation as well as experience mapping performance and ICD requirements to embedded system instances

+ Proven record of implementing and delivering technical work products with application of appropriate difficulty and pedigree documentation (design/code reviews, technical guidance/approvals, project team concurrence, artifact generation, etc.)

+ Familiarity with hardware and/or software requirements generation for verification, validation and qualification

+ Active DOE Q and SCI security clearance or equivalent

About Our Team:

The Emerging Flight Technologies department is responsible for advancing state-of-the-art flight sensing capability in our Nation’s security interests. Efforts include:

+ Developing more resilient space electronic architectures. Moving traditional algorithms, which were designed to run on high-performance ground stations, to the flight system.

+ Developing novel opto-mechanical systems that reduce jitter, improve optical performance, and improve geolocation.

+ Advancing sensor mod/sim beyond just radiometry. Incorporating all aspects of the scene, collection segment, and post-processing to understand overarching architecture performance.

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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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 obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.

Job ID: 681908



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