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Electrical Engineer - Remote Sensing and Satellite Systems (Early-Mid Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102 Work Remotely
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**Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team and tackle significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!**

We are seeking an electrical engineer to provide technical leadership for projects relating to remote sensing and satellite systems. This job involves working on multi-disciplinary teams for the research, design, fabrication, integration, test, and deployment of electrical components, subsystems, and assemblies. The successful applicant will have experience with digital designs for embedded applications such as:

+ Processor board design (PUs and/or GPUs)
+ FPGA design and HDL (specifically VHDL) experience
+ High-speed network and interface electronics; and high-speed analog to digital interfaces

On any given day, your job responsibilities may include:

+ Collaborate to understand, simulate, and test electrical components and systems exposed to challenging radiation environments present in space
+ Work with teams to research and design components, subassemblies, and systems that are resilient to these environments
+ Collaborate with the layout design engineer to mitigate potential issues in manufacturing and system operation
+ Coordinate with PCB fabrication and assembly shops concerning design and part issues
+ Test and validate PCBs after fabrication
+ Support lab and outdoor field testing of electro-optical prototypes
+ Modify and update firmware used in prototypes


+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 5 years' experience or Masters degree in stated field including 2 years' experience
+ Electronic system design
+ Testing and troubleshooting


+ Electronic design specific experience, such as: proficiency with analog, digital, and embedded systems; circuit design and simulation; integrated circuit and component breadboarding and evaluation; schematic creation, evaluation, and analysis: board layout evaluation
+ Testing/Troubleshooting specific experience including: board level testing, modification and rework; use of laboratory test equipment (oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, waveform/function generators, multimeters, power supplies, and data acquisition systems)
+ Proficiency with the following software: schematic and layout software (Eagle, Altium, and/or Mentor Graphics); signal processing software (Python and Matlab); Office productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio)
+ Programming languages and embedded systems

- Programming languages: C/C++, Arduino, and LabVIEW
- Microcontrollers (Microchip and STMicro), single board CPUs (Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone), and Arduino devices
+ Experience with electro-optics: lasers, photodetectors, and associated electronics
+ Experience with soldering and rework tools

Department Description:

We have researched and developed new monitoring systems and technologies for over half a century. Building on that legacy, today we support national security missions involving nuclear proliferation detection, treaty monitoring, arms control, and various needs within the national security communities.

The Counter-Proliferation R&D group (6775) researches and develops new science applications, models, and technologies to solve our Nation's counter-proliferation challenges. The department combines Optical Physics and Engineering to investigate optical phenomenology, develop models, conduct experiments, and invent prototypical systems to solve the Nation's toughest challenges. The department also uses aerosol sciences, seismic and infrasound sciences to develop nuclear arms control technologies.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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, 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.

EEO Statement:

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.



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Posted: 2020-09-02 Expires: 2020-10-02

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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