1+ months

Electrical Engineer - Test (Early/Mid-Career)

Livermore, CA 94550

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:

We are seeking an Electrical Test Engineer (R&D Electronics Engineer) to join our Weapons Subsystems 5 group, which is a multidisciplinary team, in designing and developing advanced electronic subsystems. This group provides solutions to technical challenges that directly support our mission and commitment to national security.

This is a highly collaborative work environment where successful candidates will create innovative solutions for difficult technical problems and acquire increasing levels of responsibility. The general responsibilities will range from designing test cables, creating testing software, writing software to perform data analysis, overseeing fabrication of hardware, assembling test articles, defining and executing testing plans, debugging hardware, troubleshooting data in the field, traveling to and supporting tests in off-site test facilities, field support, working on a larger qualification team, and documenting and communicating results. The Engineer will partner with representatives from other internal organizations (systems organizations, subcomponent organizations, quality assurance, program management, and production), as well as external production facilities and suppliers.

An Electrical Test Engineer at Sandia will:

+ Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to define requirements, create and test subsystem designs, implement quality design methodology, build and evaluate prototypes, and support full-up system integration testing

+ Lead and perform interface testing with components from other organizations

+ Coordinate testing logistics with assets coming from multiple sites

+ Develop test plans, document test results, and give technical presentations to peers/managers

+ Execute tests

+ Perform hands-on test and debug of circuitry

+ Develop a system-level understanding of the collected data and support for anomaly resolution

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education; engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development;

+ Ability to travel for business up to 25% time;

+ Ability to hold a DOE Q security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience in testing complex subassemblies

+ Experience writing technical requirements

+ Hands-on experience testing and debugging circuitry, with clear mastery of tools such as oscilloscopes, logic/network/ spectrum analyzers, function/pulse generators, etc.

+ Experience in low-power analog or digital circuit design and/or firmware design

+ Experience in FPGA design or low-power electronics design

+ Experience working with SPICE and/or MATLAB simulation of electronic circuits

+ Strong communication skills (especially technical writing skills), interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence others

+ Ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines

About Our Team:

Weapons Subsystems 5 supports the weapon stockpile and modernization programs by stewarding deployed systems and developing advanced designs for new systems, with a focus on exceptionally high confidence, quality, and reliability.

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, 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.

Job ID: 683256



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-07-10

 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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