18 days old

Electrical FPGA/Embedded Design Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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.


We are seeking an R&D Electrical FPGA/Embedded Design Engineer to join a multidisciplinary team that is designing, developing and sustaining advanced inertial and avionics systems for national defense programs. General responsibilities for electrical engineers range from conceptual design, detailed design (a combination of analog, digital, embedded software, FPGA firmware, schematic capture, printed circuit board layout), analysis, overseeing fabrication of hardware, defining and executing qualification/testing plans, and system integration.

The successful candidate will work within our department designing detailed digital and analog circuits to support our current work. Digital designs may include the utilization of microcontrollers, FPGA/SOCs, micro-processors, or GPUs within the designs. Analog designs can range from interfaces to various sensors, amplifier design, analog to digital conversion, digital to analog conversion, or motor control interfaces. As the successful candidate, you will be designing embedded processor-based systems for various applications.


+ Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related STEM discipline, plus 5 years of relevant experience
+ Experience designing, developing, analyzing, delivering electronic digital and analog hardware designs.
+ Experience in one or more of the following application areas: controls, image processing, or signal processing theory
+ The ability to acquire and maintain a Q level security clearance


+ Doctorate (PhD) Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or related STEM discipline
+ Experience with ECAD software such as Mentor Graphics Design Suite, Altium, OrCAD, or other ECAD tools for the purpose of creating electronics schematics, design layout, printed circuit board-level and/or component level circuit designs
+ Experience with designing for harsh environments
+ Ability to perform hands-on testing and de-bugging of circuitry, with clear mastery of tools such as oscilloscopes, logic/network/spectrum analyzers, function/pulse generators
+ Experience creating and testing prototypes to prove out designs
+ Experience developing digital designs for high speed serial interfaces
+ Experience with either FPGA firmware or embedded software driver development to test designs
+ Experience with electronic circuit simulation to support design development and verification
+ Knowledge of VPX, System on Module, or COTS custom design a plus

Department Description:

The Inertial Systems and Avionics (5325) develops and delivers innovative computing solutions for Navigation Systems, Specialized Radars & Missile systems. Our department specializes in reconfigurable digital signal processing systems utilizing leading edge FPGA technology, general purpose microprocessors, and high-speed serial communication devices. Our Inertial Systems interface with various Navigation technologies such as Inertial Measurement Units, Gyroscopes, Accelerometers, and GPS receivers.

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.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-25

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