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Embedded Firmware/Software Engineers (Center 5300) (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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Ready to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security? Are you passionate about RF and Electronics systems that help advance nuclear deterrence and warfighter dominance? If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity to join our impactful team and make a difference!

Center 5300 focuses on RF and electronic technologies for a variety of sponsors. This includes the development and fielding of high-performance Radar systems to support various Nuclear Weapon (NW), National Security programs (NSP), homeland security, and interagency programs and R&D initiatives.

Center 5300 is seeking motivated and energetic embedded engineers to join our team working on complex multi-disciplinary designs targeting command and control, communications, and data processing for scientific and national defense applications. As a successful candidate, you will be responsible for contributing as part of a team to complex systems that target state-of-the-art embedded platforms. Having a desire to learn and develop your own skills will be crucial and beneficial as you join a fun and motivated team to accomplish missions vital to our nation.

You will work alongside world-class authorities and emerging leaders and use your skills in the following areas:

+ Embedded systems

+ Real-time data processing

+ Large scale development systems and architectures

+ Algorithm development, implementation, and validation

+ Verification and validation techniques

Applicants on this requisition may be interviewed by multiple organizations at Sandia National Laboratories.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or a relevant STEM discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Plus Five years’ engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development

+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q - level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following, candidates are not expected to have all of these desired qualifications:

+ You possess embedded software and/or firmware development skills; as well as, familiar with the 1 or more of the following development methodologies or tools:

+ Experience in logic verification, preferably System Verilog/UVM

+ Experience with FPGA design tools (Xilinx Vivado, SynplifyPro, etc)

+ Experience with firmware DSP implementation

+ Experience in taking a FPGA design to hardware and/or ASIC and utilizing the full array of debug tools (embedded and bench logic analyzer, O-scope, etc)

+ Basic knowledge of RTL synthesis flow for ASIC design

+ Experience in software DSP implementation

+ Experience in low-level device driver development and interfacing with hardware

+ Experience with software quality tools and processes such as linters, code documentation tools, static analyzers, dynamic analyzers, continuous integration tools, unit testing, etc.

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, building consensus and resolving issues.

+ Experience with HW/SW or system integration and troubleshooting

+ Willingness to work in a team-based development effort including tight integration with a hardware team

+ Good interpersonal and oral skills

+ Active DOE Q-level clearance.

About Our Team:

Mission: We tackle the hardest RF and electronics problems through partnerships with government, industry and academia to advance nuclear deterrence and warfighter dominance.

Vision: Anticipate, Innovate, Dominate

We Value:

+ People

+ Delivering with excellence

+ Innovation

+ Ethical leadership at all levels

+ Partnerships

Center 5300 provides key electronics systems deliverables to a wide variety of programs across Sandia (including nuclear weapons, space, intelligence and military systems) and also directly manages the Surveillance and Reconnaissance (S&R) Program.

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.

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.

Job ID: 683053



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