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R&D Electrical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

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:

We are seeking a highly motivated R&D, Test Systems Electrical Engineer to join our 7544-1 Team. Our team is highly proficient and multidisciplinary with skills in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering.

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

+ Be responsible for design and support of our product acceptance testers, which are a mix of custom design and commercial equipment. This work includes working in a laboratory environment designing electronic systems, characterizing instrumentation setups, and creating automated data collection systems.

+ Aid in the experimental laboratory research and testing of different kinds of power sources for NW purposes.

+ Perform data analysis and post-test processing using MATLAB, or other available tools.

+ Deliver results and report findings to team members and project partners.

+ Travel to various production sites across the country to perform tester certification or maintenance.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degrees in relevant STEM subject area, 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.

+ Proven experience with hardware and software automated test equipment

+ DOE Q Clearance or DOD equivalent

+ Ability to travel, up to 25% when Qualifying Testers at vendor sites.

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Master’s degrees in relevant STEM discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

+ Plus, five or more years of engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development to include:

+ Experience working with custom-built test systems (design, fabrication, certification, troubleshooting)

+ Experience with COTS battery testers (i.e. Maccor, Arbin)

+ Experience with modeling and simulation of analog electronic circuits (SPICE)

+ Experience with data analysis tools such as MATLAB or JMP.

+ Experience with automated test equipment (ATE)

+ Experience programming for NI hardware, i.e. Test-Stand or LabVIEW

+ Experience with NNSA complex product acceptance tester qualification process

+ Experience with software development in Visual Studio

+ Experience with drawing repositories such as Sandia's PRIME and PDMLink

+ Strong analytical, diagnostics and problem-solving skills

+ Self-motivation to work effectively as an independent contributor

+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment

+ Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead through others

About Our Team:

The Power Sources Production Tester Team (Org. 7544-1) oversees the development, qualification, operation, and maintenance of custom-built and commercial off-the-shelf product testers for thermal and lithium batteries built in the Power Sources Technology Group (PSTG) and at external vendors. Org. 7544-1 performs acceptance testing on mark quality products built by the PSTG and provides test support services to all battery development, production, surveillance, and system-level programs.

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: 683215



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