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R&D Electrical Engineer - Embedded Hardware for Extreme Environments (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:

Passionate about your work and dream of using innovative facilities to explore creative 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 remote sensing and satellite systems projects. In this role, you will perform ground breaking digital electrical design of embedded hardware in extreme environments.

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

+ Work with multi-disciplinary teams for the research, design, fabrication, integration, test, and deployment of electrical components, subsystems, and assemblies

+ Work with diverse teams to understand, simulate, and test electrical components and systems exposed to the challenging radiation environments present in space

+ Collaborate on teams to research and design components, subassemblies, and systems that are resilient to these environments

This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related field

+ Electrical design experience including processor board design (CPUs and/ or GPUs); high-speed network and interface electronics, high-speed analog to digital interfaces, microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, and/or FPGAs

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience designing, developing, testing, and implementing electrical systems, especially high-speed digital electronics

+ Familiarity with Hardware Design Languages (e.g. VHDL or Verilog)

+ Knowledge of the effects of extreme environments (e.g. radiation, thermal extremes, shock, and vibration) on electrical systems

+ Proficiency with space radiation effects in digital electronics (e.g. single event effects)

+ Familiarity with satellite programs and processes

+ Experience as a technical design lead on multi-disciplinary projects

+ Strong organization and planning skills and ability tackle more than one assignment at a time

+ Desire to learn new skills and develop expertise in new areas

+ Proven ability to be self-motivated and work independently as well as in a multi-disciplinary team environment, building consensus and resolving issues

+ Excellent written and verbal communication, project coordination, and social skills

+ Active Q or TS/SCI clearance

About Our Team:

The Monitoring Systems & Technology Center (6700) has 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 Flight Edge Compute System (eFECtS) (6773) organization specializes in developing state of the art technologies for remote sensing in the areas of edge-deployed high performance computing, digital signal processing, remote distributed data processing architectures, rapid high consequence technology insertions for remote sensing applications, and remote sensing system engineering. The team focuses on missions that require autonomy and edge computing to reduce decision timelines creating a technological advantage for the intelligence community and the warfighter.

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: 682406



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