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R&D Electrical Engineer - Responsive ND Architectures (Experienced)

Livermore, CA 94550
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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:

Are you looking to do innovative, creative, and impactful engineering? We develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. Join us in our critical mission to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our nation's nuclear deterrents!

We are seeking a hardworking and dedicated Electrical Engineer who is passionate about and able to support engineering systems development activities for future Sandia programs and work for our customers. The selected applicant will be stationed at Livermore, CA.

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

+ Plan, conduct, and implement Sandia's science and engineering programs within the spectrum of fundamental research, development, or demonstration.

+ Plan and implement Advanced and Exploratory’s (A&E) mission which requires the development of new system concepts, architectures, and components consistent with improving the nuclear stockpile.

+ Create and apply scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering fields to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems.

+ Synthesize anticipated future deterrence needs to define weapon system and subsystem requirements.

+ Define and develop advanced and exploratory weapons systems architectures.

+ Conduct or direct system-level design architecture analysis that combines a number of component parts or subsystems into a complete functional system.

+ Define future technology development needs for Sandia.

+ Develop advanced engineering demonstrator and/or test units, conduct testing, and analyze test results.

+ Travel as required up to 25% of the time

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Systems Engineering, or related field plus six (6) years' experience; or PhD plus two (2) years' experience.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ System Engineering experience in complex systems

+ Ability to lead and direct high profile projects with external partnerships

+ Ability to brief customers and upper-level management on project progress

+ Proven technical background with experience in one or more of the following areas:

+ Analog circuit design and simulation

+ Programming in a high-level language (C/C++/C#, Java, LabVIEW, etc.)

+ Digital and/or analog circuit design and simulation

+ Test design and implementation; requirements verification; functional decomposition.

+ Testing and debugging complex electrical systems in a lab environment (using scopes, spectrum analyzers, etc.)

+ RF circuits

+ Laser and fiber optics

+ Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

+ Evidence of good verbal and written communication skills, including significant writing, interpersonal, and formal briefing capabilities

+ Evidence of the proven ability to work within multidisciplinary team environments and in conjunction with diverse collaborators

+ Evidence of independent resourcefulness in the development of new ideas or programs;

+ Evidence of the ability to conduct and lead engineering work in a systems context;

+ Background and understanding of nuclear weapons across the lifecycle is desired, but training in the organization to fill experience gaps is acceptable.

About Our Team:

The Responsive ND Architectures group has the responsibility to provide system-level leadership for activities across the Nuclear Security Enterprise. We are currently pursuing numerous laboratory-wide activities to enable a more Agile, Affordable, and Assured Nuclear Weapons Stockpile. These activities include, but are not limited to, developing weapon system architectural designs, exploring system integration options for future missile systems, and developing function demonstration test units for future systems in support of demonstrator programs, providing system context and future technologies needs to internal laboratory-wide research programs, and partnering with the broader Sandia community. In addition, Responsive ND Architectures group is responsible for establishing and building internal and external partnerships with NNSA Federal Program Managers, Air Force program managers, Sandia nuclear weapons component organizations, the Sandia science & technology community, system analysis and strategic partnering groups, the Kansas City Plant National Security Campus (NSC), and many others. With its sister group in Sandia/NM, this department is responsible for the leading the overall direction of Sandia advanced and exploratory engineering efforts as it pertains to our future nuclear weapon deterrence.

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: 683378



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Posted: 2022-06-27 Expires: 2022-09-04

 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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