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R&D Electrical Engineering - Focal Plane Array and Sensor Systems (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.

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:

Do you want to work on a system that will fly in space? We are seeking an expert electrical engineer/sensor engineer to develop innovative focal plane array/sensor systems for remote sensing solutions. You will join a team with a diverse set of backgrounds in engineering and science (e.g., electrical, mechanical, optics, physics, computer science), with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully research, design, test and characterize sensor systems for satellites and other remote sensing applications. Join our multi-disciplinary team to support the development of new spaceflight focal plane arrays and other R&D projects!

On any given day, you may be asked to:

+ Develop new ideas, concepts or proposals to address project or customer needs

+ Lead activities to develop, test, and characterize electronics or sensor systems for remote sensing applications

+ Perform hands-on technical work in labs to accomplish project objectives and verify systems meet requirements for space flight

+ Lead small groups of people or small projects to accomplish significant R&D or technical objectives

+ Model and simulate electronic, sensor or subsystem designs and performance

+ Design or develop sensor characterization or electronics test beds, use software tools to develop tests and analyze data (LabVIEW, Python, MATLAB or others)

+ Perform data analysis and interpretation, statistical error analysis, and information extraction. Formally document results and present results to the project, management, or customers

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

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related STEM field plus five (5) years' experience or a PhD in a related STEM field plus one year of experience

+ Experience with electrical engineering or sensor design, analysis, test or characterization

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Extensive experience with analog and digital circuit design, analysis, test and troubleshooting

+ Extensive experience in the development, implementation and testing of sensor systems, electro-optical sensors and sensor electronics

+ Experience with laboratory instrumentation and experimentation, including experimental design, instrument control, and data acquisition

+ Experience using LabVIEW, Python, MATLAB, or other software tools for data acquisition and analysis

+ Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating anomalies and alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to problems

+ Knowledge of space-based payload requirements, radiation hardening, mixed signal microelectronic fabrication, and sensor test equipment and characterization procedures

+ Experience writing proposals for new technical work and interacting with customers

+ Proven leadership abilities

+ Proven ability to work on ambitious dynamic projects in a collaborative environment as well as work independently with minimal supervision

+ A record of professional achievement through high-quality product developments, technical publications, presentations, and/or patents

+ Excellent interpersonal, written communication, and oral communication skills.

+ Active DOE L or Q security clearance

About Our Team:

We specialize in researching, developing, engineering, and realizing focal plane arrays and sensors for space and remote sensing systems that contribute to national security. Our competencies include integrated systems expertise, and engineering of electronic, focal plane array and sensor systems. We play a critical role in leading activities for the development of new and unique spaceflight sensors for national security applications.

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: 682691



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