16 days old

R&D, Electronics Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to work as an R&D, Electronics/Electrical Engineer. You will participate in our efforts to develop solutions for electrical and electromechanical systems in extreme, harsh, high-temperature environments. Join our diverse, energetic team of expert scientists and engineers and help develop state of the art technology. You will have the opportunity to contribute to and lead R&D activities that directly benefit the nation's security. Grow your network with leading researchers from multiple fields, expand your publication history, explore internal and external funding opportunities that can lead to further career development. Experience what it is like to work at the largest national laboratory in the United States.

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

+ Develop cutting edge, experimental high-temperature electronic and electromechanical systems for drilling, logging and monitoring.
+ Test design, evaluation and publication of high temperature electronic component performance (data processing devices, ultracapacitors, passive components, experimental devices).
+ Develop high-speed, high temperature data transfer methods (hardware, firmware, software).
+ Perform full suite engineering development including conceptual idea generation, design, fabrication, implementation, field testing, and performance analysis of electronic and electromechanical systems.
+ Participate in new research areas using state of the art technology, interact closely with customers, and be afforded the opportunity to develop, grow and lead projects of national importance.


+ PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM field;
+ Experience with programming and using microcontrollers, and/or digital signal processors, and/or Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs);
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


+ Strong debugging/problem-solving skills and ability to learn new skills and be creative as projects require;
+ Experience in board level analog and digital circuit design, fabrication, troubleshooting, and testing of electrical and/or electromechanical systems;
+ Demonstrated ability to independently determine and develop innovative approaches to solutions to a diverse range of problems;
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing;
+ Strong drive to analyze data and publish in peer-reviewed journals;
+ Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills with the ability to perform in a high functioning environment;
+ Software development using one or more languages such as assembly, C, LabView, MatLab, Python, etc.;
+ Familiarity with one or more electrical design/layout software packages such as OrCAD, EagleCAD, Synplicity, PSpice, etc.

Department Description:

The Geothermal Research Department is an organization that delivers unique solutions for customers who require components and systems capable of operating in harsh and often high-temperature environments. The historical mission of the department was to address technology needs related to the development of geothermal energy (a baseload renewable energy resource); in particular accessing, monitoring and engineering of geothermal resources in subsurface geologic environments. This mission continues, but the capabilities of the organization have also been leveraged to address other issues of national importance. Current activities are broad in scope and require the efforts of multidisciplinary technical teams with expertise in mechanical engineering, drilling technologies, electronics, geosciences, materials, sensors, and explosives/propellants.Examples of areas being addressed by the department include:-Improving the performance of drilling technologies in hard-rock environments.-Development of high-temperature electronic and electromechanical systems for drilling, logging and monitoring.-Environmentally friendly reservoir simulation technology development.Our customer base spans a wide variety of governmental and private sponsors, and we work closely with the geothermal power industry, oil & gas developers, service companies, other national laboratories and academia. In addition, the department maintains and continually updates a wide variety of unique testing capabilities for evaluation of technologies in simulated downhole environments.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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.

EEO Statement:

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-09-01 Expires: 2020-10-01

 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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