27 days old
2018-05-222018-06-21

R&D RF Design Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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The RF Advanced Engagement Systems department is seeking a highly\-motivated RF engineer with system level communications and digital signal processing experience to participate in the research, development, analysis, and testing of advanced RF systems for important National Security applications\. Travel for technical interactions, supplier/partner visits, field testing occasionally\.



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



+ Research, develop, analyze and/or field test advanced RF/Microwave/Radar/Communications systems for important National Security applications

+ Participate on highly motivated and effective multidisciplinary development teams

+ Engage with customers, stakeholders, and colleagues to develop technical solutions to difficult and sometimes ambiguous requirements and/or objectives



Required:



+ Bachelor's in a relevant science, technology, engineering, or mathematics \(STEM\) field; AND a Master's or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering;

+ Two or more years experience in RF systems and/or communications engineering;

+ Educational background or relevant experience in at least three of the following areas:



- RF/Microwave/Analog circuit design

- RF Communications Systems

- RADAR

- Signal Processing

- Embedded Systems \(Hardware/Software\)

- Analytical/Computational Electromagnetics/EM modeling and simulation

- Antenna design and measurement

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph\.



Desired:



+ Ability to conduct communications link modeling and analyses;

+ Ability to modulate/demodulate communications signals to/from in\-phase & quadrature \(I&Q\) samples;

+ Ability to model and understand communications protocols for use in mobile ad hoc networks \(MANets\);

+ Experience in designing and/or assessing secure MANets for given implementations;

+ Plan, execute, and document verification and test activities of agreed to requirements and/or objectives;

+ Possess the basic knowledge for emitter geolocation using cooperative signals in I&Q sample space;

+ Laboratory skills and knowledge of RF\-related test equipment;

+ Familiarity with antenna/array measurement techniques on compact and/or near\-field ranges, and experience in the use of RF/microwave test equipment for radiation pattern and mutual coupling characterization;

+ Demonstrated field test experience;

+ Experience with commercial RF/microwave circuit simulation and antenna design tools such as HFSS, ADS, CST, Momentum, Genesys, FEKO, IE3D, etc\.;

+ Experience or familiarity with the following software packages: Python, C/C\+\+, GNU Radio, and Matlab/Simulink or equivalent is desirable;

+ Knowledge of system and circuit EDA tools;

+ Knowledge of high\-level programming language\(s\);

+ Embedded software and firmware familiarity;

+ Knowledge of RF Communications, RADAR, and/or EW systems and principles\.

+ Hardware level signal processing experience \(FPGA, DSP, or GPU\);

+ Firmware implementation of signal processing algorithms on FPGAs or DSPs;

+ Active DOE Q clearance;

+ Active SCI clearance\.



Department Description:



5330 provides unique high\-performance products and expertise for national security applications that typically involve harsh operational environments\. We provide integrated engineering systems solutions ranging from research through prototype development to high\-reliability fielded products\. We proactively develop technologies and maintain capabilities in anticipation of customer needs\.



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:



Position requires a SCI security clearance\.



Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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