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R&D, Test Systems Electrical Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

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.


We are seeking a highly motivated R&D S&E Electrical Engineer to support existing controls, test and measurement projects, software projects, and lead new projects. We have a growing business designing and developing control, test and measurement systems and other software projects both for 2660 and other organizations in and out of Sandia. We do this by providing robust and cost-effective solutions for our customers by applying system engineering principles, hardware/software engineering standard methodologies at the level of rigor the project requires.

Our team is highly proficient and multidisciplinary with skills in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering.

On any given day you may be called on to:

+ Engineer and deliver technology solutions across the entire spectrum of mission data (producers, consumers, transport, and analysis). These solutions are a mix of hardware and software. Hardware design challenges range from microcontrollers to high performance computing networks. Software design challenges range from binary microcode to high-level application and system solutions. Also, in the design mix is FPGA firmware development in VHDL or Verilog and signal processing of images and sensor data.
+ Deliver systems to the customer base accompanied with a qualification and testing pedigree that provides assurance the system will function in the intended environment for the purpose of the mission.
+ Propose and participate in internal research and development efforts.
+ Gain experience in embedded hardware and software design, signal processing algorithm development for NW and Radar instrumentation, Missile Defense control systems, network security, pattern recognition and data analytics for sensors, and work with systems on a chip.


+ Bachelor's and Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM field plus 1 year of relevant experience;

- or Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM field plus 5 years relevant experience
+ Proven experience with hardware and software automated test equipment
+ Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-clearance


+ Experience in board-level and/or component level circuit design, RF and Optical communication system design, image processing and data analysis
+ Expertise in designing digital and/or analog circuitry including sensors in a variety of technologies (FPGA, Mixed Signal, ASIC) in a variety of design environments (Model-Based Design, VHDL, Verilog, schematic, physical layout/semiconductors).
+ Experience in developing telemetry and trusted systems including data recorders and fire sets
+ Experience with modeling, design, and analysis tools. Examples include Simulink, Matlab, PSpice, OrCad, Mentor Graphics, Altium, Labview, and others.
+ Ability to test and debug hardware and software systems with the archival of test/debug evidence
+ Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead through others
+ Understanding of systems engineering and design quality processes. Examples include AS9100, ANSI/EIA-632, and other industry standards
+ Ability to work across a wide variety of engineering and science subject areas to integrate lower level designs and delivered subsystems into a complete system across hardware, software, mechanical, aerospace, and other domains or fields.
+ Familiarity with hardware and/or software requirements generation for verification, validation and qualification.
+ Ability to develop systems in compliance with industry standards and requirements such as ISO9000, IPC, and others.
+ Willingness to become proficient in LabView
+ Active DOE Q-clearance

Department Description:

he Weapons Design and Assurance Center (7600) is a multi-discipline, product-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other high-consequence national security applications. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space-flight and airborne payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, telemetry and software systems, and data science and analytics. The Center is divided into four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering.

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: 2021-02-11 Expires: 2021-03-13

 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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