1+ months

W80-1/W84 Electrical Systems Engineer (early/mid-career)

Livermore, CA 94550

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:

Why Join Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence programs? 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!

Systems Engineers in the W80-1/W84 Stockpile Systems Department will contribute to new projects and ongoing operations. This department conducts annual assessment activities to ensure that the systems continue to meet safety, security, and reliability requirements. Engineers will assist with day-to-day operations, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving with multidisciplinary teams across the Nuclear Security Enterprise; develop new assessment technology to deepen our understanding of safety and security performance; and interact closely with the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Defense to ensure that their needs are addressed.

On any given day you may be called to:

+ Specify and review activities involving electrical aspects of the systems, including flight testing, lab testing, and component testing

+ Support investigation and troubleshooting anomalies in multi-functional teams

+ Team with other design agencies to plan, execute and analyze data from advanced experiments

+ Provide technical review of procedures, process, and reports

+ Analyze system subsystem architectures

+ Develop detailed understanding of requirements and ensure maturation of requirements for specific systems aspects or components

+ Provide technical consultation on critical design elements

+ Integrate and test subassemblies

+ Plan and execute testing for environment and qualification

+ Derive, reconcile, and track requirements

+ Present at technical design reviews and programmatic meetings

+ Represent Sandia on multi-organization project teams

Qualifications We Require:

+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline plus 4 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

+ Academic or job experiences in areas such as: engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Ability to communicate technical and programmatic information effectively in oral and written forms

+ Ability to coordinate technical work performed in other internal and external organizations

+ Ability and desire to work in a collaborative team environment

About Our Team:

The W80-1/W84 Systems Engineering department is responsible for Stockpile Stewardship (sustainment, maintenance and logistics, and general management) for both the W80-1 and W84-0 nuclear warheads. In close collaboration with NNSA NA-122 and US Air Force customers, and Nuclear Security Enterprise, the Weapon System group extends the critical leg of the US Nuclear Deterrence through their Protected Period and eventual transitions with the Life Extension Program(s).

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: 682883



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-21 Expires: 2022-07-22

 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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