Sandia National Laboratories Electronics Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking an experienced Electronics Technologist to perform a variety of duties in support of technical activities in such areas as instrumentation, electronics, electrical inspection, testing, or engineering data collection.

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

  • Assemble, test, solder, and perform electrical inspection;
  • Analyze results and implement procedures for problems;
  • Develop test specifications and procedures;
  • Analyze designs and recommend solutions to technical problems.


  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of relevant technical experience;
  • Proven experience in digital and analog hardware design or build and fabrication;
  • Proven experience with RF and general test, and measurement;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a required US DOE Q Clearance and advanced accesses, which may require a polygraph test.


  • Associate's degree or higher in Information Systems, Electronic Engineering Technology or similar;
  • Advanced training in electronics assembly, soldering, and electrical inspection;
  • Experience in communications or telemetry systems and commercial transceivers;
  • Experience with microcontrollers and embedded software;
  • Background in networked systems, protocol stacks, and designing and implementing complex algorithms for routing protocols within low resource electronics;
  • Background in schematic capture and layout;
  • Background in working with diverse production teams and fabrication concepts;
  • Ability to work with internal and external teams and customers;
  • Ability to define and scope challenging requirements for fast-paced projects;
  • Experience designing miniaturized and/or low-power electronics based on COTS components;
  • Experience designing for low signal-to-noise requirements;
  • Knowledge of both DoD and OGA communities;
  • Active DOE Q Clearance with advanced accesses.

Department Description:

Organization 5337, The Trusted & Secure Systems department focuses on the development of secure and aware command, control, and communications functions for terrestrial, airborne, and space based systems that are critical for national security applications. Representative system components include those necessary for protection of high value assets, various point-to-point, static and dynamic C2 architectures, and situational analyses requiring compact operating systems and processing. The development and integration of resilience, confidentiality, integrity, and availability is necessary for high reliability systems critical for national security missions.

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 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

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.

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