Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Qualification Engineer (Experienced) in Livermore, California


We are seeking an experienced electronics, mechanical, or systems engineer to join a multidisciplinary team in designing and developing advanced electronic subsystems. The successful candidate will be responsible for the qualification program for these subsystems. The qualification program will encompass qualification to mechanical, electrical, and environmental requirements. The engineer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team whose task will be to map design requirements, create and implement the qualification program, work with our quality engineer to implement quality methods into the qualification program, evaluate prototypes, test subsystems, support full-up system integration testing, and document results.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in a STEM discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience related to the qualification of high reliability components to military-type requirements is required for this position. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree will be considered if they have a minimum of 7 years of experience in qualification of electronic components to high reliability standards.
  • The ability to create innovative solutions to difficult technical problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in team-oriented environment and work cooperatively with other internal organizations, as well as external production facilities and suppliers.
  • A DOE Q clearance or equivalent Top Secret DoD clearance is required.
  • Ability to travel, as some travel will be required.


  • Experience working with the Doors requirements tool
  • Experience with project planning tools such as MS Project or preferably Oracle P6
  • Previous work experience at Sandia or within the NNSA complex
  • Previous experience in security or use control subsystems
  • Project management skills

Department Description:

The Weapon Subsystems I department develops and supports advanced electronic and mechanical subsystems for use control, enhanced surveillance, material monitoring and other high consequence applications requiring exceptionally high confidence, quality and reliability. These projects enhance the safety and security of assets that are critical to US national security, including the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.

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*

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Security Clearance:

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

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

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