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Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Component Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Are you comfortable working in a dynamic and high performing team atmosphere and want to join the Interconnect Technologies Department? If so, you could be the highly motivated R&D Electrical Engineer we are seek. Your principal responsibility is the design, development, and qualification of complex cables and related interconnect components for high consequence applications.

On any given day you may be called on to:

  • Develop and implement electrical solutions to cable assembles and interconnect challenges in complex systems.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team of surveillance engineers, reliability statisticians, human factors, quality engineers, system engineers and material scientists.
  • Design and build electrical parameters for Cable Assemblies, interconnects, and electrical components to meet system level requirements and function through program life environments.
  • Develop and implement electrical acceptance criteria for cable assemblies and interconnects.
  • Team up with system engineers and system level key partners to establish electrical component level requirements.
  • Team with the Production Agencies and vendors to incorporate electrical defect prevention and incorporate electrical design principals for manufacturability.
  • Investigate, lead technologists in trouble shooting interconnects and their corresponding test equipment.
  • Provide electrical evaluation and technical analysis on large amounts of electrical test data.
  • Write technical reports, test plans and electrical test parameters for component level testing,
  • Provide sound electrical engineering principals on high reliability and high consequence cables assemblies and interconnects.


  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Master's in a STEM discipline; or 8 years relevant experience post Bachelors.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Component or subsystem design experience that includes electrical, electromechanical or mechanical design practices.


  • Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Strong desire to be involved in product design, development and evaluation.
  • Experience in the application of engineering principles, and manufacturing methods.
  • PRT Lead or product development experience.
  • Knowledge of the NWC drawing and Engineering Authorization system
  • Knowledge of NW drawing requirements (CDs, PSs, SSs, B-series drawings, etc.).
  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Department Description:

The Interconnects Department designs, develops tests and qualifies cable assemblies (high voltage, RF, flat-flex, multi-wire, and fiber optic), junction boxes and adaptor assemblies.

The department further designs, fabricates, and deploys equipment and testers for our products as such systems are not available through private industries. Our in-house designed equipment is in use at Sandia, the National Security Campus (NSC), as well as selected vendor sites for the development and qualification of War Reserve and other high-reliability components.

We use the Realize Product Subsystem (RPSS) to realize Mark Quality product that covers the complete product realization cycle of requirements, design, development, specification, qualification, procurement, delivery and stockpile support through our partners at the NSC.

We employ defect-prevention strategies to gain an understanding of design margin during the development cycle. The department's capabilities include the ability to address multiple challenging requirements related to meeting high reliability numbers over extremely long life, radiation tolerance, nuclear safety requirements, and size & weight restrictions.

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) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.