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Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Engineer, Design/Testing (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


Department 05358, Inertial Integration and Qualification, is seeking a motivated early to mid-career Electrical Engineer to join a high performing technical team in the development, testing, integration, qualification, and production support of analog and digital electronics for inertial components associated with the nuclear weapons (NW) stockpile. These components meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, and meet stringent survivability requirements. As the selected candidate, you will be an integral member of the technical team and will support technical and programmatic efforts to realize NW components by working closely with the component/support organizations, system customers, and production agency counterparts.

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

  • Work with internal and external customers to develop requirements, test and qualify analog and digital electronics and inertial sensors for next generation nuclear weapon systems.

  • Develop and/or execute electrical functional testing, acceptance and tester operations

  • Troubleshoot electrical anomolies found during development and production testing.

  • Plan and coordinate qualification tests and document the results

  • Travel as required to execute and support program requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline plus (5) years of related experience or equivalent.

  • Experience or education in analog circuit design such as amplifiers, filters, modulators, demodulators

  • Related experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development..

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • A working knowledge of control theory and control loops

  • Experience with DC/DC converters

  • Grounding & transmission line theory and practice

  • Ability to use SPICE for circuit simulation

  • Familiarity with using single board microprocessors in test systems

  • PLD/FPGA programming experience

  • Experience with analog to digital and digital to analog converter applications

  • Previous Nuclear Weapon System or Component Experience

  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance or Department of Defense Top Secret Clearance

    Department Description:

The Inertial Integration and Qualification Department is responsible for design, development, and support of the MC5002 / MC5002A Path Length Module as part of the common fuze effort for the Mk5 W88 Alt 370 AF&F and Mk21 AFA for the SLBM and ICBM legs of the nuclear weapons stockpile triad. The department is also responsible for stockpile surveillance and management of the legacy Mk5/W88 MC3813 Force Balanced Integrating Accelerometer as well as development and integration of inertial components to support the next generation of nuclear weapon systems. Essential capabilities include technology evaluation, subsystem design and qualification, test system development, product realization and stockpile management.

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*

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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.