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Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Integration Engineer (Experienced) 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.


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Would you like to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security? If so, we highly encourage you to explore this new opportunity within Sandia’s Reentry Controllers Department.

Organization 05355, Reentry Controllers Department, is seeking a motivated R&D Electrical Engineer to join a high performing technical team in the design, development, testing, qualification, and delivery of missile interface controller modules (MICMs). These components meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, and meet difficult survivability requirements. The selected candidate will be an integral member of the technical team, working closely with the component/support organizations, system customers, and production agency counterparts.

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

  • Work with a tightly coordinated team to support W88 MICM production activities

  • Test digital and analog circuits to verify product functionality against requirements

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

  • Coordinate and execute qualification test planning, analysis, and documentation of test results

  • Directly work with the production agency partner to support production activities

  • Team with W88 Systems customers to support next assembly integration

  • Build your controller expertise to support the design and development of future controllers

  • Satisfy customer and partner needs by delivering on commitments and managing expectations


  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus 3 years related experience; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • Experience and/or education in the design, development, or qualification of electrical systems, components, circuits, and modules

  • Ability to travel as required to execute and support program requirements

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


Ideally, your background would include some of the following:

  • Experience with:

  • Nuclear Weapon Systems or Components SNL NW Product Realization Process

  • Working with a NW production agency and/or vendors

  • Conducting requirements verification and validation

  • Printed Circuit Board design and/or PCB analysis

  • Design, test, and simulation of digital or analog circuits

  • Environmental testing (thermal, shock, vibration, ESD, radiation, etc.)

  • A strong desire to apply SNL’s quality and reliability standards to electronic components

  • Proven experience creating or maintaining product qualification plans, developing tester specifications, and generating test plans

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, demonstrating initiative and leadership Strong technical writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to discover, understand, and clarify, options, and paths-forward

    Department Description:

    The Reentry Controllers Department, 05355, is responsible for the design, development, and support of current and future arming and fuzing subsystem controllers for the SLBM and ICBM legs of the nuclear weapons stockpile triad. The department is currently focused on the development of the MC5001 Missile Interface and Controller Module (MICM) for the W88 ALT 370, the MC5052 Missile Interface and Controller Module (MICM) for the Mk21 Arming and Fuzing Assembty (AFA), and the Mk4B W76-1/-2 Unique Identifier (UID). The department is also also responsible for coordinating, influencing, and managing the development, qualification, and production efforts for all three components. Crucial capabilities include controller design and analysis, radiation hardened electronics design, technology evaluation, subsystem design, test development, product realization, and qualification.

    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:*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.

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.