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Intern - LabVIEW - R&D Undergraduate Summer

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691387

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

Organization 7588 is seeking a summer R&D Undergraduate Intern in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering program to join our dynamic team. You will be working with software engineers, electrical engineers and mechanical engineers supporting the nation’s nuclear deterrent. The initial assignment will be a supporting role for multiple software/hardware product realization teams, but the potential of increased responsibility exists as you build your understanding of the mission area and your skills in Electrical and Software Engineering. Our teams of engineers have a deep understanding of designing, building, and maintaining complex testers and are looking for a highly motivated and talented teammate.

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

  • Learn and assist in designing and building solutions to perform test execution, data logging/analysis, and report generation using LabVIEW.

  • Assist in the design and support of product acceptance testers. This work includes working in a laboratory environment designing electronic systems, characterizing instrumentation setups, and creating automated data collection systems.

  • Support software and electrical testing efforts.

  • Learn how to engineer hardware and software critical to our national security.

  • Perform data analysis and post-test processing using LabVIEW, MATLAB, or other available tools.

  • Deliver results and report findings to team members and project partners.

Qualifications We Require:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time in the spring term immediately preceding the internship (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program

  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer

  • U.S. citizenship

    Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain Q clearance Experience programming for National Instruments (NI) hardware, i.e. Test-Stand or LabVIEW

  • Experience with electrical and/or software testing

  • Knowledge and experience in software development methodologies and techniques

  • Ability to learn, understand, and maintain existing code

  • Ability to troubleshoot test system software, instrumentation, and interfaces

  • Ability to quickly learn new tools, approaches, and concepts and to understand and follow defined testing and engineering practices and standards

  • Experience working with custom-built test systems (design, fabrication, certification, troubleshooting)

  • Experience performing data analysis with MATLAB

  • Self-directed, organized, able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Interest in obtaining the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) certification

  • Interest in full-time employment with a nuclear deterrence software/hardware team after graduation

Posting Duration:

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.

About Our Team:

This team is responsible for enabling the acquisition of neutron generator performance data. Our vision is to "acquire hi-fidelity test data to enable high consequence decisions." Our mission is "delivering exemplary test solutions in the national interest." We define, design, build, and qualify automated test equipment used to support neutron generator S&T, development, production, shelf life, and surveillance testing. Continuously improving tester requirements, tester standardization, test fidelity, tester capability, and delivery times are some of our core values. We also provide on-going engineering support of the existing tester fleet.

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.


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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 691387

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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