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Sandia National Laboratories Near Field Electromagnetics-Threat Intelligence (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Enabling Intelligence Advantage to Ensure Global Peace.

As a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Sandia National Laboratories is continually asked to help address the country’s most pressing national security needs. In the Threat Intelligence Center, the mission of the Information Operations Program is to assess, design, implement and influence the development of national security-related information systems and technologies in support of Defense and Intelligence customers and their national security missions. The Microelectronics Protection Technologies subprogram is a cross-disciplinary group that focuses principally on microelectronics and microsystems aspects of information systems including evaluations, vulnerability assessments, and technology protection. The work is based on taking a systems engineering approach to protecting critical technologies and information.

We are seeking an engineer or scientist with experimental experience or interest in near field electromagnetics. You will be responsible for experimental design for chip-scale analysis. You will analyze systems at the interface between hardware and software.

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

  • Understand and combine data derived from hardware and software experiments, simulations, and paper-based technical evaluations
  • Evaluate hardware implementations from the chip scale all the way up to large integrated systems
  • Develop a path of original research in electromagnetic sensing
  • Collaborate with experts across the Labs and at partner organizations
  • Communicate technical findings with government and commercial entities in a 1:1 setting or as part of a presentation in front of large audiences

Our team members enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We have opportunities for leadership (technical and personnel), travel (domestic and international), training (internal and external), continuing education (internal, external, and university-based), and extensive multi-disciplinary collaboration (internal, academic, industry, and government).


  • You possess a PhD in a related discipline; or master’s degree in a related discipline plus 3 years’ experience working in research or in a lab as an experimentalist
  • You can obtain/maintain a DOE Q security clearance and a DOE SCI security clearance, and have willingness to take a polygraph exam, if requested


Ideally, your background will also include:

  • Degree(s) in Electrical Engineering or Physical Science
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely (technical documentation writing samples may be requested)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines on a variety of activities
  • Willingness to learn and continually upgrade skills
  • Existing Department of Energy L or Q security clearance OR equivalent US government security clearance

Department Description:

The Microelectronics Protection Technologies program assesses, designs, and influences national-security related information systems and technologies by developing and applying tools to analyze complex information systems and technologies for vulnerabilities, and developing and transferring solutions to help protect the nation’s most critical systems. Its mission is to develop and apply tools to analyze information systems and technologies, with focus on microelectronics and microsystems, including vulnerability assessments and technology protection.

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 SCI access.

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance and SCI access. SCI access may require a polygraph examination.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.