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R&D Electrical Engineer - Electrical Design Team (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688262

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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.

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.

Salary Range:

$101,400 - $201,400

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our dynamic team!

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

  • Collaborate with engineering clients to analyze / simulate electrical designs using HyperLynx software as well as tools contained with Siemen’s Xpedition tools suit,

  • Collaborate with engineers in schematic creation based on electrical requirements,

  • Plan and direct technical projects to implement tools and processes that enable the Electrical CAD (ECAD) / printed circuit board (PCB) department to further advance the engineering services provided at the labs.

  • Serve as a PCB layout subject matter expert,

  • Determine material selection and specification for PWB products,

  • Create designs for manufacturing specifications for PWB products,

  • Mentor and train junior staff, and

  • Interface between the ECAD department and clients to complete strategic initiatives.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite

Qualifications We Require:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant field plus 1 year of related experience; or a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant field plus 5 years of experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Understanding of Electrical CAD applications, PCB fabrication, and/or software systems

  • Ability to develop, document, and maintain engineering processes

  • Knowledge and experience in material selection and specification for PWB products

  • Knowledge and experience in design for manufacturing specifications for PWB products

  • Experience with Siemen’s Xpedition tool suite

  • Circuit design experience

  • Proven ability to deliver large and complex projects

  • Ability to determine training needs of a department and develop training material

  • Knowledge and understanding of the ND engineering systems and the NNSA product realization process

  • Demonstrated ability to team well with internal and external partners and customers.

  • Configuration management specific training and or application

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize and complete tasks in a high-pressure and/or ambiguous environment

  • Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, functions, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers

  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in an environment with dynamic conditions, competing priorities, and firm deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with a diverse set of technologies

  • Demonstrated competency to discover, understand and articulate constraints & develop options and paths-forward

About Our Team:

Electrical Design Department (2963) is responsible for providing knowledgeable and capable resources to develop and create ECAD product definition in support of our Nation’s security programs. We partner with engineering teams across the lab to produce innovative design solutions. We communicate design options and recommended approaches to product development teams, stakeholders, and manufacturing partners. The department’s unique capabilities include design capture and physical layout of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) for both analog and digital regimes, multi-chip modules using Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic Technology (LTCC), Flex and Rigid Flex Cables and PCBs; and interacting with vendors to procure quick turn prototype circuit boards. We provide a positive and inclusive work environment where staff can master new skills, deliver optimal value, and achieve their career goals.

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.

Job ID: 688262

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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

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Sandia is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need special assistance or accommodation, please send an email with your request to the Job Accommodation Specialist in (NM) . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.