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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Electrical 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.


We are seeking a R&D S&E, Electrical Engineering with an interest and experience in hardware and software integration to join an agile team of engineers responsible for collecting and analyzing data needed to inform aircraft compatibility assessments.

The selectee will be responsbile for integrating hardware and software to build up aircraft simulators capable to replicating the aircraft-to-store interface and for future of sustainment of existing simulators. The selectee will also be responsible for developing and sustaining analysis tools that enable greater efficiency in analyzing data.

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

  • Serve as a hardware/software integrator to design and develop aircraft simulators
  • Develop data analysis tools to facilitate and bring added efficiency to data analysis products
  • Particiapte in on-aircraft testing activities in the field

Occasional domestic travel required and potential foreign travel may be required.


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering with emphasis in software development, plus (2) years of relevant experience
  • Experience with hardware and software integration
  • Experience with object oriented programming language(s) such as C++, C#, or Java
  • In-depth experience with Matlab
  • Expertise with multi-threads programs
  • Experience with Gitlab
  • Experience with hardware/software integration
  • An active and current DOE Q-level security clearance


  • Experience with Visual Studio and/or Windows .NET framework
  • Experience working test programs with US Air Force

Department Description:

The Aircraft Compatibility organization's role is critical to maintaining the viability, technical confidence and operational readiness of the US nuclear weapons stockpile. The Aircraft Compatibility team establishes and maintains compatibility of nuclear weapons with their delivery platforms, enabling weapon reliability calculations. This team works with military engineering and operational organizations, aircraft contractors, and Sandia's weapon systems departments in the design and certification of the aircraft/weapon interface. Members oversee the laboratory and flight testing of their assigned weapon systems to include evaluating data, investigating anomalies and reporting results. Personnel use a variety of engineering tools that represent electrical and functional characteristics of a war reserve weapon. The project is a continuing process of certification and recertification of aircraft nuclear weapon system compatibility.

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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*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.