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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Electrical Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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.

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Organization 05497, Directed Energy Missions, is actively seeking a motivated and experienced R&D Electrical Engineer to join our team! As the selected candidate, this position primarily consists of crafting and delivering compact pulsed power systems which drive High Power Microwave (HPM) sources.

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

  • Design groundbreaking compact pulse power systems
  • Execute tests and direct test execution
  • Analyze and communicate test results (presentations and written reports) to stakeholders
  • Craft the future through advancing state of the art compact pulsed power and applications of the technology
  • Write project proposals and lead projects
  • Expand the department’s reach into new mission spaces
  • Deliver on commitments within budget and schedule
  • Maintain and grow relationships with new and existing customers, and participate in professional societies and conferences
  • Assist in other areas within the DE Enterprise

Required:

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or relevant STEM field, plus 1 year of related experience; or a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or relevant STEM field; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job
  • Experience with:

  • High voltage (100s of kV) pulsed power design

  • Circuit modeling
  • Testing and qualification of pulsed power designs
  • Data analysis
  • The ability to travel occasionally
  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Desired:

  • Experience with the following:

  • Collaborating with DoD organizations

  • Project management
  • Developing new capacitor and high voltage switch designs
  • Team building and program management skills
  • Knowledge of current groundbreaking advancement in directed energy
  • A self-starter able to adapt to a fast-paced, DoD customer-focused operation with emphasis on meeting deliverables
  • Proven ability to work in a team-focused environment
  • Strong documentation skills (for assistance in record keeping, documentation, and ES&H compliance) and attention to detail
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • An active DOE Q-level security clearance

Department Description:

The Directed Energy Missions Department (05497) is a high-performance, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to pushing the frontiers of technology. Our primary areas of interest include high-power electromagnetic systems, compact pulsed power systems, radio frequency sources, antennas, and electronic effects phenomena. We execute research and development to support mission execution of Directed Energy technologies and associated sources, sensors, and components. Work environments range from laboratory work in state-of-the-art facilities to field work at local and remote test sites. Work products range from studies and analyses to delivery of beyond-state-of-the-art hardware to support our customer base to move Directed Energy technologies to the war-fighter. This department works seamlessly with the Directed Energy Applications department (5498) and the Directed Energy Assessments department (5499). These three departments form a larger team called the Directed Energy Enterprise.

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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*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.

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