Sandia National Laboratories R&D Electrical Engineer-Strategic Firing Subsystems (Entry/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department (02625) has an opening for a motivated Electrical Engineer to support the development, specification, and testing of electrical components within the department and to provide support to other programs within the Firing & Embedded Systems Group (2620). The tasks for this position include clarification of requirements, planning and procurement of hardware, test planning and execution, analysis of test/analysis data for design performance, design definition and documentation, and communication of program status and engineering data to customers and Sandia management. The successful candidate will be part of a tightly integrated team working to design, develop, qualify, and produce the W88 Firing Subsystem (FSS) to support Department of Energy and Department of Defense activities. This position offers the opportunity to learn and experience engineering across Sandia and the NNSA enterprise as well as taking part in the primary mission of the Lab. Successful candidate will be self-directed; customer-focused, and have strong teaming and analytical skills. It is expected that the engineer will increase their level of responsibility and ownership with experience. On any given day, you may be asked to:
- Support the developmet of functional and interface component requirements
- Update design definition and documentation
- Support the development, testing and evaluation of hardware to meet requirements
- Support integrated tester development for component and subsystems
- Work with production agency (Kansas City National Security Campus, KCNSC) counterparts to build hardware, characterize and if necessary, fix performance issues
- Provide technical leadership in identifying and managing technical risks
- Analyze system performance against requirements
- Assess, plan, and report progress relative to program plans
- Travel up to twice per month may be required.
- Bachelor’s in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or related discipline; or equivalent experience and/or achievements
- Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
- Bachelor's and advanced degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
- Experience in one or more of the following: high voltage pulse discharge design, high voltage power supply design, high voltage analog design, and board-level and/or component level circuit design;
- Experience in one or more of the following: data processing and analysis; signal processing; quality and design processes; and trusted systems;
- Familiarity with the following: flight hardware requirements and qualification; modeling and analysis tools; and electronics and software testing/debugging and data analysis;
- Ability to: meet milestones within cost, schedule, and performance; work across a wide variety of disciplines to integrate designs into a complete system (software, hardware, mechanical, packaging, etc.); working within projects that require adherence to formal engineering design standards, modeling and requirements; and work successfully in a team environment with various disciplines of engineers and scientists;
- Knowledge of the NNSA configuration management and engineering authorization (EA) system;
- Demonstrated ability to develop products within the Nuclear Weapon Realize Product Subsystem;
- Experience with Nuclear Weapons Mark Quality hardware;
- Experience in system engineering of large and complex systems;
- Experience with risk management;
- Demonstrated ability to work within teams that cross technical disciplines;
- Demonstrated effectiveness working in an environment with dynamic conditions, competing priorities, and firm deadlines;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
The Strategic Firing Subsystems Department 2625 has responsibilities for firing subsystems used on U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force nuclear weapon systems. These products are reliable, operate in extreme environments and have a high, performance consequence. The department has life-cycle product responsibility to design, develop, qualify, validate, produce, monitor, assess and dispose. We provide engineering support for our products including production, surveillance, special finding investigations, and improving our technical basis for understanding performance. Current work activities include support for the W88 ALT 370 program, support for the W87 program and advanced development activities. The staff is a highly competent multidisciplinary team with skills in systems engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical design, performance verification, and project management.
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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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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