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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Electrical Engineer - Tactical Forces (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team and solve significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!

We are seeking an engineer to join our department's systems development team, emphasizing fabrication and laboratory and field characterization of components, subsystems, and electro-optical systems. The individual will work with a group of technical staff, technologists, and students.

The candidate should have a history in electronic design including analog and digital circuitry and integrated systems, and laboratory/field test experience.

The team is tasked to deliver components and technology with wide-ranging applications to internal and government customers. A successful applicant will be comfortable operating in a team environment.


  • Master's or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Optics, Physics, or related field
  • Demonstrated design of analog/digital circuitry
  • Experience in electromagnetic and circuit simulations
  • Experience with design of digital signal processing code
  • Experience in testing and trouble-shooting at the board level
  • Active DOE clearance, or equivalent, and can obtain a Q clearance


  • Proven expertise and experience designing a wide variety of electronic and electro-optic systems
  • Experience with LIDAR/LADAR system development
  • Current DOE Q clearance

Department Description:

The SOF and EO/IR Systems Department performs research and development of imaging and sensing systems and other applications of optics and optical materials for national security applications. We exploit scientific advances and engineering technologies across a broad photonic spectrum (IR to UV) to enable advances in components and systems. We engage with technologically savvy users to mature technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. In addition, the department serves as the principal Sandia point of contact and as independent advisors for US Special Operations Forces.

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:

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.