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Sandia National Laboratories RD Electrical Engineer - W93/Mk7 Electrical Design Team (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

Salary Range:

$99,700 - $196,100

*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:

Ready to join a dynamic team that solves challenging technical problems for national security? Do you have a passion for design, development, integration, and testing? If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity to join our impactful team! The W93/Mk7 Systems Design Department is seeking a driven Electrical Engineer to be part of a highly motivated, mission-driven team who partners with systems and technology maturation counterparts to leverage and apply new designs, tools and concepts towards the W93/Mk7 program, while at the same time incorporating best known methods and lessons learned from previous modernization programs. The W93/Mk7 engineering positions require the ability to team and communicate effectively to meet team and program objectives. Throughout this lifecycle, we ensure the U.S. nuclear stockpile remains safe, secure, and reliable, and can fully support our nation’s deterrence policy while helping the laboratory to coordinate investments into research areas that will ensure the future viability and effectiveness of our nation’s nuclear deterrent.

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

  • Research past and present nuclear weapon systems to support design activities.

  • Lead development of system level design concepts and functional architecture incorporating requirements, nuclear safety, advanced concepts, and modularity.

  • Perform system/subsystem trade studies and technical evaluations, balancing performance, costs, risks, functionalities, and technology maturation thus influencing the down selection towards a new warhead design.

  • In partnership with Tech Mat counterparts, serve as the primary interface between systems and component/subsystem teams to drive successful design integration across all phases of the program and to ensure system requirements are documented and met.

  • Support the characterization and qualification of the W93/Mk7 design.

  • Interact with other laboratories, production sites, and component organizations to enable the design, integration, and manufacturability of the W93/Mk7 system (DoD, NNSA, LANL, LM Space, KCNSC, Pantex, AWE, Pantex).

  • Review and approve system, subsystem, or component level electrical drawings (e.g., CK, WD).

  • Review and approve simulation results with respect to functional requirements.

  • Create system/subsystem/component technical requirements, interface documents, and associated design definitions using program configuration management tools (PRIME, DOORS, PDMlink, MBSE) in coordination with the requirements team.

  • Coordinate and implement the modeling, analysis, and model-based engineering activities to meet system objectives.

  • Support problem solving and issue resolution to address interface challenges.

  • This position requires domestic travel, and potentially occasional international travel.

Due to the nature of this work the successful candidate must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field plus six years of experience or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field plus two years of experience.

  • Experience in electrical circuit design and modeling tools.

  • Experience with design and fabrication of printed circuit assemblies.

  • Knowledge of electro-static discharge (ESD) mitigation and protection.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and the ability and willingness to obtain additional security clearances as required (ex. Sigma 15) which may require a polygraph test.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience in digital integrated circuit design using a hardware description language, preferably VHDL or Verilog/SystemVerilog and familiarity with FPGAs is also a plus.

  • Experience in working with a team of engineers to create and document formal requirements, and to develop verification methodologies.

  • Experience using hardware emulation technology for verification acceleration and the system level verification of multiple digital ICs.

  • Embedded software development experience.

  • An active DOE Q clearance.

About Our Team:

The W93 Systems Design Department provides the design and technical maturation leadership for the W93/Mk7 system, using the engineering knowledge of our team members to realize a compliant and qualified system. We engage with our external design agency partners (LANL, LM Space, AWE), W93 System Integration Department (2449), and the many internal SNL customers to accomplish this monumental program objective which supports the future viability and effectiveness of our nation’s nuclear deterrent.

The W93 System Design Department partners closely with the Advanced and Exploratory Systems department which is engaged in multiple activities focused on building and demonstration of future capabilities, including those needed for W93, working with many external and internal customers and helping the laboratory to coordinate investments into research areas that will ensure the future viability and effectiveness of our nation’s nuclear deterrent.

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: 687037