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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Electronics 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.


Are you interested in joining a highly collaborative and adaptive team?

We are seeking an experienced R&D S&E, Electronics Engineer to design, develop and support the electronic subsystems that manage the Permissive Action Link for the nation's nuclear deterrent!

Your daily roles and responsibilities will involve:

  • Playing a key role in development, maturation, and deployment of advanced technologies for next-generation weapon systems and support equipment

  • Coordinating with a group of electrical and mechanical engineers in the design and qualification of electrical components and making technical decisions on the direction of the designs

  • Some travel is required for this position


  • Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering or relevant field plus five, or more, years’ experience

  • Ability to acquire a DOE Q level security clearance


  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Analog and digital circuit board design

  • Experience designing embedded systems

  • Electronic component and circuit testing and qualification experience

  • FPGA programming skills

  • Design for manufacturing experience

  • Experience with Nuclear Weapon and/or Use Control design

  • Familiarity with COMSEC and Controlled Cryptographic Information

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

    Department Description:

The Surety Electronics Department utilizes current and advanced electronic hardware approaches, tools, and techniques in developing information assurance subsystems for Nuclear Weapons. These responsibilities span research, design, development, production liaison, and existing product evaluation for Use Control Applications. Staff in this department develop custom electronic technologies in support of the DOE/DoD Use Control community and specialize in real-time embedded electronic design solutions with emphasis on security and reliability. The department also has a key role in the development, maturation, and deployment of advanced technologies for next-generation weapon systems and information assurance products.

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.

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.