Sandia National Laboratories R&D Microwave & Sensor Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking creative individuals for Microwave and Sensor Engineer positions for the Directed Energy Enterprise team with a focus on compact Pulsed Power development and/or High Power Electromagnetic (HPEM) systems. The department delivers full HPEM system capabilities and knowledge of RF systems, HPEM sources, Pulsed Power, power modulators and/or antenna design or modeling of such systems as required. This is a fast paced, cutting edge design and research job. You will be responsible for designing and performing experiments, modeling, analyzing data, preparing proposals, working with multi-disciplinary teams, and describing the research to customers and others. You will work in a fully-furnished, state-of-the-art high-speed electronics, pulsed power/ high voltage, and HPEM laboratory.
This job posting is primarily focused on RF and EM skills and those individuals will be given priority. We will, however, consider you with skills/experience/graduate work in any of the following areas: Marx generators, pulse forming lines, high voltage switching (gas, solid state, liquid, electrical trigger, laser trigger), high power electromagnetic systems, RF design, RF sources, Pulsed Power or RF modeling, advanced materials, or other related technologies.
- Requires a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a relevant STEM discipline plus two or more years’ experience, or a doctorate in a relevant STEM discipline; a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline plus four years’ experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
- You will have experience in presenting scientific results through publications and through conferences.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.
- You should have some experience with some subset of the following tools: electrostatic codes, circuit codes, Mathcad/MATLAB, LabVIEW, HFSS, FEKO, PSpice, SolidWorks or other design tools.
- Experience with analog and digital circuit design for controls.
- FPGA programming experience.
- Knowledge of the current state of the art in HPEM directed energy is desired.
- Team building and program management skills would be a plus.
- You should be a self-starter able to adapt to a fast-paced, DoD customer-focused operation with emphasis on meeting landmarks.
- You have demonstrated experience in effectively working in a team environment.
- You have good documentation skills (for assistance in record keeping, documentation, and ES&H compliance) and attention to detail.
The Directed Energy Missions Department (05443) is part of the Directed Energy Enterprise. Areas of interest for this enterprise include high-power electromagnetic systems, compact pulsed power systems, radio frequency sources and antennas, electronic effects phenomena, photoconductive semiconductor switches, compact tunable laser sources, laser-induced plasmas, and laser imaging and diagnostics. 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.
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.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national original, disability, or veteran status.