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R&D S&E, Electrical Engineer- (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689921

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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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Salary Range:

$101,400 - $201,400

*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:

We are seeking a highly motivated R&D Electrical Engineer to serve as a Product Engineer on a fast-paced Hypersonics program. The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary team that is designing, developing, and sustaining advanced State of the Art Hypersonic Systems for National Security Programs.

Electrical Engineers/Product Engineers range from conceptual design, analysis, overseeing fabrication of hardware, defining qualification/testing plans, system integration, and field support, as well as project management. The successful candidate will partner with experts in their respective fields of Hypersonic Systems, Avionics, Inertial Sensors/Systems, Flight Safety Systems, SAR, Battery Systems, Navigation, Guidance & Control, and RF Systems, delivering solutions. Join our dynamic team to develop creative solutions to unique national security challenges!

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

  • Act as the primary point of contact between Sandia design teams and the Industry Production houses, working through NCR’s, change requests, and requests for information, as well as being an integral part of the design team

  • Assist Electrical System design and integration activities over multiple engineering fields, such as mechanical, electrical, requirements, quality, and assembly

  • Coordinate design trade studies

  • Provide technical guidance on architecture, critical designs, and lead engineering review boards

  • Collaborate with lead engineers across the laboratory

  • Coordinate with Chief Engineers, Test Engineers, and the Qualification Team to ensure qualifications activities provide evidence designs meet requirements

  • Coordinate system design reviews

  • Provide Technical guidance over the direction of future designs and aligning with center and industry Product Lifecycle Management tools

    Some travel is required for this position. Due to the nature of the work the candidate must be able to work onsite in Albuquerque, NM or Huntsville, AL.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a relevant STEM field, plus 5 years related experience.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience in the delivery of electronic system hardware designs

  • Experience in system testing and integration activities

  • Experience defining project scope definition, budget, and schedule

  • Proven Experience working with Multi-Discipline Engineering Teams, System Engineers, Project Management, and a demonstrated ability to drive to solutions

  • Experience with customer interactions both written & verbal via meetings and presentations

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work well as a part of a multidisciplinary project team to achieve project goals in a leadership position

  • Experience presenting technical reviews to peers/managers/customers

  • Experience with ECAD software such as Mentor Graphics Design Suite, Altium, OrCAD, or other ECAD tools for the purpose of creating electronics schematics, design layout, printed circuit board-level and/or component level circuit designs

  • Experience working with microprocessors, micro-controllers, or programmable logic devices

  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management Tools such as PDMLink, TeamForge, and ARAS

  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability

About Our Team:

The Product Transition Department, 05478, provides industry partner support for the Hypersonic Programs in the Strike Systems group within the Integrated Military Systems Program at Sandia. 05478 coordinates the development of Mechanical, Electrical, and Avionics flight technologies to be integrated and tested with industry partner support to provide flight solutions for missiles and hypersonic flight platforms. Typically, these systems support the DOD including Army, Navy, Air Force, and other Agencies. 05400 has successfully developed hypersonic systems for the nation and is extending our role on the national stage for both developmental and fieldable systems.

Our programs cover a broad spectrum of applications; from advanced aerodynamically controlled vehicles, maneuvering hypersonic kill vehicles, and ballistic missile systems. All the activities require the extensive use of commonly developed Sandia avionics as well as prototype next generation technology that has never been flown. Levering existing technologies and maturing the Hypersonics portfolio for national needs is a demanding task and is a key component of Exceptional Service in the National Interest. The department strives to provide leadership to the laboratory and the nation in the creative development, use, and application of Hypersonic flight platforms.

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: 689921

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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