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

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691349

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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:

Passionate about electrical engineering and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team and apply your technical skills towards challenges with impact to national security!

We are seeking collaborative, motivated Electrical Engineers to join our development team. We have a growing business designing and developing innovative, state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions supporting programs at Sandia and other external organizations. Our products include telemetry and instrumentation systems, flight, space and satellite electronics, testers for nuclear weapons programs, remote sensing and verification systems, and other focus areas related to key national security challenges.

On any given day, you might:

  • Be responsible for designing digital processing hardware, software and systems.

  • Implement data/signal processing algorithms.

  • Develop and test prototype and flight hardware and software.

  • Qualify hardware, software, and procedures to ensure security and reliability of critical functionality.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in relevant STEM discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Equivalent experience in lieu of degrees must be engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.

  • 5 years or more years of experience in PCB design, firmware development or embedded software development that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Proficiency in Hardware development (Printed Circuit Board, Analog, Mixed Signal)

  • Proven ability to test and debug hardware and software systems

  • Experience in software tools such as Matlab or LabView

  • Proficiency in designing, implementing, and testing embedded software in flight systems

  • Proficiency in FPGA firmware development

  • Experience in software programming languages such as C, C++, Python, or Java

  • Experience in verification of digital processing algorithms via modeling and simulation

  • Proficiency in reading and writing a hardware descriptor language, such as VHDL, Verilog, or SystemVerilog

  • Oral and written communication skills, evidenced through technical publications and presentations

  • Experience with nuclear deterrence, satellite, or aerospace programs, or with mitigation of challenges faced by hardware/software systems in these applications

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team setting for a common purpose

  • Experience in software development processes such as Agile

Active DOD top-secret or DOE Q clearance

About Our Team:

The Weapons Design and Assurance Center 7600 is a multi-discipline, product-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other national security applications. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space-flight payloads and testing for high consequence military programs.

The Center is divided into three main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Systems, Fuze/Firing and Embedded Systems, and Telemetry and Software Systems. Our specific department, Flight & Instrumentation Systems (07665), specializes in:

  • Embedded software development for flight systems

  • Digital signal processing algorithm development including modeling and simulation

  • Customized firmware development for Field-

  • Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and System-on-Chip (SoC)-based systems targeting high-reliability applications

  • High-speed, high-bandwidth applications with extreme data rates (16+ Gbps)

  • Flight qualification, production, and information assurance processes to ensure system security and reliability

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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: 691349

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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

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