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Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Electrical Engineer (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.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about building high functioning, inter-disciplinary collaborative teams to achieve mission success? Are you passionate about maturing leading edge technologies to impact our mission? Do you want to join a dynamic organization that shoulders crucial responsibilities for our Nation’s security? If so, you may be the highly motivated engineer we are seeking! An opening exists for an electronics or electrical engineer with a desire to face the challenge of commercial electronic product engineering. The candidate will work with multiple teams in developing laboratory processes and electrical testing using commercially available testers to characterize commercial electronics devices for use in Sandia applications. The candidate will work with technicians who produce the raw measurement data to provide analytical summarization to Component Engineers and next level customers. On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Evaluate, develop and debug complex test methods including tests to be performed at remote locations.

  • Design hardware for testing, for example fixtures, load boards and bias boards .

  • Use tester platforms and lab instrumentation (oscilloscopes, DMMs, etc.) to verify performance of test programs.

  • Collaborate with design, failure analysis, component, and system engineers as well as maintenance and safety personnel.

  • Formulate and execute measurement assurance plans (MAPs) for Automated Test and Bench Equipment.

  • Analyze and summarize raw data for presentation to next level customers.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronics engineering plus 5 years of relevant experience, or equivalent:

  • experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job.

  • Experience with designing and assembling printed wiring boards for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices.

  • Experience with schematic capture and circuit board layout software for electronic board design

  • Electrical testing of electronics, such as COTS devices, using commercially available test equipment.

  • Experience analyzing and compiling data (JMP, Matlab, or Excel)

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master's degree in electrical or electronics engineering.

  • Experience with electronic components including selection, qualification, and testing.

  • LabView or other instrument control language skill.

  • Experience with modern programming languages, Python, VBA, other object-oriented languages

  • Experience with semiconductor testers such as the Teradyne Microflex, National Instruments STS

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate well in a diverse team of designers and test engineers.

  • Current DOE Q- clearance

About Our Team:

The Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department (7641) and the Hi-Rel Program and Integration Department (7642) are responsible for identification, characterization and qualification of commercial electronic components used in high reliability applications. The departments provide supplier and component information, hardware, test and reliability information, and surveillance of these components, to our system/subsystem design customers and to our Production Agency partners. Our core competency includes supply chain assurance, assessing component compatibility with manufacturing processes, and test process development to determine the suitability of commercial electronic components for high consequence products. We perform research to identify and assess new technologies.

Our departments are on the leading edge of the product realization process. We are responsible for ensuring thousands of electronics parts will meet stringent performance and reliability requirements. This requires the highest levels of understanding of:

  • How the parts will function within their intended circuits

  • Emerging technology capabilities and failure modes

  • Suppliers and their relevant risks (technical, security, delivery, etc.)

  • How to test a wide range of products

  • We invest in our people, our lab and test capability, and our Information Technology and project control tools.

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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:

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: 685126