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Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, 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 passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join and dynamic team that solves challenging issues for the nation's security? If so, you could be the highly motivated Electrical Engineer with experience in the Nuclear Deterrence program, and major component design that we seek. Our department has a portfolio that covers diverse opportunities across Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence mission and various Strategic Partnership Programs supporting work across the U.S. government. You will act in a liaison role between major component designers and the COTS component engineers, negotiating the optimal solution. We provide opportunities for leadership, travel, training, mentorship and collaboration across the laboratory.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Coordinate with major component designers, COTS component engineers, production agencies, and other key partners to support design, testing, development, qualification, and production activities.

  • Understand the trade space of hi-reliability commercial electronics in major component designs, provide recommendations

  • Analyze performance against requirements, understand options, offer solutions.

  • Support major component program reviews, provide technical content


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant STEM plus 5 or more years of experience, or equivalent combination of education/experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance


  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or a relevant STEM

  • Experience in analogue design

  • Nuclear weapons experience

  • Prior project management or leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate competing requirements to give the best system-level outcome

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to multitask with competing priorities

  • Current DOE Q Security Clearance

    Department Description:

    Department (7642) is responsible for coordinating and integrating high-reliability commercial electronics into Major Component designs. We liaison between the MC designers and the COTS Component Engineers, provide support to programs throughout the product life cycle, and provide IT solutions to enable project management support.

    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.

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.