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

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688461

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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:

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging problems for the nation's security? Do you thrive in a high performing team atmosphere? If so, you could be the highly motivated R&D, Electrical Engineer we seek.

The Advanced Fuzing Technology department (7627) has a broad portfolio that involves contributions to both Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence mission and various Strategic Partnership Programs supporting work across the U.S. government. We are on the forefront of research and development activities in the DoD and DOE fuzing communities. To this end, we seek to fill a position in our technical staff for designing, developing, testing, qualifying, and monitoring products and technologies associated with fuzing and firing subsystems.

We provide opportunities for leadership, travel, training, and collaboration across the laboratory.

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

  • Design, develop, and provide ownership for electrical designs.

  • Coordinate with system customers, production agencies, and other stakeholders to support design, testing, development, qualification, and production activities.

  • Analyze performance against requirements, build prototypes, and refine designs.

  • Perform modeling and simulation of design performance.

  • Utilize tools and software to perform configuration management.

  • Guide and direct fundamental research associated with fuzing systems and report to industry partners, DoD stakeholders, and various funding organizations.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s minimum) in Electrical Engineering or relevant subject area; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability as determined by the hiring manager

  • At least 5 years of experience designing and/or delivering electrical circuits – for example analog design, FPGA- or microcontroller-based digital design, printed circuit board design, and/or power/high-voltage design

  • Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to provide an overview briefing of an example that illustrates their design experience

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Work with high voltage electronics.

  • Strong background in analog circuit design

  • Ability to propose new work, draft proposals, and sell ideas

  • Proven experience working in Nuclear Deterrence and/or DoD weapons programs

  • Strong background in at least one of the following areas:

  • DC-DC converter design

  • embedded software development (FPGA’s, microcontrollers, etc.)

  • electromagnetics

  • Ability to work on cross-organizational/multidisciplinary teams

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask with contending priorities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a teaming environment

  • Active DOE Q clearance

About Our Team:

The Firing & Embedded Systems group 07620 is a recognized leader in realizing safe, secure, and reliable products. We research, design, develop, and deliver highly reliable, trusted systems and high consequence hardware and software products to serve our National Security customers today, tomorrow, and always. Our technical backgrounds are diverse. Some of us have spent years focusing on the fine details of particular technologies and are recognized as nation-level experts. Some of us are generalists and support multiple projects, keeping things connected and developing new skills. Our teams are comprised of specialists and generalists working together, and it is easy to shift between projects and technical roles over time. If this environment sounds appealing, we'd like to meet you.

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: 688461

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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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