Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Microwave & Sensor Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Advanced Engagement Systems (5334) department is seeking a highly motivated, mission-driven, and hardworking Electrical Engineer with software defined radio and digital communications experience. Your primary focus will be to support the development of specialized RF communications systems for national security applications. This position does require occasional travel within the Continental U.S. for field testing. Projects within 5334 range from quick reaction requests in response to real-world driven needs to longer term efforts with rigorous development requirements. You will become a member of a multi-discipline, success oriented, and high-performance team.
The successful candidate:
- will support a high-paced development team of RF hardware and software defined radio (SDR) engineers to deliver cutting-edge active and passive RF capabilities to IC and other partners
- will need to adapt to changing requirements and shift between priorities sometimes with little notice to meet customer expectations
- will have to be self-driven, needing little direction to contribute to long-term and short-term program objectives
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Develop SDR communications architecture for custom or COTS RF assemblies
- Support SW development for SDR components and subsystems within a complex and resource limited system
- Document build processes, test plans, and test results
- Analyze and test associated RF designs in harsh real-world environments
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline plus 2 years’ experience
- 2 or more years of SDR experience
- Experience with GNU Radio, X-Midas, or similar signal processing toolset
- Experience programming (C++/Python)
- Familiarity with RF test instrumentation
- Familiarity with RF communication systems and technologies
- Familiarity with implementing communications related DSP algorithms
- The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance, with the possibility of obtaining an SCI clearance that may require a polygraph.
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:
- Experience with SW release, versioning control, and configuration management.
- Networking experience (e.g., VLANs, TACLANEs).
- Familiarity with event-driven systems.
- Familiarity with embedded development.
- Familiarity with design of advanced RF systems and components.
- Active DOE Q or DoD TS security clearance.
- Active SCI with a polygraph test.
The RF & Electronic Systems (5300) center provides strategic RF capabilities to a wide variety of nuclear weapons, space, intelligence, and military programs. The Advanced RF Systems (5330) group supports the Nation’s technology superiority strategies by delivering capabilities for RF & spectral dominance, highly-reliable communications, and novel advancements for future technologies. 5330 is comprised of a dynamic set of departments that cross-team to provide integrated RF and electronic systems solutions ranging from prototype development to high-rigger fielded products. The Advanced Engagement Systems (5334) department creates RF focused technical solutions with three main thrust areas: Intelligent Radio Frequency (RF) Security & Electronic Warfare, Special Communications, and Unique Situational Awareness.
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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
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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 L-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.
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