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R&D S&E, Microwave & Sensor (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 689466

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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 an experienced RF or microwave systems and components engineer motivated by Sandia National Laboratory’s calling to “render an exceptional service in the national interest?” Integrated Telemetry Systems is seeking a highly motivated RF engineer to design, build, and test RF telemetry transmitters. You will work in a RF laboratory supporting programs exclusive to the nation’s premier engineering laboratory.

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

  • Design, build, test, and troubleshoot RF power amplifiers

  • Design and/or build test equipment to validate hardware performance

  • Simulate RF data link performance over a given 6DOF flight path

  • Support environmental acceptance and qualification testing of flight hardware

  • Coordinate with a team of technologists to build and test hardware

  • Develop and present proposals to customers for both telemetry and flight termination system applications

  • Coordinate with teams both across the Labs and external to Sandia

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or relevant STEM field) plus 8 or more years’ of experience working in the RF field.

  • OR MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or relevant STEM field) plus 2 or more years’ of experience working in the RF field.

  • OR PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering (or relevant STEM field).

  • Experience working with the following equipment:

  • Network Analyzer

  • Spectrum Analyzer

  • Oscilloscope

  • DC Power Supply

  • Power Meter

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience design, building, and testing RF power amplifiers

  • Experience performing link-margin analysis

  • PCB schematic design and board layout prototyping experience

  • Experience working in an ESD environment

  • Experience working under FOD control

  • Experience soldering and populating PCBs

  • Experience in environmental qualification and acceptance testing of flight hardware

  • High speed digital design experience

  • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) design experience

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 four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering.

Our specific department, Integrated Telemetry Systems (07667), specializes in:

  • Telemetry transmitter development for both NW and SPP customers

  • Flight Termination Systems for Hypersonics

  • Targets and Countermeasures Electronics in support of missile defense

  • Rapid prototype to flight qualification, acceptance, and fielding

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: 689466

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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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