Sandia National Laboratories Sr. RF Systems Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are seeking an innovative Radio Frequency (RF) Systems Engineer to build and lead teams developing next-generation, multi-mission RF systems for the Global Security Remote Sensing (GSRS) business area. Your background and capability in building relationships will be essential in this role.

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

  • Lead the creation of advanced RF system concepts and operational pathfinders that address national security challenges.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams to:

  • refine and validate conceptual designs and develop mission-traceable requirements using model-based systems engineering (MBSE).

  • develop physics-based models that represent conceptual RF systems within customer-accredited modeling and assessment frameworks and design reference missions.
  • Develop presentations, simulations, white papers and proposals for internal and external customers.
  • Represent Sandia's excellence by presenting technical results to the national security community.

Required:

  • You will have an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) with 5 years’ experience in Physics or an Engineering Discipline pertinent to developing remote sensing platforms and sensor payloads.
  • Your experience will include modeling sensor systems and phenomenology using Matlab or Simulink.
  • You can obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance with SCI, which may require a polygraph examination.

Desired:

Your background should also include:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Aerospace Engineering.
  • Background with satellite systems engineering.
  • Experience in optical or RF satellite communications (SATCOM).
  • Expertise in remote sensing systems or phenomenology.
  • Experience with satellite ground systems, data centers, or operations centers.
  • Experience designing complex systems using Simulink and Stateflow.
  • Experience with Electronic Warfare countermeasures and tactics.
  • Validated capability to develop and present ideas and results in oral, written and graphical forms.
  • Confirmed ability to work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Current TS/SCI.

Department Description:

The Intelligent Sensing Systems team specializes in the development of remote sensing, communications, and targeting solutions in support of a diverse suite of critical national security missions.

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 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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a SCI security clearance.

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in 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, disability, or veteran status.