Sandia National Laboratories Electrical Engineer (Early Career) in Livermore, California
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.
We are seeking a driven R&D Electrical Engineer to join our diverse and growing engineering teams. Are you a sharp engineer who can handle a wide variety of roles and responsibilities in a collaborative work environment? Do you have a special interest in defense and national security? Are you energized by the thought of contributing towards multiple programs in a National R&D Laboratory? In this exciting and dynamic role, you may be performing a number of engineering functions, from crafting design concepts, to developing/testing actual prototypes, to guiding technology maturation efforts, and qualifying innovative fabrication and assembly techniques. You will be supporting engineering efforts across all phases of projects spanning from conceptual-design studies to full scale engineering. Along with fellow engineers, you will be engaging and collaborating regularly with personnel across multiple Sandia organizations, as well as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), production agencies throughout the NNSA nuclear security enterprise, and Department of Defense organizations.
After applying, you may be interviewed and/or hired by one of the several engineering focused departments at Sandia/CA, such as Telemetry Engineering and Weapon Subsystems groups.
On any given day, depending on your specialization and interests, your responsibilities may include a few or all of the following tasks:
Design of electronic Printed Wiring Boards and Printed Wiring Assemblies (PWA) including analog and digital circuit design and FPGA firmware development and implementation
Lab testing of electrical components, devices, subsystems and systems
Developing the architecture of higher level electronic subsystems and systems; integrations and testing of multiple PWAs into a subassembly
Preparing and implementing test planning, test execution, requirements derivation
Conducting environmental testing, qualification of development and production hardware
Participating in integration activities with other engineers and product realization teams
Providing technical consultancy on critical design elements
Presenting at technical design reviews
Representing Sandia on multi-organizational project teams
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or in a related discipline plus 2 years of related experience or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or in a related discipline, or equivalent: engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.
Demonstrated experience in design and test to include one or more of the following: analog and/or digital circuit design, RF system design, embedded system design, and electromagnetic radiation (EMR) effects on electronics.
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate with internal organizations and external production facilities and suppliers.
Ability to travel up to 25%.
Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance.
Experience working on engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects
Familiarity with development of specifications for components
Tools/Programs: C/C++, SPICE, LTSpice, MATLAB, LabVIEW, ModelSim, HDL, EAGLEPCB, Mentor Graphics, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum analyzers
Top-notch verbal and written skills, including the ability to develop and present briefings that are clear and compelling
Ability to thrive in a high-energy, collaborative, team focused environment
Experience working with DOE, NNSA, DOD or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
Currently holding an active security clearance; DOE Q or DOD TS
The various Components & Systems Engineering Departments are part of the Sandia/California Weapon Engineering Centers which are responsible for assuring the safety, reliability and security of U.S. nuclear weapons enabling the defense of our nation through our nuclear strategic deterrent. The departments are comprised of groups of dedicated and motivated engineers with advanced technical degrees, primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering.
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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.
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.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.