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Electrical Systems Engineer (Experienced)

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 689417

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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:

$116,600 - $229,500 *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:

Join us in our critical mission to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our nation's nuclear deterrent!

Experienced R&D systems engineers with an electrical engineering background will find many opportunities in our B83 Stockpile Systems Department.

Systems Engineers in this department contribute to new and ongoing operations. This group conducts annual assessment activities to assure that the systems continue to meet safety, security, and reliability requirements. Engineers will assist with day-to-day operations, trouble-shooting, and problem-solving with multidisciplinary teams across the Nuclear Security Enterprise; develop new assessment technology to deepen our understanding of safety and security performance; and interact closely with the National Nuclear Security Administration and other government agencies to ensure that their needs are addressed.

Systems Engineers in the B83 Department:

  • Specify and review activities that involve electrical aspects of the systems, including flight testing, lab testing, and component testing

  • Oversee, coordinate, and direct system level activities to obtain technical evidence for systems assessments

  • Support investigation and troubleshooting anomalies in cross-functional teams

  • Team with other design agencies to plan, execute, and analyze data from advanced experiments

  • Collaborate with production agencies and test laboratories to assess component and system performance

  • Identify and analyze potential technical and programmatic risks/opportunities; propose implementation actions and handling plans

  • Analyze electrical and electronic components including analog electronics, digital circuitry, electromechanical components, and electro-explosive devices

  • Provide technical review of procedures, process, and reports

  • Analyze system and subsystem architectures

  • Develop detailed understanding of requirements and ensure maturation of requirements for specific systems aspects or components

  • Integrate and test subassemblies

  • Plan and execute testing for environment and qualification

  • Present at technical design reviews and programmatic meetings

  • Represent Sandia on multi-organization project teams

  • Ability to travel (up to ~25%) to collaborate with external organizations and sites

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of related experience, or Master’s degree plus 3 years related experience; or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience working with DOE, NNSA, DOD, or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFDRCs)

  • Systems engineering experience

  • Project management experience in creating project plans and schedules to drive results

  • Electrical Engineering skills including design, development, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects

  • Ability to exercise sound engineering judgment when less than ideal information is available

  • Ability to communicate technical and programmatic information effectively in oral and written forms

  • Ability to coordinate technical work performed in other internal and external organizations

  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative team environment

About Our Team:

The California Stockpile Systems Group has stockpile stewardship responsibility for fielded stockpile systems. Positions provide a Systems Engineering experience in a multidisciplinary working environment with engaging technical work for engineers of all specialties and levels. Through a robust program of scientific inquiry, a multidisciplinary engineering team is responsible for leading sustainment and assessment activities to ensure the safety and reliability of the stockpile. Stockpile Systems strives yearly to increase the quality and depth of its technical basis used to evaluate the system’s state of health, which provides the team opportunities to present to peers and leadership and culminates in an Annual Assessment Report sent to the President of the United States.

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: 689417

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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 California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilitiesM
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schoolsM
  • VineyardsM
  • BeachesM
  • State ParksM
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchisesM
  • Art havenM
  • Proximity to SF Bay AreaM

Learn more about Life in Livermore, California

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