Sandia National Laboratories Electronics Design Engineer (R&D) in Livermore, California


Our department is seeking electrical engineers to join multidisciplinary teams that are designing and developing advanced electronic systems. Qualified engineers will be asked to employ state-of-the-art technology to develop a variety of high-reliability electronic subsystems. Skills important to our design and development work in these areas include embedded-system design skills with experience in FPGA and/or microcontroller design, analog- and digital-circuit design, RF communications, DSP, or power supply design. Each engineer will work as an integral part of a team to define the requirements, create the system design, implement design methodology, build the prototype, ground-test the system, and support the actual full-up system test. Successful candidates will have opportunities to grow and mature into significant responsibility.


  • Master's or Ph. D degree in Electrical Engineering or Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years of experience
  • Experience in digital or analog design or sensor system development
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance.


  • FPGA design or verification experience
  • Direct experience in designing electronic system hardware outside of academic setting.
  • Embedded System Design experience

Department Description:

Department 8212 designs, tests, and deploys advanced electronic systems for various national security applications. The department has a broad mix of skills and technical resources in areas such as digital communications, sensors, radio frequency (RF)/microwave, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) design, power supply technology, general electronics-circuit design, digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms and coding, mechanical design and analysis, and systems engineering.

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*

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Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

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.

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:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT