Sandia National Laboratories Electronics Technologist (Experienced) in Livermore, California


We are seeking an Electronics Technologist to join a multidisciplinary team in designing, developing, and testing electronic subsystems.

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

  • Find and implement innovative technical solutions to non-routine issues that occur in the laboratory space
  • Build and test development hardware
  • Assist test setup and safety walkthroughs
  • Analyze test data and recommend modifications to components or test procedures
  • Design software for test equipment
  • Oversee laboratory equipment repair and calibration
  • Setup and maintain ESD workspace
  • Create and maintain environmental, safety, and health-related documentation
  • Design and layout prototype printed circuit boards
  • Support environmental (temperature, shock, vibration) testing


  • Requires high school diploma plus five or more years of directly related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. May have secondary education.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
  • Ability to travel (5-10%)


  • Active DOE Q or DoD Top Secret clearance
  • At least two years’ experience in benchtop testing and troubleshooting of electronic circuits
  • Experience working with RF circuits and associated test equipment (e.g., spectrum analyzers, signal generators, etc.)
  • Experience with NI LabView
  • Experience with Matlab, Excel, Python, Unix, or Linux
  • Experience with mechanical and/or electrical fabrication such as: 3D printing, printed wiring board rework, and soldering
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, as well as collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including documentation of test results and reports

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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

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