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Sandia National Laboratories Mk21 Fuze Systems Engineer - Electrical (Early/Mid-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.


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We are seeking a hardworking Electrical Engineer (job title: R&D S&E, Electrical Engineering) to join the Mk21 Fuze program. The job will require the ability to balance a variety of roles and responsibilities as the Mk21 Fuze enters the critical period of final qualification and Process Prove In (PPI) on one hand and the Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program prepares for Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) on the other. Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively communicate are essential. Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? This role could be a great fit!

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

  • Participate in integration activities with System Engineering & Integration (SE&I), System Qualification, and Product Realization Teams (PRTs)

  • Conduct system test planning, test execution, and analysis activities

  • Define requirements, develop, build, and test hardware and software for GBSD/Mk21 Fuze ground and flight test integration activities

  • Represent Sandia in various forums internally and externally

  • Provide technical consultancy on critical design elements

  • Develop and/or present material for design reviews, sponsor and customer meetings, and SE&I meetings

  • Provide analysis support for technical requirements revisions

  • Support Earned Value Management (EVM) planning and execution


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (such as Electrical Engineering) plus 2 or more years of related experience; or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or related field; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development.

  • Academic or job experience in areas such as: engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects

  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate with internal organizations and external production facilities and suppliers

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

  • Ability to travel up to 25%


  • Experience working on engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects

  • Tools/Programs: C/C++, SPICE, LTSpice, MATLAB, LabVIEW, ModelSim, HDL, Oscilloscopes, Spectrum analyzers

  • Familiarity with development of specifications for components and systems

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • Outstanding verbal and written skills, including the ability to develop and present briefings that are clear and compelling

  • Experience in a leadership role

  • Knowledge and/or experience of system engineering concepts and principles

  • Active U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance

    Department Description:

    Mk21 Fuze Systems (8251 and 8252) is responsible for providing a replacement fuze for the Mk21 Reentry Vehicle which is part of the Minuteman III ICBM weapon system. Fuze Systems provides overall program management authority for the USAF funded Strategic Partnership Program and serves as the primary interface to the USAF customer. The systems team is comprised of a multidisciplinary set of engineers and program managers who work closely with organizations within Sandia, the National Security Enterprise, and the USAF.

    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.

EEO Statement:

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: 679579