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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$100,900 - $195,400
*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:
Why Join Sandia’s Nuclear Deterrence programs? We develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. Join us in our critical mission to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our nation's nuclear deterrents!
Systems Engineers (R&D Electrical Engineer) in the W80-1/W84 Stockpile Systems Department will support new projects and ongoing operations. These groups conduct annual assessment activities to ensure 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 the Department of Defense to ensure that their needs are addressed.
On any given day you may be called to:
Specify and review activities involving electrical aspects of the systems, including flight testing, lab testing, and component testing
Support investigation and troubleshooting anomalies in multi-functional teams
Team with other design agencies to plan, execute and analyze data from advanced experiments
Provide technical review of procedures, process, and reports
Analyze system and/or subsystem architectures
Develop detailed understanding of requirements and ensure maturation of requirements for specific systems aspects or components
Provide technical consultation on critical design elements
Integrate and test subassemblies
Plan and execute testing for technical basis activities
Derive, reconcile, and document requirements
Present at technical design reviews and programmatic meetings
Represent Sandia on multi-organization project teams
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.
Qualifications We Require:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline plus 2 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience in lieu of degrees must be engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development.
Academic or job experiences in areas such as: engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q level security clearance
Ability to travel up to 25%
Qualifications We Desire:
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 W80 Systems Engineering Department has stockpile stewardship responsibility for the W80 and W84 warheads. The W80-0,1 is the warhead for the Navy Tomahawk and the Air Force's ALCM cruise missiles. The President's Annual Assessment Report drives Sandia to increase yearly its technical basis of the safety and reliability of the warhead. Specifically the team is focused on understanding the "design margin" of the fielded weapon through driving the system to failure. This knowledge is used to adjust annual surveillance activities. Through these efforts we are breaking new ground in our knowledge of the weapon, and focusing this knowledge to critically evaluate the performance of the weapon.
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
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.
Job ID: 688576
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