Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Surveillance Electrical Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a diverse team that solves challenging issues of national interest?

An opening exists for an experienced individual with an electrical engineering background to work component surveillance activities for a variety of W80-1, W76-0, B61 components and other legacy weapons systems. Legacy surveillance is an active and important part of Sandia National Laboratories mission. Components include analog and digital technologies responsible for signal generation and overall control of critical weapon functions and signals

We are looking tenured Electrical Engineer that has the desire to work across a broad technology suite. You would have 5+ years of experience with a variety of analog electronics and circuits:

  • Experience reading schematics and understanding electrical hardware designs from documentation and performance test data
  • Experience disassembling mission critical hardware with limited test articles. You will have experience working with a broad set of engineering and science disciplines.
  • Experience with root cause analysis techniques
  • Experience researching component functionality as well utilizing historical data sets and literature sources to solve problems.
  • Experience with troubleshooting hardware in a lab environment and working with lab equipment (i.e. Digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, data loggers, thermal chambers, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

The position includes frequent hardware testing and data analysis from multiple testers to analyze the performance of the product as a part of Significant Finding Investigations (SFI). You will work independently with multiple customers from the various systems organization to write annual Component Assessment Reports and to lead SFI activities related to the components they are responsible for.

This position includes partnering closely with 10+ team members at Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque, Sandia National Laboratories – Livermore, and Kansas City Plant. Some travel is required.

Required:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) plus five year’s related experience;
  • Ability to Obtain and Maintain a DOE Q-Level Security Clearance.

Desired:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • You have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience disassembling mission critical hardware with limited test articles. You will have experience working with a broad set of engineering and science disciplines.
  • Experience with troubleshooting hardware in a lab environment and working with lab equipment (i.e. Digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, data loggers, thermal chambers, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment alongside a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a dynamic team environment while pursuing individual tasks in a self-directed manner.
  • Current & active DOE Q-level security clearance or DoD TS Clearance.

Department Description:

The NW Controllers and Surveillance Department is responsible for the design, development and support of electronic subsystems that manage the arming and fuzing functions for the nation's nuclear deterrent. The department specializes in analog and digital circuit design, as well as the integrating software to control and test real-time embedded systems. The department is also responsible for the on-going surveillance activities required to maintain the active stockpile's arming and fuzing electronic sub-systems.

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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.