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R&D S&E, Electrical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Duration:
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.
NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:
If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.
If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
Salary Range:
$88,600 - $172,300
*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:
Ready to join a dynamic team that solves challenging technical problems for national security? Do you have a passion for design, development, integration and testing? If so, we invite you to explore this opportunity to join our impactful team! Sandia National Laboratories, and specifically the Stockpile Management team, is responsible for nuclear weapon systems over their entire lifecycle, from original design and production through final dismantlement and disposal. Throughout this lifecycle, we ensure the U.S. nuclear stockpile remains safe, secure, and reliable, and can fully support our nation's deterrence policy.
To support this critical mission, we are seeking an Early/Mid-Career Electrical Engineer to support design, development, testing, and production critical to the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. Nuclear weapons must survive extremely complex and often harsh environments, and therefore the technical requirements and testing procedures are extremely rigorous. These highly complex technical challenges require a multi-disciplinary approach of systems engineering supported by deep science. You would have access to some of the most premier testing facilities in the world, to include state-of-the art mechanical, electrical, and radiation facilities to ensure the environmental performance requirements are met over the system's entire lifecycle. This position also includes partnering closely with our Navy, Air Force, and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) customers to ensure a successful integration of Department of Energy (DOE) weapon systems into Department of Defense (DOD) assets.
On a given day you may be called on to do the following (successful applicants will be mentored by experienced engineers to further expertise in):

  • Lead interdisciplinary teams in solving high-profile technical challenges

  • Lead test planning activities, coordinate with test facilities, and execute complex system level environmental and functional tests

  • Perform electrical design, troubleshooting, and anomaly resolution

  • Analyze test data and system performance against design requirements

  • Brief management, DOE, and DOD customers on the status of current programs

  • This position may require you to travel occasionally

    Qualifications We Require:

    • Bachelor's degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline.

    • Equivalent experience in lieu of degree must be directly related experience that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job.

      Other Requirements:

      • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance

      • This position may require you to travel occasionally

        Qualifications We Desire:

        • Bachelors and advanced degree in Electrical Engineering

        • Experience using SOLIDWORKS and MATLAB

        • Knowledge and understanding of Nuclear Weapon Systems

        • Self-motivated, positive individual comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

        • Active DOE Q/L or DOD TS/S clearance

        • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams through complex technical challenges

        • Experience working with National Nuclear Security Administration, DoD customers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, DoD contractors, as well as the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), and Pantex.

        • Familiarity with Nuclear Weapon Complex drawing and authorization system, product development and qualification, testing and evaluation, and modeling and simulation.

        • Experience with test instrumentation and methods

        • Experience writing test plans and defining test objectives

        • Familiarity with environmental test facilities (i.e. Lightning, Nuclear Reactors and Pulsed Power Facilities, Shock/Vibe Labs, etc.) and experience coordinating with them

        • Experience building test bodies and/or familiar with configuration of test setups

        • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver briefings to customers and various levels of management

          About Our Team:
          Group 7220 is comprised of 8 departments entrusted with maintaining the integrity of the nation's nuclear stockpile. Each department is strongly integrated across the group and together are responsible for maintaining the technical basis for the W76-0/1/2, W78, W88/W88 ALT370, B61-3/4/7/11. In addition to established stockpile work there are a multitude of development and qualification projects including JTAs, Mk4B, W88 ALT940 (ISA program) and other various ALTs. Production activities for several systems continue at KCNSC and require frequent communication. Additionally, group 7220 leads the development of testers and operational activities for hardware management and engineering leadership for all test body assembly & disassembly activities. Group 7220 is also the interface with test and computational simulation organizations to manage schedule and budget associated with qualification.
          Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.
          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.
            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: 688618

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque , R&D S&E, Electrical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career), Engineering , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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