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R&D Electromagnetics Analyst - Microwave, Sensor and Antenna Engineering (Early/Mid-Career)

Company: Sandia Corporation
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Posting DurationThis 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.What Your Job Will Be LikeOur team is seeking a highly motivated Microwave & Sensor Engineering Electromagnetics Analyst. As the selected candidate, you will participate in the development of advanced systems and concepts in support of a broad range of NW, interagency, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and other programs and R&D initiative.Responsibilities will include analytical, numerical, and experimental electromagnetics R&D activities, such as analysis of electromagnetic wave propagation and scattering phenomena, design and development of both passive and active antenna structures, and development of custom microwave devices/systems.On any given day, you may be called on to: Utilize your experience and understanding in the application of principles, theories, concepts, practices, and standards relating to electromagnetic analysis and microwave design. Perform modeling and simulation in support of design and analysis activities. Participate in experimental testing in support of design and analysis activities. Be responsible for participating in the negotiation of technical and programmatic requirements with customers. Provide deliverables within schedule and budgetary constraints. Successfully work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, teaming environment.Qualifications We Require MSEE degree, plus (1) year of directly related experience; or doctoral degree in electrical engineering. Experience in one or more of the areas of analytical electromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic wave propagation, or scattering phenomena. Experience in one or more of the following areas: antenna/array design, modeling, simulation, and measurement, and/or RF/microwave circuit, subsystem, and/or system design. Experience in development and use of FDTD, FEM, MoM, and/or ray-tracing algorithms for the modeling of electromagnetic wave propagation from guided and radiating structures. Experience with use of commercial modeling and simulation tools such as HFSS, ADS, CST, Momentum, IE3D, FEKO, SENTRi, etc. Experience in the use of MATLAB/Simulink and/or similar numerical computation, high-level programming languages, as well as other programming languages (C/C++, Java, Python, Fortran, VB script, etc.). Familiarity with and experience in use of RF/microwave test equipment and proper measurement techniques for radiation pattern and mutual coupling characterization, network analysis, spectrum analysis, noise characterization, etc. Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance.Qualifications We Desire Experience in the analysis of electromagnetic wave propagation in ionized and/or time-varying plasma and anisotropic media. Experience in the analysis of electromagnetic scattering from gratings and frequency-selective surfaces. Experience in the analysis and development of meta-materials and/or material (permittivity and permeability) characterization techniques. Experience in radar system development and/or radar signal processing, with particular emphasis in the area of synthetic aperture radar. Demonstrated ability to lead individuals and teams in the process of technology development and innovation. Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work successfully in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, teaming environment. Willingness to make independent contributions to diverse, multi-disciplinary team efforts, with the ability to effectively prioritize and make decisions. Excellent communication and documentation skills. Current possession of a DOE Q clearance.About Our TeamThe ISR Electromagnetics (EM) & Sensor Technologies Department (5345) operates within the "Radar Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (Radar ISR)" business area to develop and field high-performance synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems, and to support various Nuclear Weapon (NW), National Security programs (NSP), homeland security, and interagency programs and R&D initiatives. The department specializes in electromagnetic design, simulation, analysis, and testing activities, including antenna/radar design and development, radar-cross-section analysis, and RF systems engineering. Department 5345 also maintains and operates the "Facility for Antenna and RCS Measurements" (FARM) which is located in the Coyote Test Field area of Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB).About SandiaSandia 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 schedules, 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 ClearanceSandia 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.EEOAll 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.

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