Sandia National Laboratories RD Electronics/Electrical Engineer - Advanced Fuzing Technology (Entry/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Advanced Fuzing Technology (02627) Department has an opening for a motivated and dedicated R&D S&E, Electronics Engineering to support development, testing, and delivery of electrical components as well as perform engineering analysis and algorithm development to support research for Department of Defense (DoD) technology development programs.
Your work will include the design of specialized firing sets for use in embedded fuzes, developing and advancing fuzing algorithms using various sensing methodologies and implementing and testing embedded fuze designs. Department 02627 also has significant partnerships with other Sandia centers and is responsible for electronic component design for various flight experiments for internal SNL SPP customers to support DoD programs.
You will work independently and with multi-disciplinary teams across organizational boundaries (both internal and external to Sandia). You will be self-motivated and directed, customer-focused and adaptable to working in a fast-paced team environment.
On any given day you may be asked to:
- Support electrical components design for DoD flight experimentation programs involving high speed digital interfaces
- Support the design of high voltage firing sets for multiple 2627 customers, both internal Sandia customers and external DoD customers
- Interface with department technologists to prototype, test and debug development hardware
- Update design definition and documentation for electrical components owned by the department
- Support the testing and evaluation of hardware to ensure it meets requirements
- Support the development of testers for electrical components or flight hardware subsystems
- Report technical progress, as well as inform on schedule status and cost projections for component designs
- Work with a diverse set of partners and sponsors (Kansas City National Security Campus, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia/CA, DoD OSD, US Air Force Research Lab) to build, characterize and test hardware
Some travel (up to 20%) will be required.
- A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance.
- Experience in one or more of the following: high speed digital design, high voltage analog design, board or component level circuit design, and signal/data processing.
- Experience in electronics testing and debugging, including experience with LabView development and PXI tester design.
- Familiarity with flight hardware design requirements and qualification testing.
- Familiarity with the Nuclear Weapons (NW) development process, including building mark quality NW products
- A successful record working in team driven environment, across a wide variety of disciplines (software, hardware, mechanical, packaging, etc.) to integrate designs into a system
- Proven ability to meet landmarks within cost, schedule, and performance requirements
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Active DOE Q-level security clearance
- Ability to obtain and maintain Sigma 15 access.
The Advanced Fuzing Technology department provides the technical expertise in the research, development, and design of high specialized firing systems including fuzes and ignition devices. Through our novel designs, we provide advanced fuzing and firing solutions meeting high reliability, safety and performance requirements for conventional and nuclear weapons applications. Our components and subsystems provide flexible options for integration with complex host systems. We study cutting-edge components, tools and techniques to keep Sandia at the forefront of firing system technologies.
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*
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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.