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R&D Electrical Engineer-Analog/Digital Design (Early/Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185
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  • Electronics Engineer
  • Aerospace and Electronic Systems
  • Electromagnetics
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What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a R&D Electrical Engineer to develop electronics with the Surety Electronics Department (Organization 2244), which is responsible for design, development, fielding and support of electronic subsystems that manage the Permissive Action Link for the nation's nuclear deterrent. Personnel within 2244 play key roles in development, maturation, and deployment of advanced technologies for next-generation weapon systems and support equipment. The selected individual will be responsible for all aspects of electrical component development, including delivery for integration into a sub-assembly as part of the Code Management System, and associated weapon components. Some travel is required.

About Our Team
The Surety Electronics Department utilizes current and advanced electronic hardware approaches, tools, and techniques in developing information assurance subsystems for Nuclear Weapons. These responsibilities span research, design, development, production liaison, and existing product evaluation for Use Control Applications. Staff in this department develop custom electronic technologies in support of the DOE/DoD Use Control community and specialize in real-time embedded electronic design solutions with emphasis on security and reliability. The department also has a key role in the development, maturation, and deployment of advanced technologies for next-generation weapon systems and information assurance products.

Hiring Manager
Daniel Urenda

Security Clearance
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e.g., DOD, to be considered for this position.

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.

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


Qualifications We Require
  1. Bachelor’s and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in engineering; a bachelor’s degree plus four years directly related experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.
  2. Digital electronics design experience.
  3. Current and active DOE Q-level security clearance (or DOD equivalent) with ability to acquire Sigma 15.

Qualifications We Desire
  1. Experience in VHDL.
  2. Nuclear Weapon Design experience.
  3. Experience with Kansas City Plant production processes.
  4. Experience in Use Control Systems.
  5. Familiarity with COMSEC and Controlled Cryptographic Information.
  6. Analog design experience.

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