Power Systems Designer (Early Career)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Job Code
    673878
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security!

We are seeking a motivated Electrical Engineer to support power system development for space systems. The successful candidate will have a passion for analog electronics design and development, as well as a dedication to providing outstanding service in the national interest.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Design, analyze, test and deliver space flight power electronic systems.
  • Work on electrical power system trade studies and requirements development
  • Collaborate with printed circuit board layout designers to ensure that your design intent is met
  • Provide design engineering support for hardware builds
  • Define and perform electrical power system verification testing and analysis
  • Support power system technologists in testing, tuning and solving power system hardware issue
  • Document design and measured system performance

About Our Team

We are responsible for the development, qualification and delivery of high reliability sensor and power subsystems for National Security customers. We also provide EMI and ESD characterization and qualification testing along with “design for EMC” guidance. The power system emphasis is on custom designed power subsystems requiring miniaturization, low-power consumption, high reliability, DC-DC switched mode power supplies and distribution subsystems. The department has design and product realization responsibility for one of the subsystems in the Global Burst Detector (GBD) satellite payload and associated test 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 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: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

EEO

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.

Requirements

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor and Master’s degree Electrical Engineering or Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with 4 years' electronic design experience
  • Experience with design, production and test of power electronics

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 3 years' experience in power conversion and analog circuit design
  • Experience with DC-DC topologies
  • Proficiency with analog control and discrete logic design
  • Experience in modeling, simulation and testing of power electronics
  • Understanding of design for fault tolerance and reliability
  • Familiarity with inductors, transformers, and magnetics design
  • Experience with power electronics packaging and packaging for harsh environments
  • Familiarity with power supply testing and measurement
  • Experience with spacecraft electrical power systems and knowledge of radiation effects
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-461 and EMI requirements
  • Experience using Mentor Graphics Expedition

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.

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