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Signal/Image Processing Electronic/Computer Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185
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The Exploratory Real Time Systems department is seeking Electronic or Computer Engineering talent for our embedded signal/image processing team. You will join a dynamic team in researching, and developing solutions to, some of this country's toughest challenges.

On any given day you may be called on to:

  • Apply advanced signal/image processing techniques to various types of data (seismic, acoustic, electromagnetic, optical, etc) to increase SNR and data quality to improve pattern recognition (detection and classification) performance.
  • Work with a team to develop next generation, power-efficient algorithms for signal detection and target identification used in autonomous/unattended sensor systems/network.
  • Develop real-time implementations for embedded systems and work with others to optimize system performance through software enhancements and hardware selection.
  • Perform field testing and analyze field test data to evaluate system performance and develop data sets for additional algorithm and system improvements.
  • Develop concepts for next generation systems to address complex real-world application challenges.

You will need to conduct moderate travel for meetings and field tests.

Department Description:

The Exploratory Real-Time Systems department develops and fields autonomous sensing systems for defense and other government customers that are based on advanced signal processing, communications and embedded computing techniques. We perform engineering, systems development and field implementations for a variety of national security applications, integrating expertise from across the Laboratories to develop systems that provide situational awareness, target characterization, and virtual presence missions. A major part of this work is the development and implementation of advanced detection, classification and localization algorithms for use in distributed arrays of collaborating, networked sensors.

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 Statement:

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.



  • You will have an undergraduate degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related science/engineering field, plus four years related experience; OR a bachelor’s and advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in one of the above-mentioned areas.
  • You bring a demonstrated ability to implement signal/image processing functions and perform analysis in MatLab, Python, C or other relevant environment by way of education or experience.
  • You can obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance with SCI, which may require a polygraph examination.


Your background should also include:

  • Proficiency in programming in modern programming languages such as Python, C++ or C#.
  • Experience in computer systems design and software development for real-time and embedded processing systems, distributed processing systems, or real-time client server implementations.
  • Experience in machine vision or AI.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Active DOE/DOD security clearance.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a SCI security clearance.

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

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 and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test.

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.


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Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185

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