R&D Electrical Engineer - Data Systems Engineering (Experienced)
Sandia National Laboratories
October 4, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Full Time - Experienced
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Weapons Design & Assurance is looking for qualified Research and Development Electrical Engineering candidates interested in collaborating within a high performing team on next generation technologies to provide solutions to national security applications. The group engineers and delivers technology solutions across the entire spectrum of mission data (producers, consumers, transport, and analysis). Applicants will also have opportunities to propose and participate in internal research and development efforts. Successful candidates will have opportunities to work in areas such as; electrical modeling and analysis, printed circuit board/component level circuit design, electrical sub-system integration and test, failure analysis and diagnosis, and system field test opportunities within the Nuclear Weapon, Satellite, Radar, and Missile Defense program areas. Some travel may be required
The Weapons Design and Assurance Center (2600) is a multi-discipline, product-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other high-consequence national security applications. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space-flight and airborne payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, telemetry and software systems, and data science and analytics. The Center is divided into four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Design, Firing & Embedded Systems, Hi-Reliability Electronic Products, and Data Systems Engineering.
The successful applicant will join high performing technical teams in the Data Systems Engineering Group and will handle the design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized hardware and software components and subsystems for national security applications. These systems must be designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, enable integration and interfacing to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments. Successful candidates, depending on skills match and placement within the Data Systems Engineering Group, will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions in a wide variety of disciplines including analog and digital design and development, embedded development for real-time systems, data processing and analysis to include image and signal processing applications, network and communications technology, trusted systems design and development, testing/fielding complex hardware and software systems, and exploratory data analytics and applied data science. Candidates will be exposed to a variety of hardware and software development environments and methodologies spanning traditional waterfall development and systems engineering to agile development processes.
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.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline.
Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in relevant STEM discipline plus 1 or more years' relevant experience, or a minimum of 5 years of relevant STEM experience.
Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance
Experience in board-level and/or component level circuit design, RF and Optical communication system design, image processing and data analysis
Expertise in designing digital and/or analog circuitry including sensors in a variety of technologies (FPGA, Mixed Signal, ASIC) in a variety of design environments (Model-Based Design, VHDL, Verilog, schematic, physical layout/semiconductors).
Experience in developing telemetry and trusted systems including data recorders and fire sets.
Experience with modeling, design, and analysis tools. Examples include Simulink, Matlab, PSpice, OrCad, Mentor Graphics, Altium, Labview, and others.
Ability to test and debug hardware and software systems with the archival of test/debug evidence.
Understanding of systems engineering and design quality processes. Examples include AS9100, ANSI/EIA-632, and other industry standards.
Ability to work across a wide variety of engineering and science disciplines to integrate lower level designs and delivered subsystems into a complete system across hardware, software, mechanical, aerospace, and other domains or disciplines.
Familiarity with hardware and/or software requirements generation for verification, validation and qualification.
Ability to develop systems in compliance with industry standards and requirements such as ISO9000, IPC, and others.
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.
About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov.