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R&D Electrical Instrumentation Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 659294
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:R&D Electrical Instrumentation Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)


We are seeking an Electrical Engineer to join a team focused on the development and implementation of unique instrumentation and electrical solutions for a wide variety of tests carried out in challenging environments, including explosive, fireball, underwater, rocket sled track, and cable pull-down tests.

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

+ Conduct technical analysis and utilize engineering practices in a laboratory or field setting
+ Respond to quickly-changing needs related to field testing locally and at other United States test sites
+ Travel as required to support projects


+ Bachelor?s degree in a relevant STEM discipline
+ Master?s degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline
+ Experience with high-speed analog/digital hardware
+ Experience with electrical circuit design
+ Experience in analog and digital signal collection and analysis
+ Ability to maintain a DoE Q Clearance


+ PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline
+ In-depth understanding of amplifiers, digitizers with memory, anti-aliasing filters, network/spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, arbitrary waveform generators, etc
+ Experience with software programming, in languages such as Python, LabVIEW, C++, or MATLAB
+ Skill and experience in creating grounding trees and electrical circuit architectures
+ Electrical hardware packaging experience
+ System level reviews for single point failures and safety concerns
+ Experience with high CDU Firing Systems and low power initiating circuits
+ Experience with Electro-Explosive Devices (EED) as well as Exploding Bridge Wire (EBW) devices
+ Proficient with SPICE, PSPICE or other electronics design tool
+ ESD bleed path circuit development and integration
+ Grounding and bonding techniques
+ Data collection experience using pressure transducers, strain gauges, accelerometers, load cells, piezo-resistive and piezo-electric accelerometers etc.
+ Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technical work
+ Willingness to solve problems in a highly collaborative environment
+ Ability to discover, understand, and articulate customer needs

The Measurement Science & Engineering department (1535) is a multi-disciplinary group that participates in large and small-scale transient event lab and field testing for systems of national importance. We are made up of electrical, systems, mechanical, and optical technical staff and technologists. Our work includes measurement R&D, electrical design, systems engineering, optical measurements, data collection and data analysis.

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 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*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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