The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
19 days old
2017-11-282017-12-29

R&D Electromagnetic Pulse Phenemonology Expert (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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An opening exists for an experienced Master's or PhD\-level candidate to conduct electromagnetic source, propagation, and sensing analyses in support of the USNDS program and other national security customers\. Specific tasks include characterizing electromagnetic sources and propagation in order to simulate remotely detected signals\. Programming in C\+\+ and Python are key skills for this part of the job\. Another aspect of the position is reverse engineering sensed signals, requiring an understanding of customer\-specific sensor models and post\-processing algorithms\. It is desired for the successful candidate to know the relevant phenomenology aspects of the job and to know/learn the engineered systems that sense them, fulfilling a Subject Matter Expert role for the USNDS program\. Day\-to\-day activities include meeting with customers to define work and communicate progress on activities, working individually or in small teams, conducting analyses using modeling and simulation, troubleshooting software/High Performance Computing issues, and developing presentations and technical reports\. Being able to articulate deep technical information in a way that our national security customers can practically act on is important to developing and maintaining a good working relationship between the customer and the candidate\. Interacting with experts at other national laboratories and government agencies is expected\. The candidate is expected to provide as well as to accept critical peer review to ensure technically accurate results are provided\. On\-the\-job training will be provided to learn customer\-specific systems\. Minimal travel is required\.



Required:



Master's or PhD in physics, electrical engineering, engineering physics, nuclear engineering, or a related discipline plus 5 years or more of relevant experience



Experience in computational simulation of electromagnetic wave propagation in plasmas, high power microwave generation and propagation, or other EM waves generated by ionizing radiation and subsequent propagation



Programming experience, preferably C\+\+ and Python



Ability to obtain and maintain a required US DOE Q security clearance\.



Desired:



PhD in physics, electrical engineering, engineering physics, nuclear engineering or a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant experience



High level of academic success in undergraduate and graduate programs



Experience in parallel programming and debugging in high performance computing environments;



Experience with uncertainty quantification methodologies



Experience with satellite\-based RF detector design or analysis



Experience with signal processing, data analysis, and algorithms



Ability to perform independent research



Excellent communications skills with experience in giving presentations, constructively interacting with coworkers and preparing peer reviewed publications



Ability to work effectively in a team in various roles \(leader and group member\);



A current DOE Q clearance or Top Secret DoD Clearance\.



Ability and willingness to obtain a SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



Department Description:



The department advances analysis and algorithms for the remote sensing mission of the United States Nuclear Detonation Detection System \(USNDS\)\. Staff are subject matter experts in optical, radiation, and radio\-frequency phenomenologies and often use computational modeling and simulation tools for analysis\. The organization serves as a laboratories R&D resource for nuclear signatures modeling, simulation, and analysis expertise\.



About Sandia:



Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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: http://www\.sandia\.gov



\*These benefits vary by job classification\.



Security Clearance:



This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.



Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.



If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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