The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
18 days old
2017-11-292017-12-30

RF Product Design Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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The Advanced RF Applications department is seeking a highly motivated Product Design Engineer to participate in the research, development, troubleshooting and field testing of advanced RF/Microwave/Radar/Communications systems for important National Security applications\.



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



+ Initiate, design, develop, execute, and evaluate new processes, products, or systems for implementing and integrating engineering solutions\.

+ Produce design, model, and product definition of complex objects\.

+ Determine product requirements based on user needs\.

+ Use CAD application software to develop electrical or mechanical design concepts\.

+ Create the design definition documentation utilizing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing \(GD&T\) ensuring that the design can be effectively manufactured and inspected\.

+ Evaluate design options using optimization techniques\.

+ Specify materials, equipment, and supplies required to complete product development and evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services\.

+ Establish and review design methods and procedures and prepare design specifications, analyses, and recommendations for presentation and approval\.

+ Assist in the end\-to\-end process to successfully deploy a product to the field, including robust documentation, end\-user demonstration and training\.



This position requires some travel for technical interactions and field testing\.



Candidates applying on this requisition may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia National Laboratories\.



Required:



+ BS Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering plus five years of relevant experience\.

+ Experience with general laboratory diagnostics and test equipment\.

+ RF hardware application experience\.

+ Educational background or relevant experience in at least three of the following eight areas:



- RF/Analog circuit design

- Communications Systems

- SATCOM C2 systems

- Signal Processing

- Embedded Systems \(Hardware/Software\)

- Firmware implementation of signal processing algorithms on FPGAs or DSPs

- Military and Civilian Testing Standards

- Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems



Desired:



+ Motivation to contribute to US National Security

+ Laboratory skills and knowledge of Radio Frequency test equipment

+ Demonstrated field test experience

+ Demonstrated leadership experience

+ Knowledge of Matlab/Simulink or equivalent \(Octave\)

+ Knowledge of scripting languages \(Perl, Ruby, Python\)

+ Knowledge of mechanical design tools \(i\.e\. Solidworks\)

+ Knowledge of high\-level programming language\(s\)

+ Knowledge of RF Communications, RADAR, or EW systems and principles

+ Hardware level signal processing experience \(FPGA, DSP, or GPU\)

+ Ability to work independently and on a multi\-disciplinary team

+ Good written and oral communication skills

+ Active US Government security clearance



Department Description:



The Applied Photonic Microsystems Department develops and matures state of the art photonic technologies for a variety of national security purposes\. Our team of interdisciplinary researchers innovates, develops, and applies novel technologies including silicon photonics, nanophotonics, optomechanics, metamaterials, plasmonics, optical detectors, guided wave optics, and biophotonics\.



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:



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\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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