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Inertial Systems Electrical Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


The Inertial Systems and Avionics II Department is looking for an Electrical Engineer who has strong interest in electronics development, subsystem testing, and inertial sensor analysis. The successful candidate will need to become familiar with the organization’s technical expertise in electronics, mechanical, and software development, along with its test experience, all focused towards the delivery of multiple sensor systems. Additionally, the successful candidate will also need to be highly capable of working with a variety of the organization’s internal and external customers.


+ MS in electrical engineering with 1-2 years of relevant work experience; or a BS in electrical engineering with 5 years of relevant work experience
+ Development experience with power, signal conditioning, and microcontroller electronics
+ Bench level testing/troubleshooting – familiar with test equipment (multimeter, oscilloscope)
+ Familiarity with C programming for use in operation of microcontrollers, test equipment
+ Familiarity with Matlab for scripting or adapting to existing tools sets
+ Experience with Altium, DxDesigner, or similar schematic capture software tools
+ Ability to acquire and maintain and DOE Q level security clearance


+ Familiarity with emerging FPGA technologies and experience with VHDL
+ Familiarity with Labview for equipment control and monitoring
+ Experience with field testing - flight, drive-around, other event (RF, radiation, acoustic)
+ Interest in customer interaction and leading small teams
+ Experience with inertial sensor analysis

Department Description:

Sandia’s Department 5326 - Inertial Systems and Avionics II develops innovative inertial and electronic subsystems for missiles, air-delivered applications, unattended ground sensor networks, and surrogate test articles for exploratory directed-energy tests. The organization specializes in test and evaluation of inertial sensors along with developing electronic subsystems for data acquisition and algorithm processing. Members of the organization have varying skills that include combined-environment test development, inertial sensor and IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) assessment and analysis, digital design (microcontroller and FPGA), firmware and software design, power and signal conditioning, and advanced mechanical design and electro/mechanical fabrication capability. Product development involves requirements capture, modeling, detailed design, fabrication, system integration, testing, and data analysis to ensure all requirements are met.

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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

• 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.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-04-05 Expires: 2021-05-20

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