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Intern- Nuclear Weapons Arming and Fuzing Systems R&D Graduate - Summer

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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**We are seeking a Summer - R&D Graduate Intern to join our dynamic team Summer of 2021!**

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

+ Join existing project teams in designing, developing, implementing, testing, and delivering advanced arming and fuzing systems
+ Perform analysis and design of digital signal processing systems
+ Apply basic signals and systems knowledge to analyze radar performance
+ Assist with Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) design, engineering, and verification
+ Assist with radar system engineering and/or RF circuit design
+ Perform real-time embedded system design and verification (VHDL)
+ Write software to control functions within an embedded controller
+ Perform Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design and verification
+ Perform RF measurements in the laboratory


+ GPA of at least 3.7 out of 4.0 for all degrees earned preferred.
+ Working knowledge and understanding of an engineering or science-related field as listed in the required section
+ Familiarity with MATLAB for digital signal processing design, waveform analysis, and/or large data set analysis
+ Familiarity with VHDL or other hardware description languages
+ Familiarity with Python, C/C++ or other similar software languages
+ Familiarity with RF system design
+ Familiarity with RF test instrumentation like spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power meters
+ Familiarity with CADENCE and/or ADS or other RF integrated circuit design tools
+ Familiarity with simulation of electrical or mechanical systems.
+ Familiarity with Control theory.
+ A granted U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Department Description:

The Radar Integration/Qual Department, 5352, is partnered with Radar Fuzing, 5353, and are together responsible for design, development, qualification and support of Radar Fuzes for nuclear weapon systems. The technical emphasis of department 5352 is radar integration and testing, radar qualification, and radar performance analysis for the B61-12, W88 ALT 370, and the Mk21 Fuze Replacement programs. The programmatic responsibilities for 5352 are design, development, and qualification the MC5003 for the W88 ALT 370 and the Mk21 programs.

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:

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.


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.


You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
+ Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your graduate program, please apply to an undergraduate intern position.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-10-16 Expires: 2020-11-22

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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