The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
21 days old
2018-08-282018-09-28

Microwave & Sensor Engineer-Directed Energy (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?**

You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations within the Directed Energy Enterprise, which is seeking extraordinary Microwave and Sensor Engineers\. We are looking for you to join our team with a focus on compact Pulsed Power development and/or High Power Electromagnetic \(HPEM\) systems\. We deliver full HPEM system capabilities and knowledge of RF systems, HPEM sources, Pulsed Power, power modulators and/or antenna design or modeling of such systems as required\. This is a fast\-paced, cutting edge design and research job\. Your responsibilities will include designing and performing experiments, modeling, analyzing data, preparing proposals, working with multi\-disciplinary teams, and describing the research to customers and others \(through publications and presentations\)\. The individual will operate in a fully\-furnished, state\-of\-the\-art high\-speed electronics, pulsed power/ high voltage, and HPEM laboratory\.

Additionally, you are expected to:

+ Be a self\-starter able to adapt to a fast\-paced, DoD customer\-focused operation with emphasis on meeting achievements
+ Have proven experience in effectively working in a team environment
+ Possess excellent documentation skills \(for assistance in record keeping, documentation, and ES&H compliance\) and attention to detail

Required:

+ You have a bachelors and masters degree in a STEM discipline plus two or more years experience, or a doctorate in a STEM discipline; a bachelors in a STEM engineering plus four years' experience may be considered
+ You will have priority consideration with RF and EM skills, but you may also receive consideration if you possess skills/experience/graduate work in any of the following areas: Marx generators, pulse forming lines, high voltage switching \(gas, solid state, liquid, electrical trigger, laser trigger\), high power electromagnetic systems, RF design, RF sources, Pulsed Power or RF modeling, advanced materials, or other related technologies
+ You bring experience in presenting scientific results through publications and through conferences
+ You can obtain the necessary DOE security clearance

Desired:

Ideally, you would also have some experience with some subset of the following:

+ Electrostatic codes, circuit codes, Mathcad/MATLAB, LabVIEW, HFSS, FEKO, PSpice, SolidWorks or other design tools
+ Experience with analog and digital circuit design for controls
+ FPGA programming experience
+ Knowledge of the current state of the art in HPEM directed energy
+ Team building and program management skills

Department Description:

The Directed Energy Enterprise includes the Directed Energy Missions Department \(05443\), Directed Energy Applications Department \(05444\) and the Directed Energy Assessments Department \(05445\)\. Areas of interest for this enterprise include high\-power electromagnetic systems, compact pulsed power systems, radio frequency sources and antennas, electronic effects phenomena, photoconductive semiconductor switches, compact tunable laser sources, laser\-induced plasmas, and laser imaging and diagnostics\. The Enterprise executes research and development to support mission execution of directed energy technologies and associated sources, sensors, and components, engineering to apply Directed Energy technologies to specific applications, and assessments of blue and red force systems\. Work environments range from laboratory work in state\-of\-the\-art facilities to field work at local and remote test sites\. Work products range from studies and analyses to delivery of beyond\-state\-of\-the\-art hardware to support our customer base to move Directed Energy technologies to the war fighter\.

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 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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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