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R&D Electrical Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for the nation's security? Do you seek an opportunity to join an exceptional team dedicated to pulsed-power-accelerator physics research and operations? If so, you could be the highly motivated Electrical Engineer we seek.

The principal goals of our activities will be to improve the understanding of accelerator physics; apply the understanding to the development of advanced accelerator technology; use the technology to upgrade the HERMES III, Saturn, and SPHINX pulsed-power machines; and establish the technical foundation upon which we will build next-generation pulsed-power accelerators in support of the U.S. Department of Energys national-security mission.

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

+ Identify and troubleshoot accelerator issues on Sandias Radiation Effects Pulsed Power Accelerators
+ Develop new pulsed-power components, systems, and accelerators
+ Develop mathematical models of pulsed-power components, systems, and accelerators
+ Perform analytic calculations and numerical simulations
+ Publish results in premier peer-reviewed physics and engineering journals

If you have skills in at least one of the following, you could be the next member of this diverse multidisciplinary team where you will work alongside world-class authorities and emerging leaders:

+ Communication, control, and data acquisition systems
+ Component/system electrical design (hardware, firmware, and software)
+ Data capture and analytics
+ Electrical breakdown
+ Electromagnetics theory, analysis, and experimentation
+ Embedded systems, including ASIC, PLA and FPGA
+ High-performance computing and algorithm development
+ Modeling, simulation, and visualization of electrical systems and phenomenon
+ Power systems and electronics
+ Pulsed power and directed energy
+ Pulsed laser experience
+ Radiation effects
+ Verification & Validation techniques


+ Bachelors and Masters in engineering, physics, or a related field plus 2 years experience; or a Bachelors and PhD in engineering, physics, or a related field
+ Experience designing and fielding pulsed-power components and systems
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Experience applying the principles of engineered safety to laboratory activities
+ Experience in the field of advanced accelerator physics
+ Experience working in a fast paced and technically challenging research environment
+ Experience working as a team member in large pulsed-power facilities
+ Experience designing and fielding advanced pulsed-power components and systems
+ Experience working with electrical, mechanical, pressure, vacuum, and pulsed power diagnostic systems
+ Experience defining and solving challenging, complex problems in a timely manner
+ A publication record that includes first-author peer-reviewed journal articles in engineering, physics, or a related field
+ Advanced experimental, analytical, and computational skills

Department Description:

The AGT Accelerator Operations Department (1342) is responsible for the operation and continual development of the Saturn, HERMES III, and SPHINX pulsed power accelerators. The primary objective of the department is to provide an applied research environment for radiation effects and weapon physics experiments. The machines generate electrical pulses of up to 20 million Volts and up to 12 million Amperes with nanosecond durations to create very intense radiation environments. These hostile environments present very challenging research and development opportunities in areas such as: current, voltage, X-ray and Gamma-ray diagnostics, data acquisition, control and automation systems. Department 1342 also conducts pulsed power research and development to: improve radiation source fidelity, increase the output and fluence, as well as to improve the overall reliability and reproducibility of the accelerators. These unique, world class facilities are an essential part of the NNSA's Stockpile Stewardship Program.

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, disability, or veteran status.



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 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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