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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.


Organization, 05322, NPC & Systems Integration, is actively seeking an engineer with experience in inertial sensors and inertial navigation systems. The exceptional candidate is needed for activities related to the validation, testing, characterization, and system integration of Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs). This electrical engineer will be called upon to support multiple programs and products at Sandia utilizing IMUs for inertial navigation, including a large family of commercially available sensors. The successful candidate will also provide analytical tools, tests, and performance evaluations of IMUs as implemented in Inertial Navigation products; and will be expected to maintain market knowledge of the inertial sensor field through testing, research and attendance at conferences. Additionally, they will be involved in the design, test, and delivery of embedded electronics systems that utilize inertial sensors and the fielding of those sensors in inertial navigation systems.


+ A Masters degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, controls engineering, or relevant discipline, plus 1 year of experience; or a Bachelor's degree in any of the above, plus 5 years experience
+ Experience with one or more of the following relevant application and mission domains: inertial sensors (gyros and accelerometers), inertial sensor calibration, embedded systems, data acquisition systems, analog electronics, clocks and clock theory, or signal processing
+ The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance


+ A strong analytical background through experience and formal education
+ A solid understanding of and experience with Matlab
+ Experience analyzing data off sensor systems
+ Ability to conceive innovative solutions to complex problems
+ Ability to clearly communicate complex concepts and solutions to customers and stakeholders
+ Experience with large, complex scientific and technical application development
+ Proven ability to work on multi-disciplinary development teams
+ Excellent team and communication skills

Department Description:

The Navigation, Pointing, and Controls (NPC) group at Sandia supports a diverse set of customers and technologies. The department specializes in inertial navigation using inertial measurement units (IMUs) and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, ultra-accurate position and velocity measurements for synthetic aperture radars (SAR), gimbal pointing with micro-radian accuracy for airborne and space remote sensing, modeling and simulation of space and earth based navigation and tracking systems, and a variety of controls problems. The department includes personnel with expertise in navigation, guidance, estimation, Kalman filters, controls, embedded systems, inertial sensors including Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), and many others. Some of the work areas include: inertial sensor calibration and characterization, hypersonic vehicle GNC algorithm development, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle GNC algorithm development, GPS-denied navigation, physics-based mission analysis of full system vehicle engagements, missile flight trajectory and attitude reconstruction, satellite constellation performance analysis, and HWIL/SWIL simulators.

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*

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*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.



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