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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 to work on the development and fielding of inertial navigation systems to seek the answers to emerging GPS-Denied and GPS-Degraded navigation problems. This position entails software and algorithm development while working with highly experienced mentors, including a Senior Scientist. Some of the tasks include: Radar image correlation, GPS signal processing algorithm development, and navigation sensor integration into a testbed.

The successful candidate will bring innovation and can optimally convert ideas into successful research proposals. We currently have fully funded Lab-Directed Research & Development (LDRD) projects and sponsor funded projects in areas such as anti-spoofing, terrain-aided navigation, SAR/Visual correlation, Simultaneous Location and Mapping (SLAM), and others.


+ A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Controls Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field, plus 1 year of experience
+ Experience with one or more of the following relevant application and mission domains: estimation, navigation, control systems, dynamics, optimization, Kalman filtering, or signal processing theory
+ The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance


+ A proven understanding and/or experience with:

- Software development (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python)
- Optimal estimation algorithms, such as Extended Kalman Filters, as applied to motion estimation or navigation
- Real-time embedded systems development
- Matlab
- Radar and radio frequency theory and concepts as related to navigation systems
- Analyzing data off detection and sensor systems
+ A strong analytical background through work experience and formal education
+ Excellent team and communication skills

Department Description:

The Navigation, Pointing, and Controls (NPC) Department at Sandia supports a diverse set of customers and technologies and currently has exciting opportunities available. We specialize in inertial navigation using inertial measurement units (IMUs) and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, GPS-Denied and GPS-Degraded navigation, 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. Our team includes personnel with expertise in navigation, guidance, estimation, Kalman filters, controls, inertial devices, signal processing, embedded systems and many others. Some of the work areas include: GPS-denied and GPS-Degraded navigation, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle GNC algorithm development, hypersonic vehicle GNC algorithm development, ground vehicle navigation, missile flight trajectory and attitude reconstruction, 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 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 schedules, 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.



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