The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
27 days old
2018-05-222018-06-22

R&D Embedded RF Signal Processing Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an engineer whose primary focus will be the design and delivery of specialized radio frequency \(RF\) centric special communication systems\. It is crucial to have an in\-depth understanding of mixed\-signal \(RF, analog, digital\) systems which enables the optimization, and troubleshooting of these special communication systems\. Our systems are based on advanced signaling techniques and ultra\-low power RF receiver/transmitter designs\. You will become part of a multi\-discipline, success\-oriented high\-performance team\. The ability to work effectively on both small and large system development teams \(two\-to\-ten members\) is a must\. Good communication and documentation skills, great presentation skills with interest and ability to interact with internal and external customers are also necessary skills to perform successfully in this position\.



On any given day, you may be asked to perform the following functions in relation to the departments initiatives:



+ conceptualization

+ requirements development

+ RF circuit design

+ developmental testing and troubleshooting

+ capturing design definition

+ qualification/acceptance testing process development and execution

+ system deployment support

+ system sustainment activities



This position requires occasional travel of 6\-8 trips within the Continental U\.S\. per year\. Projects range from very fast paced, quick reaction requests in response to real\-world driven needs to longer term, life\-critical efforts with rigorous development requirements\. Also, must motivated by being part of a highly successful project team delivering systems that impact our National Security\.



Required:



+ Advanced degree \(Masters or PhD\) and bachelors degree in Electrical, Electronics, or Computer Engineering, or similar engineering or science discipline\.

+ Experience with RF, Antenna, or Microwave application\.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance and SCI, which may require a polygraph examination\.



Desired:



+ Experience designing miniaturized RF electronics incorporating elements such as RF frequency filters, RF power amplifiers, matching networks, etc\.

+ Knowledge and proficiency in low signal\-to\-noise communication system designs\.

+ Relevant experience and/or course work and interest in wireless communication systems\.

+ Familiarity with general test and measurement equipment \(oscilloscopes, DVM, logic analyzers\) and RF test equipment \(network analyzer, spectrum analyzer\)\.

+ Experience designing and tuning unique form\-factor antennas\.

+ Mixed signal digital and analog hardware design including schematic capture and layout of high density printed wiring assemblies\.

+ Experience controlling RF communication transceiver chips through software and firmware while optimizing their performance\.

+ Matlab programming, data processing and simulation experience\.

+ Hardware level signal processing experience \(FPGA, DSP, GPU\)\.

+ Ability to plan, coordinate, and document laboratory and field tests\.

+ Current and active DOE security clearance\.



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 SCI security clearance\.



Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



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 and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.



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:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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