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R&D S&E, Telemetry Electronics Engineer

Livermore, CA 94550
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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.


_Who We Are_

The mission is why you come, the people is why you stay.

At Sandia National Laboratories, the magnitude of our mission is immense. Working in Telemetry, your contributions will directly impact national security by ensuring the reliability of Americas nuclear stockpile. We have an amazing interdisciplinary team ready to attack the next big engineering challenge thrown our way and are always on the lookout for the next great creative-tinkerer or innovative-designer that we can help grow into experts and leaders within the inclusive, family-like culture weve built.

With a wide-array of on-going projects and new projects on the horizon, opportunity abounds to hone your current skills and grow new skills; and because our telemetry units interact with all aspects of nuclear weapon systems, you get to learn and see the big picture down to smallest components across the weapon lifecycle. If you believe youre up for the challenge and can excel in our team-focused, mission-critical Telemetry projects, wed love to meet you!

_What We Do_

Our telemetry systems staff design, develop, and qualify weapon system instrumentation (or telemetry systems) for use in Joint Test Assembly (JTA) surveillance flight tests, system-level ground tests, and researched-based experimental flight tests for all U.S. nuclear deterrent systems. Telemetry systems interface with the weapon systems to collect and transmit performance data, state of health data, and custom sensor data in combined environment tests. As a cornerstone of the Stockpile Evaluation Program, our JTA efforts allow critical assessment of weapon systems hardware and processes and Department of Defense (DoD) platforms.

_What We Need_

We are looking to hire an Early Career Electronics Engineer to design and test Printed Wiring Boards and Printed Wiring Assemblies for a JTA Telemetry product early in its design cycle. Electronics Engineers in Telemetry are expected to work in teams with experienced engineers to create one or more PWB/PWAs through its development lifecycle (requirement definition, design, fabricate, test, update, document) and work closely with team members to integrate your pieces into a complete electro-mechanical system. This position would also play a major role in interfacing with Sandias design definition team (ECAD) and would be expected to modify schematics and product layout drawing using the MentorGraphics toolkit.

_What Youll Do_

Objective 1: Learn Sandia Processes

30-day goal Complete all required corporate training. Gain access to relevant information, software and tools based on team processes.

60-day goal Read and be familiar with Telemetry Hardware and Firmware Development Guidelines and corporate Realize Product Procedures.

Objective 2: Develop the Telemetry Product

60-day goal Review and understand electrical requirements, system architecture, and schematics of the existing system.

4-month goal Lead a technical review of assigned product in front of technical experts.

1stYear goal Test and Integrate your products into the telemetry system and support the team through the Baseline Design Review. Show competency with Sandias suite of EE design simulation tools.


+ Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline
+ Ability to travel for business up to 25% time.
+ Ability to obtain a DOE Top Secret Q Security Clearance.


+ Demonstrated Electronics/Electrical Engineering design skills and understanding.
+ Experience with VHDL and embedded systems.
+ Experience with PWB/PWA layout
+ Experience with light electronics testing in a laboratory environment.
+ Active DOE or transferable Security Clearance

Department Description:

Sandia California's Telemetry and Stockpile Support Department develops and maintains telemetry systems in support of the nuclear deterrence surveillance mission. Telemetry systems has responsibility for all aspects of telemetry development, including conceptual design, prototype development and testing, and transitioning production work to DOE production agencies. Telemetry systems integrate precision sensor electronics and signal conditioning with RF communication systems to support flight testing of Joint Test Assemblies. Work is performed by teams of electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, in partnership with quality engineering, reliability engineering, and project management. Current development mission assignments include the W88 ALT370 JTA8 project, the W78 JTA6R project, and the W76 JTA3 project. Stockpile support oversees the quality, reliability, and availability of all qualified telemetry systems that are being used in the on-going surveillance mission.

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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-06

 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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