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R&D Senior Electrical Engineer - Systems (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to solve problems and build cutting-edge systems? Join a dynamic team that modernizes our Nations most critical weapon systems to ensure strategic deterrence for America! You will leave each day from work knowing you played a part in keeping our country safe and secure. If this motivates you, we are seeking a highly motivated Senior Electrical Engineer to join the NM Weapons Systems Engineering Center.

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

+ Work with a tightly integrated, interdisciplinary team to design, qualify and produce nuclear weapon systems.
+ Derive customer requirements into functional requirements for subsystems and components.
+ Architect electrical systems to meet customer requirements.
+ Lead a sub-discipline of the system electrical team. Examples include, fuzing systems, platform interfaces, safety systems, functional integration and data analysis.
+ Represent the Systems Engineering team within the Component Engineering teams to ensure lower level piece parts are implemented in a manner that guarantees requirements are met across functional interfaces.
+ Lead the execution of functional qualification activities including the planning, implementation and documentation of system level tests.
+ Design, build and qualify custom test equipment to verify system level designs meet requirements.
+ Develop, qualify and run software to analyze test results.
+ Author requirements for subsystem and system level production acceptance testing.
+ Interact and represent Sandia National Laboratories with partner organizations across the laboratory and external organizations, such as, the Air Force, Navy, NNSA and others.


+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, plus (10) years relevant experience; or equivalent engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job duties.
+ Position requires the ability to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.


+ Electrical hardware or software design or test experience.
+ Experience developing custom test equipment for large scale electrical/electronic systems.
+ Previous Nuclear Weapon System or Component experience.
+ Experience with SNL processes in system qualification, design definition processes and configuration control.
+ Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, demonstrating initiative and leadership.
+ Motivation to work with a large integrated Systems team with broad interaction.
+ Must be able to apply strong interpersonal and communications skills working with a diverse team ranging from skilled laborers to PhD engineers/scientist.
+ Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technical work.
+ Ability to negotiate competing requirements to give the best system-level outcome.
+ Ability to discover, understand and articulate constraints, options, paths-forward.
+ Strong written and verbal communication skills.
+ Commitment to operational safety, security and quality.
+ Active US DOE Q-level security clearance or DOD Top Secret clearance.

Department Description:

The NM Weapon Systems Engineering Center performs systems engineering and systems management for the stewardship of New Mexico developed nuclear weapons and associated nuclear weapon capabilities. Ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of weapons throughout their life cycle and the development and maintenance of competency through advanced development of new technologies are an essential part of Center activities.

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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-11 Expires: 2021-02-11

 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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