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R&D Systems Engineer (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.


We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to become part of our dynamic team. The selected candidate will be a leader in the development, qualification, and integration of next generation RF electronics systems in critical national security platforms, such as hypersonic glide bodies, nuclear weapons, and space payloads.

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

+ Develop trust-based partnerships with organizations internal and external to Sandia.
+ Lead and listen to a multidisciplinary team of engineers and subject-matter experts.
+ Use engineering principles to conduct trade studies, release documentation, and realize product.
+ Provide programmatic and technical status updates to SNL management and external partners.
+ External partners include Department of Defense sponsors, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Kansas City National Security Center (KCNSC) production plant, and other supply chain vendors.
+ Internal partners include various component, systems, design definition, test and evaluation, and computational simulation organizations.


+ Masters degree in STEM discipline plus three years relevant experience; or a bachelors degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) plus six years relevant experience.
+ This position requires domestic travel.
+ Active DOE Q clearance.


Ideally, we would like your background to include one or more of the following:

+ Knowledge and practice of formal product realization processes and procedures.
+ Direct engineering experience with hypersonics, nuclear weapons, or space payloads.
+ Experience in executing qualification and delivery of components.
+ Previous working relationships with two or more of the external and internal partners listed above.
+ Familiarity with delivering high rigor systems, production, product development and qualification, testing and evaluation, modeling and simulation.
+ Experience in leading a diverse team.
+ Ability to work effectively with management.
+ Effective written and oral communication skills.
+ Ability to integrate into and work effectively across multiple technical teams.

Department Description:

The RF & Electronics Systems Center (Center 5300) provides key electronics systems deliverables to a wide variety of nuclear weapons, space, intelligence and military programs across Sandia and the nation. The Advanced RF Systems group (5330) supports the Nations technology superiority strategies by delivering capabilities for RF & spectral dominance, global highly-reliable communications, and novel advancements for future strength. We are a highly dynamic set of departments that cross-team to provide integrated engineering systems solutions ranging from core research through prototype development and high-end, fielded products. The Electronic Systems Department strives to:

+ Provide advanced hardware designs for strategic flight and ground systems.
+ Develop talented staff and partnerships to advance national capabilities.
+ Engage with partners to link communities and expertise for electronic components.

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 Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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: 2021-01-12 Expires: 2021-02-12

 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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