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Radio Frequency (RF) SME for Space Protection

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a Radio Frequency Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the critically important Space Protection mission area. This portfolio needs a dedicated full-time staff member willing and enable to work with a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently to solve unique and complex problems. The selected applicant will engage in leading edge R&D efforts that 1) identify critical capability shortfalls, 2) develop and architect innovative integrated solutions including space system components, and 3) develop cost estimates and project schedules. As part of a coordinated and disciplined approach, concepts will be presented to the Government, along with value propositions and descriptions of how the system impacts the Space Protection mission. The overall objective of SMEPO is to develop funded programs that make national impact and demonstrate, sustain, and enhance Sandias space competencies. All applicants should anticipate a need to support moderate travel.


+ Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Physics, Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical engineering (or related discipline)
+ Three years relevant technical experience with actual and/or modeling and simulation of space-based systems
+ Experience leading government-funded technical R&D projects
+ Experience in satellite payload research, development and engineering
+ Experience with modeling & simulation verification and validation
+ Current DOE Q clearance, or equivalent, and can obtain SCI clearance, which may include a polygraph test


+ Working knowledge of pulsed and CW lasers, infrared, visible, microwave optics and associated sensors, focal plane arrays and space technology
+ Experience in interacting with customers and partners
+ Experience and interest in identifying, realizing and developing new project opportunities
+ Experience with DoD and IC Space Domain Awareness / Space Protection / Space Control communities
+ Experience with EO/IR, radar, and image processing
+ Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

Department Description:

We provide architectures and enabling technologies for pathfinding space-based solutions to national security problems. 6353's focus is on expansion and evolution of mission capabilities for the Space Mission Engineering Program and the Science and Technology Advancing Resilience for Contested Space (STARCS) internal research and development campaign. Responsibilities of 6353 are to foster research and develop solutions in the areas of Space Situational/Domain Awareness (SSA/SDA), Space Protection, and Space Control and nurture strategic partnerships with various government agencies, universities, and industry partners operating and supporting space missions.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.


Posted: 2020-02-04 Expires: 2020-03-06

 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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