R&D Electrical Engineer - W93/Mk7 Systems Electrical Design (Experienced) Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7193084 (Ref:Sa692041)

Posted: November 11, 2023

Job Description

About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a driven R&D Electrical Engineer to join the W93/Mk7 systems electrical design team. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, mission-driven team who partners with systems and technology maturation counterparts to leverage and apply new designs, tools and concepts towards the W93/Mk7 program, while at the same time incorporating best known methods and lessons learned from previous modernization programs. The W93/Mk7 engineering positions require the ability to team and communicate effectively to meet team and program objectives. On any given day, you may be called on to: • Research past and present nuclear weapon systems to support design activities.• Lead development of system level design concepts and functional architecture incorporating requirements, nuclear safety, advanced concepts, and modularity.• Perform system/subsystem trade studies and technical evaluations, balancing performance, costs, risks, functionalities, and technology maturation thus influencing the downelection towards a new warhead design.• In partnership with Tech Mat counterparts, serve as the primary interface between systems and component/subsystem teams to drive successful design integration across all phases of the program and to ensure system requirements are documented and met.• Support the characterization and qualification of the W93/Mk7 design.• Interact with other laboratories, production sites, and component organizations to enable the design, integration, and manufacturability of the W93/Mk7 system (DoD, NNSA, LANL, LM Space, KCNSC, Pantex, AWE, Pantex).• Review and approve system, subsystem, or component level electrical drawings (e.g., CK, WD).• Review and approve simulation results with respect to functional requirements.• Create system/subsystem/component technical requirements, interface documents, and associated design definitions utilizing program configuration management tools (PRIME, DOORS, PDMlink, MBSE) in coordination with the requirements team.• Coordinate and execute the modeling, analysis, and model-based engineering activities to meet system objectives.• Support problem solving and issue resolution to address interface challenges. This position requires domestic travel, and potentially occasional international travel. Due to the nature of work, successful candidate must be able to work onsite. Salary Range: $101,400 - $201,400 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential. Qualifications We Require: + Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field plus 5 or more years’ of related experience; or equivalent engineering and scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development. + Training in two or more of the following areas: + Experience in a circuit simulation tool (SPICE) + Experience in digital or analog circuit design + Experience in integrating analog circuits for embedded subsystems + Embedded software development experience + Experience with Electrical CAD tools, and printed circuit board layout + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Master’s degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering + Experience in system engineering of complex systems. + Experience working on Nuclear Deterrence programs, either in systems or component organizations + Experience working on system design, development, production, or related modeling/simulation projects. + Demonstrated ability to plan and execute technical work. + An active DOE Q clearance About Our Team: The Advanced and Exploratory Systems department has responsibility to provide system-level leadership for the advanced and exploratory activities necessary to support current and future nuclear weapon needs. The department establishes a systems context to the research and development efforts of the component and Science and Technology communities. The department is currently pursuing advanced concepts and system development activities in support of National Nuclear Security Administration Phase 1 studies. Posting Duration: 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. 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: 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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Job ID: 692041


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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