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What Your Job Will Be Like:
The W87-0 Sentinel Integration program is seeking an experienced R&D Electrical Engineer to join our multidisciplinary teams performing critical work advancing warhead deployment of the land-based leg of the nuclear deterrent triad! Our people are designing and building a suite of Joint Environmental Test Units and Joint Test Assemblies to enable W87-0 integration on the Air Force’s Sentinel missile. This is a highly collaborative work environment where successful candidates will be involved in design maturation, hardware assembly, and qualification testing. If you're looking to be part of a dynamic, hardworking team, this may be the position for you!
On any given day, you may be called on to:
+ Develop detailed understanding of customer requirements and ensure maturation of requirements for specific systems aspects or components
+ Collaborate with system engineers and component engineers, and provide technical guidance on critical design elements
+ Conduct test planning to verify requirements and qualify hardware
+ Direct execution of tests and data analysis to develop systems level understanding of collected data and lead anomaly resolution process
+ Support ongoing field exercises
+ Present to diverse audiences at technical design reviews and programmatic meetings
+ Represent Sandia on multi-organizational project teams (i.e. NNSA, DoD, LLNL, SNL)
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.
Qualifications We Require:
+ Master’s degree in an engineering or science discipline and 6 or more years of relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science discipline with at least 10 years of relevant experience
+ Possess expertise in one or more of the following areas: developing requirements and concepts of operation; performing trade studies; leading system design activities; performing project management; developing and testing prototype systems; analyzing test data; troubleshooting prototype electronics; qualifying systems
+ Willingness and ability to travel up to 25%
+ Ability to obtain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
+ Experience with telemetry and sensor integration and test
+ Experience with radiation hard electronics and cable qualification
+ Experience with Hardware-in-the-Loop testing
+ Experience with RF system design and characterization
+ Experience with electrical cable development and production
+ Experience leading a small team of engineers
+ Experience in digital or analog design
+ Experience with cryptographic product design/development/test
+ Experience working with DOE, NNSA, DoD, or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
+ An active U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance
About Our Team:
The W87-0 Sentinel System Integration team’s mission is to certify the W87-0 warhead for first flight on the Air Force’s Sentinel missile. Activities include creating a Joint Environmental Test Unit to provide environmental data from Sentinel test flights and developing Joint Test Assembly (JTA) 4b to certify the weapon system for operational use. Our diverse team of engineers and technical professionals provide expertise in multiple subject areas, including systems, electrical, mechanical, software and qualification engineering. This work is performed with an array of mission partners across a spectrum of security boundaries.
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.
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.
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: 692128