What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a highly motivated Electrical Engineer to join our dynamic team and contribute to the testing and analysis of a wide array of electronic components, subassemblies and systems with a focus on advanced development and system qualification. The successful candidate will have a passion for solving difficult technical problems, as well as a dedication to providing outstanding service in the national interest.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Determine EMI/EMC requirements for systems in development based on the intended mission and associated use environments
- Ensure that designs meet defined EMI/EMC requirements
- Write documents, control plans and test reports as needed
- Troubleshoot EMI issues from board to system level
- Operate a variety of EMI, RF and electronics test equipment
- Team with project leads, hardware designers and product realization teams
Qualifications We Require
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics or other engineering field plus 10 years’ in electromagnetic environmental effects OR Master’s degree in stated field plus 6 years’ experience
- Knowledge of electromagnetic principles and microwave instrumentation, measurements and simulation tools
- Experience with MIL-STD-461 testing and/or other EMI testing standards
Qualifications We Desire
- Advanced degree in the above stated field
- Familiarity with TEMPEST testing and/or a willingness to become TEMPEST trained
- Experience in fast-paced test environment with flight hardware
- Demonstrated experience troubleshooting EMI/EMC events from board to system level
- Fundamental knowledge of ESD, survivability and TEMPEST design techniques
- Attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
- Experience managing work including leading others and planning work
About Our Team
We have researched and developed new monitoring systems and technologies for over half a century. Building on that legacy, today we support national security missions involving nuclear proliferation detection, treaty monitoring, arms control, and various needs within the national security communities.
We are responsible for the development, qualification and delivery of high reliability sensor and power subsystems for National Security customers. We provide EMI and ESD characterization and qualification testing along with “design for EMC” guidance. The department also has design and product realization responsibility for one of the subsystems in the Global Burst Detector (GBD) satellite payload and associated test systems.
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.
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.