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.
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking one R&D S&E, Microwave & Sensor Engineer
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Would you like to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security? If so, we encourage you to explore this exciting opportunity within Sandia National Laboratories!
The Directed Energy Enterprise (Departments 05497-Directed Energy Missions, 05498-Directed Energy Applications, and 05499-Directed Energy Assessments) are actively seeking a motivated Microwave & Sensor Engineers to join our high performing team! As the selected candidate, you job will primarily consist of assessing the response of various electronic systems or components to High Power Microwave (HPM) illumination as well as evaluating the effectiveness of HPM sources.
On any given day, you may be called upon to:
- Writing project proposals
- Creating design of experiments
- Developing a detailed understanding of the unit or system under test
- Executing tests and directing test execution
- Analyzing test results
- Communicating test results (presentations and written reports) to stakeholders
- Making recommendations on how to improve effectiveness of an HPM attack and improve survivability against an HPM attack
- Assessing HPM weapon systems
- Interfacing with customers and partners
- Shaping the future through new concepts and applications of the technology
- Expanding department’s reach into new mission spaces
- Timely delivery on commitments
- Participation in professional societies and conferences
- Assisting in other areas within the Directed Energy Enterprise (DEE)
Qualifications We Require
- Master’s or PhD degree in EE, Physics, or equivalent STEM Field
- Experience with RF diagnostics and instrumentation
- Experience with RF testing and data analysis
- RF modeling and simulation experience
- Willingness to travel occasionally
- Ability to obtain Q and SCI clearances
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, your background would also include:
- Experience interfacing with DoD or DOE/NNSA organizations
- Experience measuring shielding effectiveness and/or identifying effects of RF interference
- Experience with RF source and antenna design
- Experience with electromagnetic propagation
- Experience with project management
- Experience with the following tools: electrostatic codes, circuit codes, Mathcad/MATLAB or Mathematica or Python, LabVIEW, HFSS, FEKO, PSpice, SolidWorks
- Experience with analog and digital circuit design for controls
- FPGA programming experience
- Knowledge of the current state of the art in directed energy
- Team building and program management skills would be a plus
- A self-starter able to adapt to a fast-paced, customer-focused operation with emphasis on meeting deliverables
- Demonstrated experience in effectively working in a team environment
- Good documentation skills (for assistance in record keeping, documentation, and ES&H compliance) and attention to detail
- Active Q or TS clearance
- Active SCI clearance
About Our Team
The Directed Energy Enterprise (Departments 05497, 05498, 05499) is a high-performance, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to pushing the frontiers of technology. Our primary areas of interest include high-power electromagnetic systems, compact pulsed power systems, radio frequency sources, antennas, and electronic effects phenomena. We execute research and development to support mission execution of Directed Energy technologies and associated sources, sensors, and components. Work environments range from laboratory work in state-of-the-art facilities to field work at local and remote test sites. Work products range from studies and analyses to delivery of beyond-state-of-the-art hardware to support our customer base to move Directed Energy technologies to the war-fighter.
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 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.
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.