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Job Category:
R& D Systems Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an innovative R&D Systems Engineer to work within multi\-disciplinary teams to develop next\-generation remote sensing and targeting systems architectures and advanced optical and radio frequency \(RF\) communications and sensor concepts for the Remote Sensing and Verification \(RSV\) business area\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

• Develop conceptual system architectures and communications and sensor concepts that address critical national security challenges\.

• Refine, verify and validate conceptual designs and develop mission\-traceable requirements using model\-based systems engineering\.

• Work within multi\-disciplinary teams to develop physics\-based models that represent conceptual remote sensing, communications and targeting solutions within customer\-accredited modeling and assessment frameworks\.

• Develop presentations, simulations, white papers and proposals for internal and external customers


• Master’s degree in Physics or a Science or Engineering Discipline relevant to the development of remote sensing systems

• Demonstrated ability to develop and present ideas and results in oral and written form\.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team environment\.


• Master’s or Ph\.D\. in Optical Engineering , Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Physics

• Experience or education in satellite systems engineering\.

• Experience or education in optical or RF satellite communications \(SATCOM\)\.

• Experience or education in satellite remote sensing systems or phenomenology\.

• Experience or education in satellite ground systems, data centers, or operations centers\.

• Experience modeling optical or RF systems and phenomenology using Matlab

• Experience designing complex systems using Simulink and Stateflow\.

• Current TS/SCI

Department Description:

Organization 6774, Intelligent Sensing Systems, specializes in the development of remote sensing, communications and targeting solutions in support of a diverse suite of critical national security missions\.

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 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:

Position requires a SCI security clearance\.

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


This Limited Term Employee \(LTE\) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years\.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.