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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Engineering and Design Integration Center \(2600\) is a multi\-discipline, product\-focused organization that provides engineering design, components, subsystems, integration, testing, and field support for nuclear weapons and other national security applications\. Examples of these applications include the development of satellite and other space\-flight payloads, testing for high consequence military programs, nuclear weapon safety mechanisms, high reliability electronic products, as well as telemetry and software systems\. The Center is divided into four main competencies: Advanced Mechanical Systems Designs, Firing & Embedded Systems, Ri\-Rel

Job Summary

The successful applicant will join a high performing technical team in the design, development, qualification, and delivery of highly specialized hardware and software components and subsystems for national security applications\. These components frequently must be designed to meet demanding performance specifications, offer extremely high reliability, enable integration and interfacing to complex host systems, and meet stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. Successful candidates, depending on job selection/placement, will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions in a wide variety of software and/or hardware disciplines including embedded development for real\-time systems, printed circuit board design, digital design using VHDL or Verilog, and trusted systems\.

Some travel may be required\.


Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or relevant engineering discipline with an undergraduate degree in science, engineering or mathematics

Demonstrated software design, development, and delivery experience in C, C\+\+, or similar programming languages

Experience utilizing revision control tools \(CVS, Subversion, GIT, etc\.\) in a configuration controlled environment

Experience with VHDL and/or Verilog and FPGAs

Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-Level security clearance


Advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science with evidence of high academic achievement, typically represented by an undergraduate GPA greater than 3\.2 on a 4\.0 scale and a graduate GPA greater than 3\.7 on a 4\.0 scale\.

Ability to use standard lab equipment \(oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc\.\)

Ability to work in a team environment interacting with multidisciplinary subject matter experts

PCB design experience for high speed applications\.

Experience with multiple FPGA architectures\.

Proven track record of delivering high quality products\.

Experience with the entire design development cycle from requirements definition to requirements verification and delivery\.

Experience analyzing and debugging complex systems at both the component and system level

An understanding of commonly used data structures and algorithms for software development\.

An understanding of software design and architecture, including use of common UML artifacts and diagrams\.

Proficiency in Python or other scripting languages\.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, typically evidenced through technical publications and presentations\.

Experience with FPGA architectures and/or embedded software development for real\-time systems\.

Active DOE Q\-Level security clearance\.

Department Description:

Department 2622, High Integrity Software Systems, provides surety engineering for high consequence hardware and software based systems for our government and industry customers\. Major projects include developing NSA certified fail safe systems and providing Anti\-Tamper System Engineering intended to prevent and/or delay exploitation of critical technologies\.

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 Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

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\.

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

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.