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


The Space & Flight Systems Department is seeking an engineer to design hardware and software for embedded satellite systems, embedded flight systems, and embedded ground systems\. These systems contain various electronic devices, including Field Programmable Gate Arrays \(FPGAs\) using VHDL\. There are additional opportunities for non\-embedded hardware systems as well\. Circuit board layout and testing is also required\.

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

+ Work with a team of hardware engineers and meet with internal customers and design team, including software engineers, to develop embedded systems to meet customer requirements\.
+ Design electronic embedded systems using the latest technology to meet system requirements\.
+ Design and build test fixtures to test embedded systems\.


99. Requires a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering; or a Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering plus four years related experience\.
99. Skills in hardware electronics design, PCB board design, and test fixture design\.
99. Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance\.


99. Skills in programming languages C and C\+\+, and VHDL and LabView\.
99. Current and active DOE Q\-level security clearance\.

Department Description:

Organization 5336, The Space and Flight Systems department provides hardware and software development for embedded satellite systems, embedded flight systems, and embedded ground systems\. These systems range from localized controller applications to high\-end node based computers serving as the heart of a satellite payload\. Because of the high cost of payload launch, the design focus is on ultra\-reliability, small size, and real time response\. Department 5336 consists of staff from the disciplines of electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and electronics technology\. These highly skilled staff members bring a quality emphasis to the creation of robust reliable embedded system designs\.

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.