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R& D Microwave & Sensor Engineer-Pulsed Power/Electromagnetics (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking qualified candidates to join the Directed Energy team with a focus on compact Pulsed Power development and/or High Power Electromagnetic \(HPEM\) systems\. The department delivers full HPEM system capabilities and knowledge of RF systems, HPEM sources, Pulsed Power, power modulators and/or antenna design or modeling of such systems is required\. This is a fast paced, cutting edge design and research job in a team environment\. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and performing experiments, modeling, analyzing data, preparing proposals, working with multi\-disciplinary teams, and describing the research to customers and others \(through publications and presentations\)\. The individual will work in a fully\-furnished, state\-of\-the\-art high speed electronics, pulsed power/ high voltage, and HPEM laboratory\.


99. Requires a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a relevant STEM discipline\.
99. Experience with RF and Electromagnetics\.
99. The candidate must have experience in presenting scientific results through publications and through conferences\.
99. Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance\.


99. Skills/experience/graduate work in any of the following areas: Marx generators, pulse forming lines, high voltage switching \(gas, solid state, liquid, electrical trigger, laser trigger\), high power electromagnetic systems, RF design, RF sources, Pulsed Power or RF modeling, advance materials, or other related technologies\.
99. Needs to be a self\-starter able to adapt to a fast\-paced, DoD customer\-focused operation with emphasis on meeting milestones\.
99. Demonstrated experience in effectively working in a team environment\. The candidate must have good documentation skills \(for assistance in record keeping, documentation, and ES&H compliance\) and attention to detail\.
99. Some experience with some subset of the following tools: electrostatic codes, circuit codes, Mathcad/Matlab, Labview, HFSS, FEKO, PSpice, Solidworks or other design tools\.
99. Experience with analog and digital circuit design for controls\.
99. FPGA programming experience is desired\.
99. Knowledge of the current state of the art in HPEM directed energy is desired\.
99. Team building and program management skills would be a plus\.

Department Description:

The Directed Energy Special Applications Department \(05443\) performs research and development on directed energy technologies and associated sensors and components\. The areas of interest include high power electromagnetic systems, compact Pulsed Power, photoconductive semiconductor switches, and radio\-frequency sources, antennas and associated effects on electronics\.

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.