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


We are seeking a R&D S&E, Electrical Engineer to support automated tester development for the Mk21 AFA\. The need for of unique Mk21 AFA configurations for flight and ground test activities necessitates updates to the functionality of the AFA Development tester\. This position with focus primarily on LabView software development and testing\. The Electrical Tester Engineer responsibilities include tester updates and maintenance and verifying tester functionality for use in ground test qualification activities\. Key responsibilities include electrical acceptance testing, test result evaluation and verification activities\. Electrical Tester engineering responsibilities also include defining and coordinating acceptance testing processes at KCNSC and maturation of the Product Specification\.

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

+ Implement AFA development tester functionality updates and maintenance\.
+ Resolve software and testing bugs in AFA development tester\.
+ Coordinate tester functionality and compatibility with unique AFA testing needs\.
+ Maintain AFA tester configuration and certification of functional updates\.
+ Coordinate AFA testing needs with KCNSC in support of production acceptance testing\.

Modest travel is required to support program office interactions and system integration activities\.


+ Bachelor’s and advanced degree \(Master’s or PhD\) in Electrical Engineering; or Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering plus 4 years relevant experience in lieu of an advanced degree\.


+ Motivated to work in broad electrical / systems and test engineering environment
+ Effective working in team working environment
+ Electrical hardware or software design or test experience\.
+ Experience in software development with LabView\.
+ Previous experience Nuclear Weapon System or Component Development

Department Description:

The Common/Adaptable Fuze Development Department is a new department in 2130 that will focus on the systems engineering design and development of the Common/Adaptable Fuze for the USAF Mk21/W87 and Mk12A/W78 programs\. Key activities for FY12 include the execution of the Phase 6\.2/2A activities for the USAF programs and coordinating the Common/Adaptable Fuze Strategy between the Navy and the USAF\.

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.