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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


Radar system analysis and design engineers in the Airborne ISR Analysis & Applications department aid in developing state\-of\-the\-art remote sensing systems\. They function as members of teams which design, implement, and optimize processing algorithms and systems for embedded, real\-time environments that include Synthetic Aperture Radar \(SAR\); Ground Moving Target Indication \(GMTI\); Coherent Change Detection \(CCD\); Fuzing; and Tagging, Tracking and Locating \(TTL\)\.

The Radar ISR Applications & Analysis Department is looking for a early to mid\-career professional analysts:

+ Develop and integrate advanced signal processing algorithms for image formation, detection, tracking, resilience, or target/signal exploitation;
+ Predict and characterize radar system and subsystem performance and error contributions;
+ Experiment with research and operational systems to test, evaluate, troubleshoot, and improve designs and developments;
+ Study trade spaces for the design and specification of systems to meet application needs;
+ Analyze system requirements, capabilities, and functionality using high level languages;
+ Contribute to end\-to\-end innovation including proposal writing for research and development concepts, as well as the execution and documentation of research; and
+ Report findings to internal and external customers, stakeholders, or the radar community, as appropriate\.


+ Requires a bachelor’s and master’s degree in relevant STEM discipline\.

- The requirement for a STEM Master’s degree can be waived for candidates with a bachelor’s in a relevant STEM discipline and engineering or scientific experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform independent research and development\.
+ Experience with software tools for developing algorithms and modeling or analyzing systems\.
+ Demonstrated abilities in signal processing and physics\-based, data\-driven, or mathematical analysis, modeling, and algorithm development for advanced radar systems\.


+ An advanced degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Physics\.
+ Good technical communications skills \-\- in conversation, presentations, and in writing\.
+ Team player with strong analytical and problem\-solving skills\.
+ Understanding of and experience with system engineering as a process\.
+ Recent experience with embedded software \(FPGA programming, interpolation kernels, waveform design\)\.
+ MATLAB software experience\.
+ Experience with radar system hardware \(RF and antennas\)\.
+ Experience with radar phenomenology analysis \(electromagnetics, propagation, target scattering\)\.
+ Experience conducting research and development\.

Department Description:

The Radar ISR Applications & Analysis Department works within Sandia’s Radar Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Business area to develop and field high\-performance multi\-mode radar systems\. Our department specializes in deep engineering analysis of radar system design, modeling radar interactions with scenes and targets, analyzing radar performance in challenging real\-world environments, project management, high\-performance architectures and implementations, radar experimentation, and field\- and flight\-test\. We apply our engineering skills to all phases of the system life cycle from fundamental research to use in the field with direct national security impact\.

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.