We are looking for an Electromagnetic Engineer to join our team. You will direct systematic studies toward a fuller knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts, and discover innovative approaches to achieve goals. You will use engineering principles to research, design, or develop structures, instruments, machines, experiments, processes, systems, theories, or technologies; to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
You will plan, conceive, conduct, or manage research and development for Sandia's customers and sponsors
You will build new understandings and capabilities by using the scientific method's hypothesis, test, and evaluation techniques; critical review; or similar engineering research and development methods
Initiates, designs, develops, executes, and evaluates new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research
Responsible for the development and possible technology transfer of solutions, products, principles or technology
You will undertake creative work, making systematic use of investigation or experimentation, to discover or revise knowledge of reality, and uses this knowledge to devise new applications.
About Our Team
Department 1353 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) Programs. Our capabilities include experimental electromagnetics, the design and manufacturing of advanced power electronic and repetitive pulsed power systems, compact high current drivers, electron beam accelerators, x-ray sources, development and analysis of advanced materials and components, and plasma physics. Department 1353 employs a comprehensive research approach that includes analysis, simulation, and hardware verification. Our customers include the DOE, NNSA, DOD and industry in applications of experimental electrical sciences for stockpile stewardship, homeland defense, and commercial applications. The department operates a number of large scale Electromagnetic (EM) and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) facilities and is responsible for testing and analysis of non-nuclear components and systems in EM (EMP) environments. The department also operates smaller facilities and test-beds to conduct research on high voltage breakdown, power electronics, and pulsed power component development. We frequently collaborate with other Sandia organizations including Integrated Military Systems, Radiation Sciences, Material Sciences and Energy, Resources and Systems.
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 with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Qualifications We Require
MS in electrical engineering, physics, or other relevant field with a minimum of 5 years of experience with experimental electromagnetic research
Electromagnetic research demonstrated through publications
The ability to obtain a Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire
PhD in electrical engineering, physics, or other relevant field with at least 5 years of experience with electromagnetic based experiments
Demonstrated ability to create and develop advanced technologies
Knowledge of and demonstrated abilities with electrical simulations tools (e.g. Matlab, LABVIEW, PSPICE, and full wave solvers)
Familiarity with MIL-STD susceptibility testing and standard EM laboratory instrumentation, including network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, time domain reflectometers, etc.
Familiarity with EM test enclosures such as reverberation chambers, anechoic chambers, and TEM/GTEM cells
Strong interpersonal skills, including effective leadership, delegation, teamwork, negotiation, conflict resolution and mentoring skills
Flexible to take on new challenges in subsystem and system design
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, and reports
Analytical, research and problem-solving skills
High voltage electrical safety training or willingness to complete training
Experience with electrostatic discharge experiments and research
Experience in design and analysis of Power Electronic and Electronic Systems
Ability to lead complex laboratory experiments
Willingness to be flexible in job assignments
Willingness to manage project schedules, budgets, and deliverables
Ability to work effectively in a team and to lead technologists
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.
Internal Number: 662968
About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov.