R&D Electrical Firing Set Design Lead (Experienced)

Sandia Corporation Albuquerque , NM 87101

Posted 1 week ago

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about your work and want to utilize state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for the nation's security? If so, you could be one of the highly motivated Electronics Engineers we seek to fill multiple positions.

Our department has a portfolio that covers diverse opportunities across Sandia's Nuclear Deterrence mission and various Strategic Partnership Programs supporting work across the U.S. government. You will design, build, test, qualify, and monitor firing subsystems and other high-consequence embedded systems.Our systems are used every single day in U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons and other national security programs for DoD and other customers.

We provide opportunities for leadership, travel, training, mentorship and collaboration across the laboratory. You may be interviewed and/or hired into one of several organizations at Sandia.

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

  • Be the lead designer responsible for multiple electrical firing set designs at various realization levels.

  • Mentor other staff designers in designing firing sets and other analog systems.

  • Present results and progress to key partners, at customer venues and external conferences.

  • Lead coordination activities with system customers, production agencies, and other key partners to support design, testing, development, qualification, and production activities

  • Analyze performance against requirements, build prototypes, and refine designs.

  • Lead the department in safely conducting high voltage design and test activities.

  • Perform modeling and simulation of design performance.

  • Utilize tools and software to perform configuration management and issue engineering authorizations.

Qualifications We Require

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or a relevant field plus 5 years relevant experience.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Analog and high voltage circuit design experience.

  • Nuclear weapons experience.

  • Prior project management or leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Ability to work on cross-organizational/multidisciplinary teams.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask with competing priorities.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

About Our Team

The Firing & Embedded Systems group (2620) is a recognized leader in realizing safe, secure, and reliable products. We research, design, develop, and deliver highly reliable, trusted systems and high consequence hardware and software products to serve our National Security customers today, tomorrow, and always.

Our technical backgrounds are diverse. Some of us have spent years focusing on the fine details of particular technologies and are recognized as nation-level experts. Some of us are generalists and support multiple projectskeeping things connected and developing new skills.

Our teams are comprised of specialists and generalists working together, and it is easy to shift between projects and technical roles over time.

If this environment sounds appealing, we'd like to meet you.

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 with amazing impact 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, strong medical 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) Q-level security clearance to start.

Position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance or active clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD) to be considered for this position.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


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.

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R&D Electrical Firing Set Design Lead (Experienced)

Sandia Corporation