Sandia Corporation Albuquerque , NM 87101
What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?
We are seeking an experienced Controls Engineer to support aerospace control systems applications. You will be capable of the design, implementation, and analysis of aero-control systems, including both electro-servomechanisms and closed-loop multi-axis aerospace vehicle control algorithms. Applicants with a passion for hardware system applications are strongly urged to apply.
On any given day, your responsibilities will include:
Apply control systems technologies to aerospace applications in connection with prototype hypersonic flight test vehicle demonstrations
Support and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams engaged in the development and application of the Nation's most challenging flight control system prototyping and demonstration activities
Travel to remote test ranges and actively participate in missile flight test operations
Represent Sandia technical accomplishments in customer and professional conference venues
Qualifications We Require
You have a master's and bachelor's in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, plus five or more years related experience
Your background includes experience with classical, modern, and non-linear control system design theory, including the use of computer-aided analysis and design tools, such as MATLAB/SIMULINK
Your skillset includes experience developing non-linear dynamics models
You can obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, your background would also include:
PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering with a focus in controls.
Experience with the realization and implementation of real time digital simulations.
Experience with navigation systems including both GPS and inertial.
Experience with guidance systems.
Knowledge of Kalman filter theory and signal processing techniques.
Familiarity with 6-DOF trajectory simulations.
Familiarity with actuator systems.
Knowledge of rocket propulsion systems, explosives, earth penetrators; aerodynamics.
Proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes and digital logic analyzers.
The ability to work effectively on multi-disciplinary project teams.
A working knowledge of real-time software implementations including operating systems for embedded computer applications
Active DOE L or Q-Level security clearance, or equivalent DoD S or TS clearance.
Strong writing and oratory skills with supporting Journal article or Conference Proceeding publications
About Our Team
The Navigation Guidance and Control (NGC) II department provides technology solutions and support to both Offensive and Defensive Military Systems development projects within the Integrated Military Systems Program at Sandia. Hardware and software technologies are developed, integrated, and tested to provide flight control solutions for missiles and hypersonic reentry platforms. Typically, these systems support the Missile Defense Agency, Army, Navy, and other Department of Defense Agencies. Our programs cover a broad spectrum of applications; from advanced aerodynamically controlled vehicles dropped from aircraft, to maneuvering hypersonic warheads, to ballistic missile systems. All of the activities require the extensive use of real time embedded computers and custom real-time software for the realization of affiliated fully-integrated flight control system solutions. The NGC group is significantly involved in modeling and simulation activities in support of these same application areas as well as activities for the Sandia Space Mission Program. The department strives to provide leadership to the Laboratory and the Nation in the creative development, use, and application of both NGC and mod/sim technologies. The NGC Department staff pride themselves in team accomplishments, professional development and the mentorship of others.
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*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
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.
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.