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Electrical Systems Engineer/Flight Test Vehicle

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Posting DurationThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.Salary Range$113,500 $223,500*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.What Your Job Will Be LikeThe W87-1 System team is at the forefront of a program to modernize the W87-1, a replacement for the W78 warhead. Plans call for fielding the W87-1 on the Department of Defense's (DoDs) new United States Air Force (USAF) Sentinel missile within the Mk21A Reentry Vehicle (RV), two major USAF acquisition programs in concurrent development with the W87-1.We are seeking a W87-1 Flight Test Vehicle (FTV) Electrical Engineer (Job Title R& D S&E Electrical Engineer) to join the W87-1 Systems team! You will be supporting system level electrical integration, assembly, and testing for W87-1 Flight Test Vehicles (FTVs) from Sandia National Laboratories California (SNL/CA) including environmental Flight Test Units (EFTUs) and Developmental Joint Test Assembly 10s (DJTA10s).On any given day you may be called to:Plan and/or support electromagnetic compatibility, battery discharge, and electrical integration testing.Partner with components, Systems, test teams, and test facilities.Support pre-flight assembly activities at Vandenberg Space Force Base, coordinate receipt of flight test data, process and distribute data to stakeholders.Support data processing of flight test data via the Sandia ground station.Support Air Force discussions, system-level and component requirements, system-level reviews, and ground testing.Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.Qualifications We RequireBachelor's degree plus (5) or more years' related experience; or Master's degree plus3 or more years' related experience, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline.2 or more years of experience contributing within a Systems Engineering or Telemetry (TM) team on a LEP, Mod, Advanced & Exploratory, Stockpile System or a related/equivalent DoD program.Academic or job experiences in areas such as: engineering design, qualification, production, or related modeling/simulation projects.Ability to travel up to 25%.The ability to obtain a US DoE Q-level security clearance.Qualifications We DesireAbility to function in a fast-paced and multidisciplinary team environmentAbility to maintain a constructive approach in a dynamic environmentExperience working on systems or component requirements, design, qualification, or productionExperience with Phase 6.X NSE or DoD 5000 program executionFamiliarity with engineering tools and languages such as PSpice, Cadence/OrCAD, DxDesigner, Altium, MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, C/C++ and PythonBasic understanding of software programming for instrumentationOutstanding verbal and written skills, including the ability to build and present briefings that are clear and compellingAbility to take initiative and be a self-starter in an ambiguous environmentActive US DoE Q-level security clearance or DoD TS-level clearanceAbout Our TeamThe W87-1 System team is responsible for designing and qualifying the W87-1 warhead and for working with the Sentinel Missile System Project Officer (SPO) to integrate the warhead with the missile. The team comprises advanced-degree technical staff with backgrounds in electrical, mechanical, and systems engineering. Additionally, the team includes core partners in project management, reliability, quality, nuclear safety, surveillance, engineering sciences, and material sciences. The W87-1 system team collaborates closely with LLNL as Design Agencies for the program. The system team also participates in multiple subgroups supporting the USAF Project Officers Group (POG).About SandiaSandia 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 worldwideExtraordinary co-workersSome of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the worldCareer advancement and enrichment opportunitiesFlexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)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 ClearanceSandia is required by DOE 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 need to be able to obtain and 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.EEOAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Milpitas , Electrical Systems Engineer/Flight Test Vehicle, Professions , Milpitas, California

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