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R&D Chief Realization Engineer - Sandia Space Mission Engineering Program Office

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: January 24, 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*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 LikeWe strive to enhance and protect the nation's space enterprise. As the trusted resource to our government and industry partners we seek solutions to the toughest space-based mission challenges and respond with resolve, creativity, and skill. Join us to innovate across the spectrum of space infrastructure; from ground stations toflight payloads, new materials to advanced algorithms, modeling and simulation to hardware realization, use the full strength of Sandia to create the future!We are seeking a dedicated R& D Electrical Engineer tolead our realization efforts for the Sandia Space Enterprise. These efforts focus on the application of differentiating technologies and capabilities to the unmet mission needs of our DoD and IC partners. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening existing partnerships withing the U.S. Space Enterprise, using a wide network of internal competencies, maturing advanced electronics architectures as enabling technologies, and the strategic execution of innovative space flight payloads.Space Mission Engineering Program Office: Transformational space mission solutions, expertly realized, to secure the future of space.On any given day, you may be called on to:Collaborate across Sandia technical staff and management to develop strategies and roadmaps for new space electronic technologies, systems, and architectures as a recognized expert in space missions and applicationsFacilitate the growth of our electronic architecture design competency by using Sandia's internal scientific research programs, customer funded advanced development needs, and internal partnershipsLead and collaborate with technical team members across SNL and other government agencies (OGA) on the design of space electronic architecturesLead or guide (via mentorship) space payload realization through full life cycle; conceptual designs, trade studies, detail designs, procedures, assembly, testing, and verificationApply organization knowledge and experience to independently judge and review work quality, performance, and alignment of results with customer expectationsReview research and development proposals for quality, effectiveness, and impact to strategic objectivesDevelop and present proposals for funding from both internal and external customersIdentify resources from across Sandia and OGA/industry to address technical needsServe as a technical/programmatic interface lead for multiple levels of customers/internal managementDocument customer expectations, define performance requirements, and work with technical teams to assure all expectations and requirements are metProvide mentoring, coaching, and guidance for less-experienced staff and managementIdentify gaps and opportunities to drive innovative solutions and create the future of spaceDue to the nature of this position, relocation near Albuquerque, NM is required.Qualifications We RequireBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or relevant STEM field plus 12 years' relevant experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience (MS + 8 years')Ten years' experience designing advanced electronic system architecturesFive years' program and/or project leadership experience with DOD or IC communitiesHands-on experience of working an electronic subsystem through its lifecycle (designs/architecture, implementation/build, testing and deploymentAbility to obtain and maintain a DoE Q and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph test (or equivalent)Qualifications We DesireProven ability to provide effective technical team leadership for creating realized solutions in response to complex and urgent national security challengesDemonstrated ability to develop new methods and processes by identifying new approaches for solving complex and difficult technical problemsExperience with developing and implementing strategic goals and objectivesExperience implementing and leading SCI and/or Special Access Program (SAP) level technical projectsExperience in leading and collaborating with experienced, hard-working technical staffPossess a strong dedication to positive teaming dynamics, strong written and verbal skills, detail oriented with a keen focus on customer serviceExperience developing and presenting proposals to internal and external partnersExperience with electrical systems for satellite payloads, and/or aerospace programsInterest in traveling (-25%) to facilitate customer/industry engagementsActive DOE Q and SCI clearance, or equivalentAbout Our TeamThe Emerging Flight Technologies department is responsible for advancing innovative flight sensing capability in our Nation's security interests. Efforts include:Developing more resilient space electronic architectures. Moving traditional algorithms, which were designed to run on high-performance ground stations, to the flight system.Developing novel opto-mechanical systems that reduce jitter, improve optical performance, and improve geolocation.Advancing sensor mod/sim beyond just radiometry. Incorporating all aspects of the scene, collection segment, and post-processing to understand overarching architecture performance.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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.E., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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.

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