Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
Country: United States
Specific Job Responsibilities
Seeking an Electrical or Computer Engineer to join a team that is designing and developing advanced components, subsystems, and systems for national defense programs. This engineering team employs state-of-the-art technologies, including sophisticated software tools for design, analysis, modeling, and simulation. Responsibilities for electrical engineers range from conceptual design, detailed hardware design (a combination of analog, digital, embedded firmware, schematic capture, board layout), detailed software design (instrument drivers, system integration, database design/interface, report generation, related software quality assurance documentation), analysis, overseeing fabrication of hardware, defining and executing qualification/testing plans, field support, as well as project management. Successful candidates will work in a team environment with opportunities to acquire increasing levels of responsibility.
Designs and develops software applications used to automate complex instrumentation systems, perform calculations on and manipulate very large data sets, interface with databases, create user friendly operator interfaces, and consolidate results into legible reports. Opportunities also available to contribute to design and improvements to the database architecture.
Applies integrated technical judgment--which requires using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses--to anticipate, innovate, and deliver solutions to CNS Pantex missions. Roots the work in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying a deep understanding of engineering and scientific principles. Creates and applies scientific theories and laws and engineering methods used within scientific and engineering disciplines to develop or demonstrate new designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems. Uses physical and computational simulation, analysis, and evaluation as inherent activities of development. Plans, conducts, and executes Sandia's science and engineering programs within the spectrum of fundamental research, development, or demonstration.
Designs and develops new electronic and electromechanical components, equipment, systems, and networks. Researches and develops the theory and application of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation, computational intelligence, and other electronic components for use in test equipment. Researches and develops solid-state integrated circuits, including computers, communications, signal processing, or optoelectronics. Assesses capabilities of existing components, equipment, systems, and networks. Utilizes industry standard concepts for electrical grounding/shielding/bonding concepts to all hardware designs.
Technical problems range from problems that are technically complex that have known solutions which require experience and judgment (Senior Associate) to problems that are more complex with a range of solutions requiring professional judgment and knowledge (Specialist).
The employee primarily performs work requiring advanced knowledge. The advanced knowledge must be in a field of science or learning; and the advanced knowledge must be customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction. Advanced knowledge is generally used to analyze, interpret and make deductions from varying facts or circumstances
Specific Job Knowledge & Training Required
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including effective leadership, delegation, teamwork, and negotiation. Independence and strong problem-solving skills. Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with scientific and engineering methods and with the discipline's standards for the ethical conduct of research. Thorough knowledge of and experience with designing, planning, and executing research, design, and development projects. Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines.
Plans, conceives, conducts, or manages research and development for CNS's customers and sponsors. Initiates, designs, develops, executes, and evaluates new processes, products, or systems through basic and applied research. Uses 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. Undertakes creative work, making systematic use of investigation or experimentation to discover or revise knowledge of reality, and uses this knowledge to devise new applications.
Must possess knowledge of analog and/or digital design, RF design, embedded processing, and software development. Varying degrees of competence in any of these categories may be acceptable. Understanding of telemetering concepts would be advantageous.
Education & Relevant Experience
Bachelorís in Electrical Engineering or Computer/Software Engineering and/or holds a Texas Professional Engineering License (PE) combined with at least 2 years of relevant experience or a masterís degree. Typical experience is 3-7 years. Engineering work experience related to manufacturing process equipment or electrical systems preferred. Please reference CNS Engineering, Science and IT Professional Leveling Chart.
1. Software Development:
a. C# (or similar programming language like JAVA)
b. LabVIEW, TestStand
c. Database design
d. Crystal Reports
e. Software Quality Assurance Methods
f. Visual Studio .NET
2. Communication over high speed interface.
3. Analog/Digital Hardware Design.
4. Motion Control Systems.
5. Gas Analysis and vacuum systems.
6. Embedded Processing.
7. Printed Wiring Assembly (Circuit Board) testing and debugging.
8. Altium or similar board layout software experience.
9. Electrical grounding/shielding/bonding.
The applicant must meet the requirements of DOE O 426.2 (i.e., Bachelorís in engineering or related science, 2 years job-related and at least 1 year nuclear experience, or a DOE O 426.2 alternative).
NOTES: The job related and nuclear experience requirements noted above are not a prerequisite for Pantex employment. These experience requirements can be satisfied based on Pantex experience obtained following employment. In the interim, until experience requirements are met, newly hired personnel will not be assigned duties that could impact the safety basis of nuclear facilities.
This position requires HRP certification. If the successful candidate is not currently certified in the HRP, the certification process will be initiated upon assumption of the position. If the successful candidate is currently certified in the HRP, a review for HRP certification in the appropriate category will be performed by the hiring manager and the HRP Management Official, and the certification process in the appropriate category will be initiated upon assumption of the position.
This position requires a Q clearance; however, all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status.
The minimum education and experience for the lowest career level in the job posting range are listed under Education and Experience. Successful candidates hired into a higher career level than the minimum in the range must meet the requirements listed in the job leveling charts for the career level into which theyíre being hired.
For internal applicants whose career levels may be higher than the career level range indicated on the job posting, we will consider the scope of work being performed, in addition to a candidateís education and experience, when determining whether a lateral move is warranted.
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