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Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Engineer 3/4 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do This position will be filled at either the R&D Engineer 3 or 4 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

Are you looking for an opportunity to become a contributing member of a high functioning inter-disciplinary team to address the challenging issues of national interest? Join our team! The Technology Applications Group (A-3) is searching for multiple, high-performing, technical leaders who want to make an immediate difference to national security. Programmatic funding is expanding rapidly in core capabilities areas related to electrical engineering to include RF concepts, pulsed power, reverse engineering, and a wide variety of electromagnetic development, test, and evaluation.

The ideal R&D Engineer or Physicist will have a broad experience/knowledge base with significant depth in multiple technical areas described below, and will immediately contribute to, lead, and mature projects. Research will be conducted at Q and SCI levels within the Group, which consists of approximately 50 full-time staff from various educational backgrounds including electrical and mechanical engineers, designers, technicians, physicists, and students. This staff member will be expected to work across the breadth of Laboratory resources and expertise to most effectively execute on mission.

R&D Engineer 3 $113,100 - $190,900

This position requires an experienced engineer who is capable of independently leading projects or a team to advance quick response electrical R&D efforts. The candidate must possess broad engineering experience in electrical RDT&E, have excellent communication skills interacting across all levels of staff, and be highly motivated to address emerging needs with novel solutions.

R&D Engineer 4 $135,800 - $235,600

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level , the R&D Engineer 4 will independently develop and direct projects, build teams across the group or laboratory while providing technical guidance to other engineers and technicians, and communicate at the highest levels with sponsor organizations and internal to LANL.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

(Must meet at least two of the technical requirements)

  • Demonstrated aptitude through either coursework and advanced studies, or previous experience in specialized RF applications to include SDR communications, source location and identification, EMI measurement, or signal processing

  • Applied experience in Analog or Digital Design, RF/Microwave, and/or Embedded Systems

  • FPGA programming with experience in radio signal encoding and decoding, programming of complex algorithms, design, and experimentation for SDR applications

  • Demonstrated experience with time and frequency domain acquisition (oscilloscopes, network analyzer, signal generators, spectrum analyzer, TDR) and analysis techniques

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with design & analysis tools, such as simulation tools, electromagnetic design tools, schematic capture, printed circuit board layout and signal integrity analysis tools

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with advanced system design, and data analysis tools, such as Matlab and LabVIEW/FPGA

  • Ability to respond to feedback, correct course and improve

  • Ability to work independently and within teams of peers, supervisors and support staff

Additional Job Requirements for R&D Engineer 4:

  • In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Demonstrated success building and leading a team with diverse technical backgrounds to develop new technical solutions and/or provide expert consultation to customers across government

  • Extensive technical experience guiding the development and execution of novel electrical engineering solutions

  • Advanced experience in leadership as demonstrated thru the proven ability to develop proposals and reports of major importance, by prioritizing and tracking cross-functional progress, and thru frequent interactions with sponsors while serving as a role model for effective and creative technical leadership

Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 6 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.

Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Master’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 12 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level a Ph.D. may be preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the following:

  • Low noise analog design and mixed analog/digital systems

  • High speed analog to digital conversion

  • Design, synthesis, routing, simulation, testing, and technical documentation of digital circuits and digital communication systems/digital signal processing

  • Debugging & troubleshooting circuits/prototypes, including fault analysis

  • Complex network interfacing and design

  • Anechoic chambers for antenna characterization and/or RF testing

  • Field collection, signal processing, and data analysis for RF measurements from kHz to GHz

  • RF components and their system applications

  • Fabrication and packaging for RF circuits and systems, and associated environmental acceptance testing

  • Antenna theory, design, modeling, implementation, and measurement

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement advance algorithms enabling real-time analysis and response to data/sensor input

  • Thorough understanding of cellular, WiFi, and network communication protocol/technologies

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of safety protocol, hazard identification and analysis, IWD development, and/or serving as an organizational ESO.

  • Active Q and SCI clearances

Note to Applicants:

For full consideration, please provide a comprehensive cover letter and resume, outlining how you meet the minimum requirements and desired qualification noted above. For more information about Los Alamos, please visit www.lanl.gov or contact the hiring manager Cory Johnson (ccjohnson@lanl.gov)

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

  • Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status

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Contact Details
Contact Name Merkel, Melanie Cimafranca
Email mmerkel@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC93351
Organization Name A-3/Technology Applications
Minimum Salary
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Req ID: IRC93351
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support