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Los Alamos National Laboratory Space &#8211;Based Detection Instrumentation Electrical Engineer (R&D Engineer 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

We are looking for electrical engineers with interest in digital design, analog design, power supply design or RF design to join our dynamic team! As a member of our team you will assist in developing custom instrumentation which are utilized in solving significant issues for our nation’s security The Space Electronics and Signal-Processing group (ISR-4) is looking for highly motivated experienced electrical engineers to assist in the development of custom instrumentation for various space-based detection systems. These systems can include:

  • Systems being developed for the space monitoring program in support of the nonproliferation and nuclear event detection missions;

  • Systems for planetary science missions;

  • Smallsat and Cubesat systems.

The Space Electronics and Signal-Processing group (ISR-4) specializes in space-based radiation measurement and basic science missions. ISR has been developing, building, and operating space based systems for over 50 years. In addition, the group develops electronics for terrestrial and airborne scientific and national security applications along with the requisite ground support and test equipment. The group’s projects receive funding and requirements from various government agencies including the DOE, DOD, and NASA. The projects are executed through a close interaction between all disciplines of engineers, technicians, and scientists, which fosters a highly creative and dynamic research and development environment. Projects within ISR division are developed from concept to operational support after launch or field deployment. For more information, see theISR-4: Space Electronics and Signal Processing home page.

Responsibilities include the specification, design, modeling, implementation, verification and testing of electrical circuits or FPGAs. Emphasis is on self-initiative and technical leadership in a small team environment of rapid prototype, high quality electrical assemblies.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Engineering Expertise:

Experience in one of the following areas

  • Digital Design Engineer: Synchronous design, synthesis, routing, simulation, testing, and technical documentation of FPGA or other digital circuits; VHDL or Verilog; Test benches for FPGA or ASIC based design; Digital circuit card design

  • Analog Design Engineer: Low noise analog design particularly for use with sensors; mixed analog/digital systems; High-speed analog to digital conversion (gigasample).

  • Power Supply Design Engineer: Linear regulators and switch mode power DC/DC converters; Power supply filtering, switching devices, protection and gate drives; Power supply control theory, analysis and testing;

  • RF/Microwave Engineer: RF/microwave components and their system applications (amplifiers, receivers, synthesizers); Fabrication and packaging for RF/microwave circuits and systems; Transmission lines, impedance matching, and signal integrity; Designing various antenna topologies.


Experience with advanced design and analysis tools such as schematic capture tools, analog/digital simulation, electromagnetic design, circuit board layout, signal integrity analysis and Matlab. Experience with tools, such as schematic capture tools, analog or digital simulation tools, electromagnetic design tools, and/or printed circuit board layout and signal integrity analysis tools; Knowledge of PC board layout practices as it pertains to critical stack up and controlled impedance designs; experience with signal integrity analysis particularly as it pertains to very low noise designs


Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel and customers. Experience networking effectively with other engineers and key contacts outside own area of expertise.

Education/Experience: 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.

Desired Qualifications :

  • Experience with space flight and high reliability hardware development and testing methods;

  • Experience leading a small team of junior engineers and skilled technicians from design concept through to completed systems;

  • Experience with RHA (Radiation Hardness Assurance programs) and Military Standard parts, such as those called out in DSCC (Defense Supply Center Columbus) and what that means for specifying electronic parts are desired;

  • Knowledge of digital communication systems and/or other digital signal processing;

  • Knowledge of configuration management and formal verification methods;

  • Experience leading small projects including financial responsibility.

  • Active DOE Q clearance or DoD Top Secret clearance or an SCI level clearance

Note to Applicants: In addition to providing their resume, applicants should also include a cover letter detailing their experience as applied to the job requirements.

This position will be physically located inLos Alamos, NM .

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 maternity 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 call1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Email amberw@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC89182
Organization Name ISR-4/Space Electronics & Signal Processing
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC89182
Category: Engineering