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Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrical Engineer (R&D Engineer 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the R&D Engineer 2/3 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.

R&D Engineer 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)

As an R&D Engineer 2 you will become a member of Q-6 and assigned to one of six teams. You will team with other Q-6 engineers/scientists in such areas as initiation system design, performance studies and modeling, detonator & integrated system testing, implementation of new diagnostics, and design and qualification of firesets. This may be followed by a rotation to better familiarize yourself with group activities, or direct assignment to a team including leadership of a project.

You will work with other organizations to ensure programs are supported and deliverables are met. Strong documentation (writing) skills and ability to present technical information to a wide audience through formal and informal technical interactions are crucial in this role. You will work daily in a classified setting, and must demonstrate a strong commitment towards security. Domestic/Foreign travel is periodically required based on programmatic needs. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, with good communication, documentation, and teaming skills.

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

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level youwill become a member of the Q-6 and assigned to one of six teams. Once established, this will progress to leadership of a team, mentoring of fellow staff, development and leadership of an existing project, and/or program development.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Technical Experience

Demonstrated aptitude through either coursework and advanced studies, or previous experience in 1 or more of the following areas: Detonator Firing Systems (design, qualification, hardening, or troubleshooting); Software design applicable to system control; Pulse Power research, design, application; Analog Design; Development and implementation of advanced diagnostic techniques associated with detonator firing systems and detonators; Time and frequency domain acquisition (oscilloscopes, network analyzer, signal generators, spectrum analyzer, TDR) and analysis techniques; Demonstrated knowledge of LabVIEW and National Instrument hardware (primarily cRIO and sbRIO components).


Demonstrated 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 experience with data analysis tools, such as Matlab and LabVIEW.

Collaboration and Communication

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team with emphasis on self-initiative and technical leadership to develop high quality and proven solutions for customer needs.

Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills. Demonstrated successful experience working in an integrated team environment.


Provide technical peer review, contribute ideas for new proposal and business development opportunities.


Ability to read and interpret electrical engineering design drawings and effectively apply fundamental problem analysis skills. Knowledge of, and experience with, quality requirements.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Additional Job Requirements forR&D Engineer 3:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requ i res:


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.


Demonstrated leadership of teams executing complex tests and experiments, including formalization through published reports and presentations. Demonstrated experience mentoring students, postdocs, or junior staff.

Financial Tracking

Working interactively with line management, sponsors, and program managers to include financial tracking and responsibility.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the following:analog circuit design, high voltage switch trigger design, multipoint initiation systems, processing and analysis of experimental data sets, error analysis of diagnostics, detonator modeling, debugging & troubleshooting circuits/prototypes, high voltage safety, modeling of pulse discharge components, high voltage capacitors, and/or electromagnetic design

  • Experience modeling with SPICE for circuits and electromagnetic field simulation software

  • Experience in system miniaturization, e.g. MEMS

  • Experience utilizing and/or developing signal-processing techniques of dynamical systems.

  • Knowledge of the NNSA Enterprise design laboratory and plant interactions and operations.

  • Demonstrated experience in secure work environment or working with sensitive or classified information

  • Knowledge/experience of software quality assurance and source code configuration management practices.

  • Active Q clearance.

Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter that addresses the key requirements of the position. Domestic, and occasionally foreign travel, will be required.

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

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 nationwidenetwork

  • Dental and visioninsurance

  • Free basic life and disabilityinsurance

  • Paid maternity and parentalleave

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

  • Learning opportunities and tuitionassistance

  • Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, andholidays)

  • Onsite gyms and wellnessprograms

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mileradius)

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.

  • 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 472.2for 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.

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.

Internal applicants, please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for full 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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.

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Contact Name Salyer, Reyna Linda
Email reyna@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC83797
Organization Name Q-6/Detonation Science & Technology
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Req ID: IRC83797
Category: Engineering