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R&D Systems Engineer

Job Title
R&D Systems Engineer
Job ID
Albuquerque,  NM
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Are you looking to start, or continue, a career supporting important U.S. national security missions? Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks motivated R&D Systems Engineers  to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across  the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise  by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.
L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.

R&D Systems Engineers will ensure that system architectures and systems properly support the national security missions for which they were designed. This is accomplished through deliberate planning, analysis, architecture, and integration of current and emerging capabilities. Join a team that conducts and supports analysis of remote sensing systems data, algorithm development, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IF) sensor characterization and modeling & simulation. 
  • Plan and complete major test activities, perform analysis of component and integrated system data for system requirements verification and validation, and engage with external Government and Mission partners.
  • Conduct radiometric sensor test planning and execution
  • Collaborate to develop data analysis methods and tools and conduct mission data analysis
  • Perform remote sensing modeling and simulation, characterizing and optimizing sensing instrument performance, and technical analysis and design of next-generation systems and data architectures to meet overall system mission performance and operational goals and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Optics, Physics, or relevant field
  • 6 years’ experience.

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal), including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, and reports
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact constructively with all levels of management, subject matter experts, and external agencies
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DOE Government Clearance
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes drug screening, and inclusion in random drug testing program
  • Ability to fulfill and promote L&A core values

  • Familiarity with EO/IR remote sensing phenomenology
  • Experience working on large, complex systems
  • Experience with systems engineering and requirements verification
  • Experience with image and/or signal processing and analysis
  • Proficient in radiometry and electro-optics subject areas
  • Proficient in C++, R, or other languages pertaining to algorithm development and support of analysis
  • software
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal), including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, and reports
  • Familiarity with muli-physics analysis/simulation of sensing instrument performance
  • Creative technical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Effective leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills
  • Interest in continued learning and expansion of technical capabilities

Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.
L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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