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Electrical Engineer (Active Q Clearance Required)

Science and Research



Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Infrastructure Services (AIS), an Akima company, is not just another staffing contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AIS , the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AIS provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AIS supports vital missions with the most in-demand and specialized skill sets in the world.

As an AIS employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

The Inertial Sensors Department, 5216, performs state-of-the-art design, fabrication, and testing of MEMS based sensor technologies for national security applications. The team partners closely with Microelectronics Engineering Science Applications (MESA) center with internal facilities and competency in microelectronics design, fabrication, and testing. Our team is a fun, engaging group with a strong sense of comradery. We pride ourselves in our ability to respond to “tech pull” with demonstrated experience in R&D as well as product engineering successfully fielding technology for real world national security applications. Come join our team to for exciting opportunities to realize new technology in support of the national interest!

We are seeking a motivated R&D Electronics Engineer to join the Inertial Sensors Department. You will support advanced microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor technology development in transitioning new environmental sensors from development to production rigor manufacturing for high consequence national security applications. This position involves designing, developing, and maintaining testers to characterize inertial sensor device performance for these applications and ensure that the devices meet performance requirements. Future opportunities include pioneering new MEMS based technologies for navigation grade accelerometers with long lifetime and harsh environment applications, in addition to supporting future technologies with applications in other mission areas such as non-proliferation, Energy, and Homeland Security. Our dedicated team has a large mix of work including Research and Development (R&D) design and product engineering with exciting opportunities to support high impact mission programs.


Job Responsibilities:

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Identify, procure, and commission new characterization and test equipment to develop new testers for basic performance evaluation and environmental testing of inertial sensors.
  • Coordination and execution of test apparatus definition, configuration, and testing.
  • Develop custom software for testers as well as data viewers of resulting test data.
  • Lead a team of technologists for production activities including coordination of MEMS sensor testing activities on developed testers and work in progress (WIP) management.
  • Team closely with other component teams including inertial sensor design, fabrication, and packaging/integration.
  • Active participation in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting on test data.
  • Present technical content and results internally within the team as well as, externally to partners, customers, and management.

Due to the nature of work, this candidate must work onsite.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a STEM-related field (such as Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) and at least two (2) years of relevant microelectronics or inertial sensor test experience (internship experience is eligible).
  • Active DOE Q or DOD Top Secret (TS) clearance.
  • Academic or professional experience with inertial sensor technologies (e.g., accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc.).
  • Experience with test equipment such as shakers, shock testers, laser doppler vibrometers, centrifuges, thermal chambers, or other similar test capabilities.
  • Computer programming skills, especially MATLAB, and experience programming electronic interfaces with test equipment and data acquisition.
  • Experience with data analysis and a general understanding of Digital Signal Processing.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Academic or professional experience in MEMS
  • Custom test fixture development, including CAD design and 3D printing.
  • Experience with tester development for production level rigor activities.
  • Experience in a structured manufacturing environment, such as private industry or another SNL production environment
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and communicate findings and solutions to external vendors and/or engineers.
  • Ability to conceive and propose ideas for process improvement through troubleshooting to overcome challenges.
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, including the ability to collaborate in a diverse team environment and develop positive relationships.


We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Engineering/Design

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AIS - Akima Infrastructure Services

Clearance: DOE Q

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11282