Are you open to new opportunities?

Do you have experience in analog circuit design, embedded system design and, FPGA firmware development?

Do you have a 4 year degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering or a similar discipline?

Thomas Thor Associates is seeking high caliber, motivated Electrical Engineers who have experience developing secure transportation systems to support NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation (OST) on behalf of our client Longenecker & Associates (L&A). This role will be located at the Sandia National Laboratory campus in Albuquerque, NM.


Role description

Previous experience and knowledge of the Safeguards Transporter (SGT) is preferred but not required. Individual will work collaboratively with technical and Federal Staff on high priority nuclear weapons transportation.

As a Longenecker & Associates employee (or Associate), you will have the opportunity to engage in mission critical work, join a rapidly growing and successful organization that constantly exceeds client expectations, and become a member of our professional family.


  • Collaborate on the design, development, and integration of command, control, and communication technologies used in specialized transportation security systems
  • Experience using a wide range of technologies, including analog and digital electronics, lasers, optical fiber, RF technologies, software and firmware development, and testers
  • Research experience in the areas of high consequence software systems, custom embedded circuit design, wireless network communications, intelligent power conditioning and distribution, navigation systems, and sensors

Essential skills

We are currently recruiting applicants that are legally entitled to work in the United States of America.

  • 2 years’ experience developing, analyzing, and testing technologies for electrical communications systems applications
  • Experience in one or more of the following design areas:
    • Analog circuit design
    • Embedded system design
    • FPGA firmware development
  • Proven strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact constructively with all levels of management, subject matter experts and external agencies.
  • Active Q clearance or must be able to obtain and maintain DOE Access Authorization (security clearance) eligibility requirements, as required.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience

As the newest addition to the Thomas Thor North America team, Recruitment Consultant Jaleesa is involved in all steps of the recruitment process including talent mapping, sourcing and developing candidate/client relationships, constructing offer packages and coordinating with clients. She also partners with teammates and customers to obtain clear view on strategic or financial objectives and hiring needs to develop and implement a targeted talent acquisition strategy for their needs. Jaleesa demonstrates strong values in teamwork, drive for results, strategic thinking, accountability, and customer service. Her primary focus is to provide talent acquisition services to the commercial nuclear, NNSA and DOE markets. In addition to her primary role Jaleesa has also contributed to the growth of our team through conducting various recruiting trainings and is a member of the project team for our global ATS integration. Prior to starting her current role in August of 2019 Jaleesa was the College Recruiter for FirstEnergy Holding Company for more than 3 years. In this role she fully managed recruitment for the Co-Op/Intern College program for all of FirstEnergy with an average program size of 150 students per year. She was also responsible for program reporting and analytics and partnering with Colleges/Universities within FirstEnergy footprint to attract top and diverse talent. Since obtaining her Bachelor’s in Psychology degree from Case Western Reserve University Jaleesa has become a senior level results driven HR professional with 11 years focused experience in Strategic Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement and Talent Development initiatives. From supporting small-mid size international companies to regional large organizations employing 15,000-33,000 people, Jaleesa gained extensive knowledge in many aspects of the Human Resources field and recently obtain her SHRM Senior Certified Professional certification in July 2019 after also renewing her CDR (Certified Diversity Recruiter) designation. She is comfortable working with all levels of leadership from customer service reps and line supervisors to Sr. VPs and CIOs. Jaleesa truly enjoys being an active change agent for organization initiatives that aim to create a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Jaleesa Hendking