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R&D Electronics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


Organization 05251, Advanced Microsystems Radiation Effects, is seeking an R&D Electronics Engineer to conduct leading-edge national-security radiation-effects research in the physics, modeling, hardening, and hardness assurance of advanced microsystems! The selected candidate will also research microelectronics, photonics, optoelectronics, micro-electrical-mechanical, and heterogeneously integrated circuits in Silicon CMOS, compound semiconductors and other materials and devices in harsh radiation environments.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

+ Team with leading radiation effects, materials, process, and device engineers and scientists to demonstrate effective radiation hardening methodologies and approaches to assuring performance of sophisticated heterogeneously integrated microsystems in harsh radiation environments
+ Develop test plans and test programs for automated test equipment to test the response of various sophisticated microsystems to harsh radiation environments
+ Acquire test samples and develop test boards and test schedules
+ Travel as needed for radiation testing campaigns; Summarize and present findings
+ Develop mathematical models and automation tools for use in established test flows to efficiently and rapidly execute sophisticated electrical tests of advanced integrated circuits


+ A Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering or Computer Engineering; or equivalent experience and/or achievements thatdemonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of the job
+ Experience running and programming automated test equipment for wafer and integrated circuit testing
+ Familiarity with semiconductor manufacturing and theory of operations
+ Familiarity with x-ray and gamma-ray radiation test equipment and dosimetry concepts
+ The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


Ideally, one will have experience in some of the following:

+ Familiarity with C-like programming languages and unix-like systems
+ System administration skills

Department Description:

The Advanced Microsystems Radiation Effects and Analysis team develops, integrates, characterizes, and assures the radiation hardness of advanced microsystems technologies for the nations nuclear deterrence mission. Our research and development focus on key technology areas of advanced CMOS, radio-frequency (rf), power, and other analog applications, and non-volatile memories (NVM).

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
+ Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-02-18 Expires: 2021-03-21

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