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Electrical Circuit/Device Design Engineer (Experienced)
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description


The Component & Systems Analysis Department is filling an Electronics Engineer role focusing on electrical circuit/device design and analysis\. This role provides the opportunity to be a subject matter expert on complex electronic device application in long life high reliability electronics subjected to extreme environments\.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Designing, analyzing implementing, and/or evaluating complex devices, such as microprocessors, Field Programmable Gate Arrays \(FPGAs\) and/or memory devices
+ Developing test methods and modeling for predicting the performance and survival of electronics in radiation environments
+ Developing and implementing test/modeling based characterization/evaluation campaigns of complex electrical devices, such as FPGAs, memories and microprocessors, in extreme environments
+ Performing part performance and environmental evaluations and tests
+ Participating in complex electrical device radiation tests to provide characterization and analysis
+ Developing predictive performance capabilities, including aging, for complex electrical device in high reliability long life applications
+ Applying multidisciplinary and in\-depth knowledge and experience to understand and quantify uncertainties and margins
+ Interacting with customers to establish requirements, metrics, and acceptance criteria for device/circuit simulation and electrical model \(device, subsystem and system\) performance
+ Developing and implementing innovative mitigation strategies for component survival
+ Researching and evaluating component reliability, identifying failure modes and developing innovative diagnostics


+ Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline
+ Experience designing, analyzing, implementing, and/or evaluating complex electronic devices, such as microprocessors, FPGAs and/or memory devices
+ Experience with industry standard languages, such as VHDL, Verilog, and System Verilog
+ Experience with the physics and construction of semiconductor devices
+ Experience with circuit and/or device simulation tools
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance


+ PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline
+ Demonstrated attention to detail and commitment to producing high\-quality products and data
+ Demonstrated ability to work on challenging engineering problems in a fast\-paced team environment that requires extensive cross\-organizational and multi\-disciplinary teaming
+ Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills
+ Knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductor devices
+ Testing of electronic devices and/or circuits in extreme environments, such as radiation
+ Familiarity with computer programming languages and scripts \(e\.g\. C\+\+, Python, Perl\)
+ Familiarity with complex device failure mechanisms, such as latchup, especially in radiation environments
+ Experience with complex and large scale device development, such as system\-on\-a\-chip \(SoC\) designs
+ Experience applying advanced principles, theories and concepts in reliable circuit, subsystem and systems design
+ Knowledge of commercial electronic components \(COTS\) and application within high reliability, long life electronics
+ Knowledge of statistical techniques and models to analyze test data and evaluate component life cycle performance
+ Existing "Q" clearance

Department Description:

Department 1356 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other \(WFO\) programs\. Our capabilities include physical and computational simulation of electrical components and systems, model extraction, and theoretical behavior of components in harsh environments\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


This Limited Term Employee \(LTE\) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years\.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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