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Modeling & Aging Research Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description


The Component & Systems Analysis Department is filling an Electronics Engineer role which offers the opportunity to lead a team conducting studies in electronics aging and supporting device modeling activities\.

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

+ Interfacing with customer and Principal Investigator for select Nuclear Weapons electronics aging studies
+ Interfacing with other facilities in the Nuclear Weapons complex
+ Proposal, oversight, planning, budget estimation, coordination and execution of electronics aging studies including testing of components
+ Developing and executing test plans
+ Collecting and analyzing data
+ Developing predictive electronics aging and performance model
+ Developing new diagnostics and methodologies associated with understanding electronics aging effects, including disassembly, isolation, testing and evaluation of electronics packages
+ Extracting model parameters via test


+ Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline
+ Experience with electronics and electrical testing
+ Experience with the physics and construction of semiconductor devices
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Demonstrated ability to work on challenging engineering problems in a fast\-paced team environment that requires extensive cross\-organizational and multi\-disciplinary teaming
+ Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines
+ Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills
+ PhD in Electrical Engineering or relevant STEM discipline
+ Experience in electronic device/circuit performance modeling using a SPICE equivalent tool
+ Experience with component testing and characterization
+ Experience in model parameter extraction using IC\-CAP or equivalent software
+ Knowledge of electronic component aging effects
+ Expertise in Physics\-of\-Failure, Design of Experiments \(DOE\) and/or Failure Mode and Effects Analysis \(FMEA\)
+ Knowledge of statistical techniques and models to analyze test data and evaluate component life cycle performance
+ Knowledge of electronics failure modes and associated mitigation strategies

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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