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R& D Manager 5254, NW ASIC Realization
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description


The NW ASIC Product Realization R&D manager _\(Manager, R&D Science and E MG\)_ leads the department \(5254\) responsible for the development and production of Application Specific Integrated Circuits \(ASICs\) for the Nuclear Deterrent, including the B61\-12 LEP, W88\-ALT, W87/Mk21 Fuze and W80\-4 programs\. The department is responsible for creating, tracking and reporting on the budgets, schedules, risks and variances of the programs to both internal and external customers\. The department works with the Major Component \(MC\) organizations to develop the ASICs and across Center 5200 to produce them\. The department is one of only a few at Sandia that has both a realization and production missions\.

The successful candidate will be a self\-directed and customer focused individual who has strong interpersonal, teaming, leadership, and analytical skills\. The manager will lead a high performing team in the design, development, qualification, and delivery of ASICs designed to meet demanding performance and reliability specifications and stringent survivability requirements in adverse environments\. The managers principal responsibility is the on\-time delivery of ASICs for the Nuclear Deterrent \(ND\) programs and maintaining strong relationships with our internal and external customers and suppliers\. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-Level security clearance\.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

+ Leading the team in delivering with excellence and energizing the staff to achieve this vision\.
+ Ensuring customer satisfaction by delivering on commitments and managing expectations\.
+ Managing department resources and coordinating across the center to ensure on\-time, on\-budget deliveries meeting quality objectives\.
+ Evaluating and leading R&D projects to develop new opportunities to support current and future missions and customer needs\.
+ Building effective trust based partnerships across Sandia, with sponsors \(internal and external\), and with industry partners\.
+ Contributing to all aspects of Microelectronics/Microsystems at Sandia\.


+ Bachelors and Master's Degree in a relevant STEM field plus 8 years of relevant experience; or Bachelor's degree in STEM plus 12 years of relevant experience;
+ Two years’ experience managing projects and leading teams\.
+ Experience with the successful development, qualification, and delivery of high reliability products\.


+ Personnel/line management experience\.
+ Advanced STEM degree\.
+ Demonstrated interpersonal skills in developing trust based relationships among peers, staff, management, and customers\.
+ Experience realizing NW systems, component, or subsystems, including familiarity with realize product procedures \(RPPs\), NW Quality standards, and/or delivery of Mark Quality products or system knowledge\.
+ Knowledge of analog, digital, or mixed signal integrated circuit design\.
+ Understanding of semiconductor processes and radiation effects on semiconductors\.
+ Record of managing and/or leading process improvement efforts\.
+ Experience successfully managing multi\-million dollar projects, preferably using Earned Value Management Systems \(EVMS\)\.

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories Microsystems, Engineering and Science Applications \(MESA\) complex provides a unique capability in providing microsystems for a variety of high consequence applications\. The Nuclear Weapon \(NW\) Product Realization department \(5254\) focuses on the design and delivery of digital, analog, and mixed signal application specific integrated circuits \(ASICs\) to the nuclear deterrence community\. The department engages in the full NW ASIC product realization process beginning with customer engagement and requirements definition through to Mark Quality \(diamond stamped\) product delivery\. The department partners across the center to design and manufacture ASICs and partners across the laboratory with NW Systems, NW Major Components \(MCs\) and Sandia External Production \(SEP\) to deliver ASICs that meet mission goals\. It is one of the few organizations in Sandia that has both Design Agency \(DA\) and Production Agency \(PA\) responsibilities\.

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 drug testing, and 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

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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