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R& D Manager - RF & Optoelectronic Microsystems (5211)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues of national interest?**

The Heterogeneous Integration & RF Microsystems organization is looking for an inspiring individual to lead and own the RF & Optoelectronic Microsystems Department, 5211\. You will also be working with other managers across the laboratory on programs to research, design, and develop advanced RF and optical microsystems that are highly reliable for Sandia missions\.

You will be a part of a multi\-disciplinary team, thriving in a fast\-paced technical environment that is highly customer\-focused\. A key attribute for success is to develop and maintain close teaming, high functioning relationships with colleagues within RF & Electronic Systems at Sandia including the National Center for RF Systems \(NCRFS\) and many other key partner organizations\. Some travel will be required\.

Your daily duties and development activities include:

+ Lead members of the workforce within the department\. Coordinate subordinate employee recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, recognition and disciplinary actions\.
+ You will work closely with the staff to ensure project alignment with current customer needs\.
+ Ensure that customer needs are satisfied by handling and coordinating specific work you're doing on overall program and project plans, budgets, structures, schedules, and staffing requirements\.
+ Balance the acquisition and development of staff resources, capabilities, and existing and future projects or programs\.
+ Handle work that is rooted in the fundamentals of RF, microwave, opto\-electronic engineering which requires a deep understanding of microwave/high\-speed systems\.
+ Lead the creation and application of scientific and engineering methods used in advanced research and development to demonstrate new designs, concepts, or microsystems\.
+ Oversee physical and circuit simulation, analysis, and evaluation as inherent activities of RF integrated circuits design and development\.
+ Lead Sandia's scientific programs from fundamental research and will also work to develop next generation of RFIC, RF microsystems, and optical devices for national security\.
+ Actively seek out new RF and Optoelectronic \- R&D opportunities which will further enhance staff development and department competency\.


+ You have a Master’s degree or PHD degree in Electrical, or closely related RF/microwave engineering discipline; Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree\.
+ Your background should have significant work experience in a R&D environment\.
+ Your skillset includes leadership experience\.
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance; with the possibility of a required SCI clearance which may require a polygraph\.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ You have knowledge of RF, RFIC, microwave and high\-speed opto\-electronics\.
+ Your skillset demonstrates the ability to drive innovation in product development\.
+ You have well\-developed interpersonal and communications skills\.
+ Your background includes the ability to develop products for national security systems\.
+ Demonstrated ability to acquire new R&D opportunities\.
+ Demonstrated ability to develop products within the Nuclear Weapon Realize Product Subsystem\.
+ Familiarity with NW systems and subsystems\.
+ Demonstrated ability to form trust\-based relationships with partners and customers within and outside the laboratories\.
+ Current DOE Q\-level security clearance\.
+ Current DOE SCI\-level security clearance\.

Department Description:

The RF & Optoelectronic Microsystems department performs research, design, modeling, characterization, and qualification of RF and Optical Microsystems as well as specialty sensors\. The organization is responsible for the development of RF microsystems based on MESA radiation\-hardened technologies as well as state\-of\-the\-art external foundries with work in CMOS, BiCMOS, and compound semiconductor\. Research and development activities include RFIC, advanced RF sensors, and communication devices for national security applications\. Program scope includes prototype hardware up through fully qualified production\.

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.