1+ months

R&D Electronics Engineer - Compound Semiconductor Microelectronics (Early-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you a highly motivated analog & mixed-signal microelectronics design engineer seeking to tackle important national security challenges? Join our creative, hardworking compound semiconductor microelectronics research and development team in developing new custom application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) using compound semiconductor materials. In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead and support activities throughout the entire product development lifecycle.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Provide ownership and direction for electrical designs at different points of the design lifecycle, from initial concepts to production

+ Analyze performance against requirements, build prototypes, and improve designs

+ Perform extensive device modeling and circuit simulations to ensure robust design performance across ambitious temperature and radiation environments

+ Engage and team with customers to develop robust product requirements, perform periodic design reviews, develop tester capabilities, and test protocols to validate requirements

+ Assist customers with product integration into next level assembly circuit applications and assessments of product performance in relevant environments

+ Travel in one-week intervals approximately four times per year

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master's degree in Electrical, Electronic or Microelectronic Engineering

+ Experience designing and fabricating custom printed circuit boards (PCBs)

+ Experience in analog circuit design and analysis

+ Experience in modeling and simulation of design performance using tools such as PSPICE, LTspice, and MATLAB/Simulink

+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience with compound semiconductor (GaAs-, GaN- and/or InP-based) device development, processing, characterization or materials research, and application benefits over incumbent technologies

+ Hands-on experience with device and circuit-level electrical testing, characterization, and troubleshooting

+ Understanding of common electrical characterization equipment (oscilloscopes, multimeters, semiconductor parameter analyzers, network analyzers, etc.) and high voltage electronics

+ Background with one or more programming languages (Matlab, Python, Labview, C, C++)

+ Active DOE Q clearance

About Our Team:

The III-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research, development, and technology maturation of Group III-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Engineering, Science, and Applications Center. With highly collaborative teaming, we enable the creation, development and delivery of application specific microelectronic components addressing high-performance, harsh-environment communication, sensing, power, and control problems. Our products provide solutions to customers who need a trusted partner to create and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power, and cost benefits relative to alternative technologies. Core department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high-consequence national security applications.

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 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.


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.

Job ID: 682480



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-06 Expires: 2022-06-10

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