1+ months

R&D Electronics Engineer - Inertial Sensors Technology (Experienced)

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:

We are seeking a R&D Electronics/Microelectronics Engineer to join the Inertial Sensors Department and support Sandia’s development of advanced microelectromechanical sensor (MEMS) technologies and Heterogeneous Integration of microelectronics for national security applications. The selected candidate will play a key role in developing new environmental sensors for Nuclear Deterrent applications. Specific current needs exist in inertial discriminators to advance the safety of our arming subsystems as well as new technology development for path length sensing applications. Future opportunities exist in other Sandia mission areas such as non-proliferation, Energy, and Homeland Security.

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

+ Lead and implement microelectronics fabrication and post-fab integration activities for MEMS based microsystems.

+ Advance Sandia’s competency in Heterogeneous Integration through establishing internal capabilities and expertise in 2.5D and 3D integration.

+ Interact closely with internal and external expertise for microelectronics design, fabrication, integration and testing. Use Sandia’s internal facilities including the MESA Fabs, MEMS environmental test labs, post-fab packaging resources, as well as failure analysis characterization.

+ Identify, procure, and commission new fabrication, characterization, and test equipment.

+ Attend and present work at professional domestic and international conferences, as well as publish peer reviewed journal articles.

You may have an educational background in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.

Qualifications We Require:

+ PhD in STEM-related field (Mechanical, Electrical, or Systems Engineering) plus six (6) years relevant experience

+ or equivalent combination of education and experience (MS + 10 years’ experience)

+ Experience with Inertial Sensor technologies (e.g. accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers, microphones, etc.)

+ Academic or professional experience in MEMS

+ Experience leading a team in development activities including tracking cost and schedule

+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience in proposal writing and reporting to customers

+ Strong interpersonal skills and eagerness to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

+ Active DOE Q or DOD TS clearance

About Our Team:

The Inertial Sensors Department, 5216, performs state-of-the-art design, fabrication, and testing of MEMS based sensor technologies for national security applications. Current product delivery activities are for the W80-4 EESD program. Future programs are aligned for future path length module (PLM) sensors and environmental discriminators to enhance the nuclear safety themes for future systems. The department also contributes to advancing Sandia’s competency and capabilities in Heterogeneous Integration through establishing internal capabilities for 2.5D and 3D microelectronic integration.

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: 683291



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-05-16 Expires: 2022-07-17

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