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R&D Electronics Engineering Circuit and Device Analyst (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Are you interested in working at the best engineering lab in the world in Advanced Science and Technology performing advanced modeling and simulation research for the nation's security? Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some the most challenging issues facing our nation's security!

You could be a Senior R&D Electrical Engineer for our Component & Systems Analysis department to develop, exercise and analyze high-fidelity electrical devices, circuits and system models in extreme environments.

We address a range of challenging technical issues associated with assuring performance goals across nuclear weapons programs. Regular responsibilities include: developing device and circuit models, conducting simulations on Sandia's high performance computing clusters, working with code developers to improve the in-house circuit and device simulation capabilities, validating results against specifications and test results, and interacting with a wide variety of customers. If selected, you will work on several projects simultaneously while in a teaming and collaborative environment.

Opportunities exist to work with either circuit and device effects analysts, in-house code developers, or to pursue research/development/application of innovative modeling and analysis techniques such as machine learning and surrogate models.

You may also work on projects that consist of the following:

+ Conducting simulations on large multi-node, UNIX based computational platforms for the characterization of circuit performance and the determination of circuit sensitivities and uncertainty quantifications
+ Developing and simulating analog, digital, or mixed mode circuit models
+ Developing and validating high fidelity environmentally aware device models
+ Modeling aging and degradation modes of electronics
+ Teaming with experienced test engineers to guide and provide insight to experiments and results
+ Developing a detailed understanding of customer requirements and verifying electrical devices, subsystems, and systems performance to those requirements
+ Working closely with systems engineers, designers, and testers to create models and analyze, validate, and report result


+ Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant field
+ Experience or training in analog circuit simulation and/or design
+ Experience with circuit simulation software (e.g. SPICE, PSpice, Xyce)
+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance


+ Ph.D. in electrical engineering or relevant discipline, or a masters degree plus 5 years of experience
+ Knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductor devices and/or circuits
+ Experience or training in physics and modeling of semiconductor devices
+ Experience in SPICE/Verilog-A model description language
+ Experience using Linux operating systems and/or High-Performance Computing clusters
+ Experience in the application of statistics to modeling, simulation and analysis
+ Experience in verification and validation of simulations
+ Proficiency in a high-level programming/scripting language (e.g. C/C++, Matlab, Python)
+ Good verbal and written communication skills
+ Demonstrated experience with teaming for results

Department Description:

Department 1356 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and other programs. Our capabilities include physical and computational simulation of electrical components and systems, model extraction, and theoretical behavior of components in extreme environments.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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 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,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:

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.

EEO Statement:

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.


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.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-14

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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R&D Electronics Engineering Circuit and Device Analyst (Early/Mid-Career)

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