13 days old

R&D Microelectronic Devices Simulation Engineer

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.

Salary Range:

$99,700 - $196,100

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security!

We are seeking a highly motivated electrical engineer with an emphasis on semiconductor devices and radiation effects on those devices. You will be part of a team of computational scientists and semiconductor device physicists and will have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical expertise in a dynamic environment with complicated computer model design requirements, stringent code development quality standards and innovative computing architectures! Additionally, the position requires interaction with experimental and theoretical physicists and research engineers working on characterizing radiation effects in microelectronic devices and the resulting changes to circuit performance.

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

+ Use effective teaming skills

+ Partner across organizational boundaries

+ Contribute effectively on research teams

+ Work with customers to understand needs and propose solutions

+ Present results as appropriate to management, customers, at open conferences or meetings

Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference.

Qualifications We Require:

+ A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, physics, or related field

+ Experience in solid state physics and experienced in computational simulation of semiconductor devices

+ Experience with UNIX-type operating systems, as well as with an advanced scientific programming language, such as C++ or FORTRAN

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

Ideally, your background could also include:

+ Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

+ Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research

+ Working in a parallel, high performance computing environment

+ Advanced C++ programming and object-oriented design

+ Python programming and script design

+ Agile software development practices and quality software engineering

+ Familiarity with commercial TCAD tools such as Silvaco or Sentaurus

+ Making effective technical presentations and interacting with customers, sponsors, and partner institutions

About Our Team:

Sandia National Laboratories’ department 1355, "Electrical Models & Simulation", has the long-term objective of identifying and characterizing bit-level devices and circuits and their response to radiation in various forms. The department's goal is to impact mission critical electrical designs through high performance technology computer aided design (TCAD) simulation. The team emphasizes software design and model enhancement to extend the capabilities and increase the efficiency of our large scale, parallel, drift-diffusion solver—a C++/object-oriented program. Our research in numerical modeling of silicon and III-V semiconductor devices is directed toward large scale simulations on parallel, high performance computer systems. This entails device model and computer code development, as well as application of our device modeling capabilities to real laboratory mission critical systems.

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: 684045



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-06-22 Expires: 2022-07-22

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