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R&D Software and Firmware Engineer for Quantum Systems (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.



Salary Range:

$115,400 - $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:



We are seeking outstanding candidates in an R&D Computer Science/Software and Firmware engineering role to join a fast-paced team pursuing world leading research in atomic physics for quantum information sciences (QIS). The successful candidate will be a self-starter who will work with a group of technical staff and technologists in a highly dynamic research environment, assisting with the design, and implementation of software and firmware applications to control, detect, and manipulate trapped ion experimental systems for applications in quantum information science (QIS).



On any given day you may be called on to:





+ Work with physicists to implement experimental requirements.



+ Solve, debug, maintain and document control software and firmware.



+ Develop and maintain code using best professional practices and be required to work closely with a team of physicists to incorporate features as needed.



+ Perform work in a safe and compliant manner, seek out subject matter expert advice as needed, and maintain necessary documentation.



+ Develop high-speed data acquisition solutions.



+ Develop custom MPSOC and RFSOC implementations to support quantum computing.



+ Support experiments by developing solutions for automation and remote work.



+ Build robust hardware control systems with higher level software APIs.





This position can be a virtual worker position, but the selected candidate must be able to come onsite at the New Mexico Campus.



Qualifications We Require:





+ Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus ten (10) or more years’ experience in software, hardware and firmware development or;



+ Master’s degree in above field plus six (6) or more years’ experience







+ Ten (10) or more years’ experience with Python, C, C++ and embedded programming



+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance





Qualifications We Desire:





+ Ability to work remotely efficiently



+ Experience with board level testing



+ Experience with python development



+ Experience developing GUIs



+ Experience leading a team of developers and engineers



+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills



+ Ability to develop and maintain required technical work documents.



+ Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to collaborate well in a diverse team environment and develop positive relationships





About Our Team:



The Photonic Microsystems Technologies Department exploits science and technology at the nano and micro scales to enable advances in systems for national security. Our engagement is with a broad spectrum of technologies and a diverse field of customers with a successful record of maturing technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. The department consists of teams that lead the development and understanding of quantum effects associated with silicon electronic devices, atomic and molecular gases, and trapped electrons, atoms and ions. Most significantly, with a strong presence in the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and working broadly with other Sandia and external organizations, we fabricate electronic structures and devices that use these effects to achieve new levels of performance at the integrated system level. Core technology areas in the department include nanofabrication of silicon devices; electromagnetic modeling; and ion trap and solid-state quantum information science and technology.



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.



EEO:



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.



Position Information:



This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.



Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



Job ID: 683954

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

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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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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