What Your Job Will Be Like
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? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some the most challenging issues facing our nation's security? If so, keep reading about the opportunity we have below.
You could be the 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 reporting to 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.
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
Teaming with experienced test engineers to guide and provide insight to experiments and results
Working closely with systems engineers, designers, and testers to create models and analyze, validate, and report result
Qualifications We Require
You possess a minimum of a master's degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline.
You have knowledge, by way of training and/or experience, of analog circuit simulation and/or design
You have knowledge, by way of training and/or experience, of the physics and construction of semiconductor devices
You have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Ph.D. in electrical engineering or relevant discipline
Knowledge of radiation effects on semiconductor devices
Experience in circuit and/or device design
Experience with circuit simulation software (e.g. SPICE, PSpice, Xyce, HSPICE)
Experience in VHDL/Verilog and other HDL languages
Experience using UNIX operating systems and/or High-Performance Computing clusters
Experience in the application of statistics to simulation results and analysis
Experience in verification and validation of simulations
Proficiency in a high-level programming language (e.g. C/C++, Matlab, Python)
Good verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience with teaming for results
About Our Team
Department 1356 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) programs. Our capabilities include physical and computational simulation of electrical components and systems, model extraction, and theoretical behavior of components in harsh environments.
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, 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
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.