Electronics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Not Specified
Nov 17, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
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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.

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a R&D Microelectronics Integration Engineer to join the Inertial Sensors Department and support Sandia’s advanced MEMS sensor technologies and Heterogeneous Integration of microelectronics for national security applications. You may have an educational background in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related STEM field.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute integration activities for MEMS based technologies supporting the transition from development through to qualified production processes.
  • Perform R&D for advanced microelectronics integration activities, such as hybrid MEMS/ROIC systems, RF microsystems, electro-optic focal plane arrays, CMOS, and additive manufacturing.
  • Advance Sandia’s proficiency in Heterogeneous Integration through establishing internal capabilities and expertise in 2.5D and 3D integration with through substrate vias (TSV) and flip chip bonding for both mid-range and fine pitch interconnects.
  • Interact closely with internal and external expertise for microelectronics design, fabrication, integration and testing. Utilize Sandia’s internal facilities including the MESA Fabs, electroplating resources, packaging/integration labs, as well as test and failure analysis.
  • 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.
Qualifications We Require
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related STEM field.
  • Undergraduate degree in a STEM field.
  • Experience with microelectronics integration approaches such as wire bonding, die attach, solder reflow and thermocompression bonding, etc.
  • Experience with, or interest in microelectronics fabrication approaches such as physical vapor deposition, reactive ion etching, photolithography, electrochemical deposition, etc.
  • Active DOE or DOD security clearance.
Qualifications We Desire

Ideally, we would like to see your experience include some of the following:

  • Academic or professional experience in MEMS or other relevant microelectronics fields such as Integrated Circuits, RF Microsystems, Si Photonics, Compound Semiconductors, or Heterogeneous Integration.
  • Ability to conceive and propose ideas for process improvement through solving problems to overcome challenges and improve yield.
  • Interest in leading development efforts including cost, schedule, and device realization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and eagerness to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
About Our Team

The Inertial Sensors Department provides development and delivery of world-class technology R&D, and national security technical consulting. The diverse team is highly motivated, interactive, and mutually encouraging, performing both individual and small group activities in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere. The team, as a whole, supports product delivery and performs leading-edge research in collaboration with many groups across the Lab.

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 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 *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD).

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 maintain a DOE L-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.

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