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Sandia National Laboratories Memory and Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 3 years of experience.
  • Direct experience with memory or analog/mixed signal circuit design (through degree focus or direct years of experience).
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance.


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

  • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or relevant engineering discipline.
  • Familiarity with several of the following:

  • Analog techniques and analog building blocks such as voltage/current references, charge pumps, regulators, ADC/DACs and power on circuits.

  • Non-volatile memory (NVM) design
  • Mixed signal verification and behavioral models for mixed signal blocks.
  • Analog and digital simulators such as HSPICE and Verilog
  • Digital ASIC design flow, including logic simulation, synthesis, place-and-route
  • Radiation effect mitigation techniques
  • Laboratory test equipment
  • Experience with a scripting language
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and debug integrated circuits in a laboratory environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills which include teamwork, effective leadership, negotiation, delegation, conflict resolution and the ability to work in a diverse team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, reports, and documentation.
  • Active DoD TS or DOE Q Security Clearance.

Department Description:

The Advanced CMOS Products and Design department develops and maintains digital, analog, and mixed-signal design expertise. We have a deep understanding of technology offerings and design methodologies to provide custom microelectronic products and engineering services that fulfill the diverse needs of our customers (Nuclear Weapons {NW} and Strategic Partnership Programs {SPP}). Customers include DOE weapons systems, satellite systems, the intelligence community, armed services, other government agencies, the Sandia research community, and commercial industry.

We are an accredited Department of Defense (DoD) Trusted Design Center. Our Category 1A Trusted Accreditation through the DoD Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA) is for "Trusted Design" services for both unclassified and classified integrated circuits. We provide Trusted ASIC Design Services for both radiation-hardened and non-radiation-hardened Trusted Foundries (350nm, 180nm, 130nm, 90nm, 65nm, 45nm, 32nm and 14nm). We are also involved in microelectronics research and development for next generation microelectronics in support of both laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) and external sponsors. In addition to IC product development, the department works closely with our in-house radiation hardened CMOS technology group to maintain state-of-the-art radiation-hardened CMOS research, design, and production capability.

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:

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  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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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.


We are seeking a Memory and Analog/Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Engineer to join a team utilizing advanced CAD tools and CMOS semiconductor technologies to support ASIC product development targeting DOE weapons systems, satellite systems, the intelligence community, high energy physics research and trusted microelectronics applications.

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

  • Develop complex ICs including trusted ASICs and Non-Volatile Memories (NVM) utilizing both Sandia’s internal radiation hardened IC technology as well as external commercial state of the art silicon foundries.
  • Perform design implementation, including logic synthesis, static timing analysis, and directing the placement, routing, and finishing of the coordinated circuit design process.
  • Develop test methodologies and vectors, working closely with test engineering to ensure detailed characterization and validation of all functional and reliability requirements.
  • Build targeted simulation testbenches and associated test scripts.
  • Perform electrical laboratory test setup planning, design and debug.
  • Work closely with the production agency to resolve any issues associated with the transition to full scale production.