Sandia National Laboratories R&D Electronics Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing high performance focal plane array read-out ICs, analog to digital and digital to analog converters, ultra-low noise/power analog electronics, radiation hardened circuits, non-volatile memories, trusted processors, complex functional cores and field programmable gate array (FPGA) products targeting internal radiation hardened IC technology as well as external state of the art foundries.
  • Providing design leadership along with making significant technical contributions to the development of analog/mixed-signal IC’s.
  • Directing the IC layout design staff to implement the physical layout in accordance with foundry design rules to ensure products are manufacturable, reliable and will meet all electrical performance requirements.
  • Development of test methodologies for IC verification and working closely with test engineering to ensure thorough characterization and validation of all functional requirements.
  • Light electrical laboratory test setup planning, design and debug.
  • Working closely with the production agency to resolve any issues associated with the transition to full scale production.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant STEM discipline and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • Seven years’ experience with CMOS analog or mixed signal integrated circuit design.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or relevant engineering discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose and debug integrated circuits in a laboratory environment.
  • Some experience with WR product design and development.
  • Some experience interfacing to an external production agency such as NSC.
  • 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 are a must, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, reports, and documentation.
  • Familiarity with most of the following:

  • analog integrated circuit design

  • schematic capture
  • circuit simulation
  • mixed signal verification
  • custom IC layout
  • ASIC design processes
  • rad-hard by design techniques
  • custom library development
  • modern CAE tools
  • precision laboratory test equipment

Department Description:

The Mixed Signal ASIC Design department develops and maintains digital, analog, and mixed-signal design expertise along with 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 radiation hardened CMOS technology group to maintain state-of-the-art radiation-hardened CMOS research, design, and production capability.development (LDRD) and external sponsors. In addition to IC product development, the department works closely with our in-house.

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 withamazingimpact 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,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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT