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R&D S&E, High Reliability Electronic Components Engineer Program Lead- Characterization, Testing, Device Physics (Distinguished) ONSITE

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 690077

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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.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore innovative solutions?

This is an extraordinary unique leadership opportunity at Sandia unlike any other place to gain experience for a national and international priority. Why not join us? We want you to be a part of our innovative and collaborative team and make an impact on the nation and the world! We are seeking a highly motivated High Reliability Electronic Components Engineer Program Lead for our robust Hi-Reliability Commercial Technologies Department. You will be a part of a team responsible for delivery of thousands of electronic parts in the Rel Commercial Technologies Department (07641). These electronic piece parts are critical to ensuring the success of the nation’s defense and must be qualified to meet the demanding performance specifications and reliability requirements of customer applications. We have the need for individuals who have a deep understanding of radiation effects on electronic devices. Join us if you have enthusiasm for solving interesting and highly consequential problems.

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

  • Serve as the subject matter expert for a family of electronic products and be highly knowledgeable with the performance of the parts in a variety of environments/conditions.

  • Work with a variety of next level assembly design teams to learn about weapon systems through their many major components (MCs). Excellence in this role includes preventing issues by having an intimate knowledge of the supply chain for their commodity.

  • Collaborate with customers and our production agency partners. Depending on the specific commodity, you may need expertise in state-of-the-art capacitors, resistors, analog and digital integrated circuits, diodes, filters, etc

  • Lead research efforts for emerging technologies or other special topics. Lead projects that have multi-functional team members and impact how the department interacts with customers and partners such as NSC.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific field; or equivalent

  • 12 years of engineering or scientific experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform independent research and development

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master's Degree in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific field with at least two years of experience.

  • PhD in Electrical, Electronic or Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Physics or other relevant engineering or scientific field

  • Experience with electronic components including selection, qualification, and testing.

  • Demonstrated experience performing technical problem solving related to electrical components

  • Familiarity with military standards, JEDEC standards, etc.,

  • Knowledge of:

  • Reliability assessment methods including accelerated life testing

  • Semiconductor device physics

  • Failure mechanisms of capacitors, resistors, diodes, and semiconductor devices

  • Supply chain management to ensure high quality and avoid counterfeit parts

  • Experience with radiation effects in microelectronics and semiconductors

  • Familiarity with component electrical test methods and equipment

  • DOE Q clearance

About Our Team:

The Hi-Rel Commercial Technologies Department (7641) and the Hi-Rel Program and Integration Department (7642) are responsible for identification, characterization and qualification of commercial electronic components used in high reliability applications. The departments provide supplier and component information, hardware, test and reliability information, and surveillance of these components, to our system/subsystem design customers and to our Production Agency partners. Our core competency includes supply chain assurance, assessing component compatibility with manufacturing processes, and test process development to determine the suitability of commercial electronic components for high consequence products. We perform research to identify and assess new technologies.

Our departments are on the leading edge of the product realization process. We are responsible for ensuring thousands of electronics parts will meet stringent performance and reliability requirements. This requires the highest levels of understanding of:

  • How the parts will function within their intended circuits

  • Merging technology capabilities and failure modes

  • Suppliers and their relevant risks (technical, security, delivery, etc.)

  • How to test a wide range of products

We invest in our people, our lab and test capability, and our Information Technology and project control tools!

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:*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.


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.

Job ID: 690077

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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