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Sandia National Laboratories Senior Manager, MESA Post Fab Technologies Group 5230 in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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.


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A Senior Manager is needed to lead the Post Fab Technologies Group in providing research, development, and production services for packaged microelectronics. These technologies are critical to ensuring the qualification and delivery of high reliability MESA products suitable for use in hostile environments. Maintaining a deep technical understanding of these products and technologies is a key enabler of our mission success.On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Lead and oversee the technical proficiencies, personnel, and infrastructure that provide research, development, and manufacturing capabilities in support of MESA’s microelectronics production capability.

  • Lead the close technical and programmatic relationship with Sandia Production (Center 2500).

  • Lead the technical and programmatic communications and collaborate with NNSA federal program managers and the US Navy and US Air Force sponsors.

  • Manage critical product delivery efforts in multiple Sandia mission areas, including War Reserve (WR) product for nuclear weapons.

  • Travel as required to support ongoing projects.


  • Requires an advanced degree in physical science, engineering or a closely related STEM field or equivalent experience.

  • Ten or more years of relevant experience, including five or more years of managerial experience.

  • Experience delivering WR product to the nuclear deterrence community.

  • Experience in an ND production environment.

  • Experience in project and capability management.

  • Active DOE or DOD secret clearance to start.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance.


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

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and mentor others and to develop effective relationships with peers.

  • Experience developing ND programs and customer relationships.

  • Familiarity with Department of Energy and other National Security Agency processes.

  • Active DOE Q or DoD TS Security Clearance.

    Department Description:

The MESA (Center 5200) leadership team stewards the co-located set of research, development and production capabilities for sophisticated, trusted and strategic rad-hard microsystems that meet evolving national security needs. This leadership team is well-integrated and supports all Sandia missions. The depth and breadth of our work presents opportunities for growth to any bidder. The group consists of five technical departments with over 100 staff and managers and a current annual budget of over $40M/year.The Post Fab Technologies Group consists of the following departments:

  • Org. 5231, Product Engineering: The Product Engineering department provides product development, pre-production, and production expertise and oversight for the testing, qualification, and delivery of high reliability MESA products suitable for use in hostile environments.

  • Org. 5232, Adv Packaging/Integration: The Advanced Packaging/Integration department is responsible for microelectronics integration design and development activities with applications spanning microelectronics, MEMS, photonic systems, and RFICs.

  • Org. 5233, Defect Prevention / Reliability: The Defect Prevention / Reliability department uses a layered defect prevention strategy and Lean Six Sigma methodology to support the design, development, and qualification of high reliability microelectronics and microsystems for nuclear weapons and other national security applications.

  • Org. 5234, Computer Integrated Manufacturing: The embedded Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) department applies their advanced manufacturing knowledge and computer information capabilities to enable MESA’s mission of research, development, and production of microsystem products for national security customers.

  • Org. 5235, Microelectronic Packaging: The Microelectronics Packaging department provides process development and production services for ceramic packaging and plastic ball grid array packaging for HBTs and ASICs for national security applications.

  • Org. 5236, Post-Fab Logistics: The Logistics group provides PRT leadership and centralized planning, scheduling, inventory, supply chain management and production control for the Post-Fab Technologies organization.

    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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance to start, or equivalent active security clearance with another U.S. government agency (e.g., DOD). Sandia is required by DOE directive 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 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.

Job ID: 679756