Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Physics: Semiconductor
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security!
We are seeking a highly motivated engineer/software developer with an emphasis on semiconductor devices and radiation effects on those devices. You will be part of a team of computational scientists and semiconductor device physicists and will have the opportunity to demonstrate your technical expertise in a dynamic environment with complicated computer model design requirements, stringent code development quality standards and state of the art computing architectures! Additionally, the position requires interaction with experimental and theoretical physicists and research engineers working on characterizing radiation effects in microelectronic devices and the resulting changes to circuit performance.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Utilize effective teaming skills
Partner across organizational boundaries
Contribute effectively on research teams
Work with customers to understand needs and propose solutions
Present results as appropriate to management, customers, at open conferences or meetings
Sandia National Laboratories’ department 1355, "Electrical Models & Simulation", has the long-term objective of identifying and characterizing bit-level devices and circuits and their response to radiation in various forms. The department's goal is to impact mission critical electrical designs through high performance technology computer aided design (TCAD) simulation. The team emphasizes software design and model enhancement to extend the capabilities and increase the efficiency of our large scale, parallel, drift-diffusion solver—a C++/object-oriented program. Our research in numerical modeling of silicon and III-V semiconductor devices is directed toward large scale simulations on parallel, high performance computer systems. This entails device model and computer code development, as well as application of our device modeling capabilities to real laboratory mission critical systems.
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
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.
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.
A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, physics, or related discipline
Experience in solid state physics and experienced in computational simulation of semiconductor devices
Experience with UNIX-type operating systems, as well as with an advanced scientific programming language, such as C++ or FORTRAN
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and a willingness to work in a collaborative team environment,
Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research
Working in a parallel, high performance computing environment
Advanced C++ programming and object-oriented design
Python programming and script design
Agile software development practices and quality software engineering
Familiarity with commercial TCAD tools such as Silvaco or Sentaurus
Making effective technical presentations and interacting with customers, sponsors, and partner institutions
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.
Internal Number: 672428
About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
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