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.

Salary Range

$86,300 – $166,800

  • Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a R&D Systems/Electronics/Microelectronics Engineer to join the Inertial Sensors Department and support Sandia’s development of advanced microelectromechanical sensor (MEMS) technologies. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in developing new environmental sensors for National Security applications. Current activities include pioneering new microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based technologies for applications in inertial sensing (accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc.) and future opportunities exist in expanding this technology base into other Sandia mission areas such as non-proliferation, Energy, and Homeland Security.

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

  • Support system integration activities through interfacing between the design, fabrication, packaging, and test teams.
  • Coordinate lot starts and hand offs between functional areas as a system integrator for heterogeneously integrated microsystems.
  • Team with Product Realization Team (PRT) leads and area owners (ASIC, MEMS, Test, Packaging, etc.) to identify and execute part quantity needs and delivery schedules.
  • Team closely with internal and external expertise for microelectronics design, fabrication, integration, device characterization and testing.

You may have an educational background in Systems Engineering or a relevant Engineering or Science degree.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 50% of the time.

Qualifications We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering or Science field plus four (4) years of relevant experience
  • Academic or professional experience in microelectronic systems, preferably MEMS or ASICs
  • Experience running product through manufacturing lines in a production-based environment with computer integrated manufacturing capabilities
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in relevant Engineering or Science field
  • Experience interfacing between a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Academic or professional experience with system level production optimization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and eagerness to collaborate
  • Active DOE Q or DOD TS clearance

About Our Team

The Inertial Sensors Department, 5216, performs state-of-the-art design, fabrication, and testing of MEMS based sensor technologies for national security applications. The team partners closely with Sandia’s Microelectronics Engineering Science Applications (MESA) center with internal facilities and competency in microelectronics design, fabrication, and testing. Our team is a fun, engaging group with a strong sense of comradery. We pride ourselves in our ability to respond to “tech pull” with demonstrated experience in R&D as well as product engineering successfully fielding technology for real world national security applications. Come join our team to for exciting opportunities to realize new technology in support of the national interest!

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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: 686980