Microelectronics Engineer - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

With the ever-increasing technological complexities in the world of Microelectronics, we need talented Microelectronics Engineers to be part of our team designing, assembling, testing, and qualifying the next generation of electronics hardware in support of our mission. Our goal is to provide microelectronics services of the highest quality to ensure the success of the Agency's mission.

Microelectronic Engineers utilize electrical, computer, mechanical, and materials engineering knowledge and skills to design, assemble, test, analyze and qualify the next generation of electronics hardware in support of the NSA mission.

The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for Microelectronics Design Engineers, Microelectronics Assembly Engineers, and Microelectronics Test and Reliability Engineers.

Microelectronics Design Engineers' areas of responsibility can include:

-Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design
-Register Transfer Level (RTL) design including Verilog and VHDL
-Digital/Analog Logic design/simulation, functional verification, Design For Test (DFT), testability analysis
-Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design
-Microelectronics package engineering
-Custom package design
-Multi-Chip Module (MCM) design
-Assembly specifications
-Signal Integrity (SI)/Power Integrity (PI)/Electro-Magnetic Integrity (EMI) Analysis

Microelectronics Assembly Engineers' areas of responsibility can include:

-Packaging and/or assembling integrated circuit devices
- Assembly of custom electronic packaging solutions
-Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly
-Multi-Chip Module (MCM) assembly
- Process design and development to support advanced assembly techniques such as Three Dimensional Interconnect (3DI) and Printed Electronics

Microelectronics Test and Reliability Engineers' areas of responsibility can include:

-High-pin-count Integrated Circuit (IC) design and operation validation
-Parametric testing
-Accelerated testing / qualification / screening

Other responsibilities of a Microelectronics Engineer at NSA may include:

-Create and maintain documentation on technical information
-Operate specialized scientific and technical equipment
-Attend conferences and communicate with people in a particular technical field to keep abreast of new technologies and information
-Conduct research including studies, experiments, and investigations
-Research emerging technologies for application(s) within the Agency
-Serve as a subject matter expert to support research and development efforts","jobQualifications":"Salary Range: $70,519 - $87,868 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

With a professional Engineering degree, entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience.

With a degree in either (1) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or university or (2) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology), entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience.

For all of the above degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Experience in microelectronics design engineering and/or analog or digital logic design is desired. Experience using electronic design automation (EDA) tools may be required for certain positions.


Salary Range: $81,571 - $108,643 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

With a degree in professional Engineering, entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience.

With a degree in either (1) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or university or (2) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology), entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's or Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience.

For all of the above degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Relevant experience must be in microelectronics design engineering and/or analog or digital logic design. Experience using electronic design automation (EDA) tools may be required for certain positions.


Salary Range: $99,172 - $152,352 (Senior)

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 3 years of relevant experience.

Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology).

For all of the above degrees, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Relevant experience must be in microelectronics design engineering, semiconductor or integrated circuit quality assurance, and semiconductor packaging. Experience using electronic design automation (EDA) tools may be require required for certain positions.

Array

Array

Categories

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Microelectronics Engineer - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account