Fabrication/Manufacturing Engineer / Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher - Mid to Experienced Level (MD Location)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 1, 2022
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RESPONSIBILITIES
Would you like to work for the most esteemed, reputable, and established in-house research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community? If so, let's talk! NSA employs scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading companies, universities, and national laboratories to leverage work in overlapping disciplines, advance core capabilities, and seek out and develop revolutionary ideas that will provide our nation with an overwhelming advantage over our adversaries. At the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS), you will have incredible opportunities with high visibility to work on investigating and designing large-scale high performance computing systems, focusing on computer architectures, processing/memory subsystems, and transforming computing beyond Moore's Law. You will be a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team of physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and systems architects that challenge you to make impacts that others have yet to attain. We're looking for talented FABRICATION/MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS to improve and develop cryogenic engineering processes; direct the design, fabrication, implementation, and commissioning of vacuum cryostats, magnets, and other experimental cryogenic systems; support and evaluate manufacturing planning; and develop innovative solutions to improve and extend cryogenic engineering activities and advanced processing solutions.
SKILLS
Specific desired experience includes: - A range of experience in the field of semiconductor device manufacturing, specifically application specific integrated circuits (ASICs); - Familiarity with a wide range of semiconductor device manufacturing materials in the areas of insulating dielectrics, and interconnect metals and knowledge of superconducting materials; - Knowledge of semiconductor device manufacturing statistical process control, yield improvement, and failure analysis techniques; - Understanding of the entire semiconductor device manufacturing flow to include device design, manufacture/fabrication, test, and assembly; - Experience verifying and validating custom semiconductor processes required to manufacturing custom ASICs. Required Skills: Excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, and possess the following knowledge and experience: - 6+ years of experience in semiconductor manufacturing including areas such as semiconductor process engineering, semiconductor process integration engineering, yield enhancement, statistical process control, and failure analysis of semiconductor devices. - Manufacturing process experienced with materials used in semiconductor such as dielectrics and interconnect metals, superconducting materials is a plus; - Systems engineering and systems development; - Operational and developmental test and evaluation; - Functional requirements processes; - Strategic planning process and techniques; - A solid desire to oversee research team efforts; - Personnel and product safety, customer focused, and ability to close out projects completely; - Strong teaming and communication skills including leading design status communications, leadership briefings, and directing effective projects/meetings.
PAY BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
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. Salary ranges vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland. Salary Range: $86,389 - $176,300 (Full Performance, Senior, Expert). Advancement: Cross-organizational mentoring is highly encouraged and readily available for all employees. Training is available through: continuing education classes provided by our internal school, vendor training, and a variety of tuition assistance programs. You can also take advantage of work assignment or travel opportunities, both stateside and abroad, or direct engagements with other Intelligence Community agencies. Work/Life Balance: As Federal employees, our employees enjoy job security, relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, free onsite fitness centers at many locations, available paid personal fitness time within your normal work schedule, flexible health and life insurance, Federal retirement pension, matching employee retirement contributions to the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) for up to 5% of salary, and competitive pay. The typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 hrs (flexible).
POSITION SUMMARY
Want to be a part of an elite team where your work has a global impact by creating revolutionary ideas that will provide our nation with an overwhelming advantage? We have an opportunity for you! As a Fabrication/Manufacturing Engineer at NSA, the creativity of you and your team is essential to creating effective solutions for internal and Agency-supported customers around the world. Your efforts will drive global impacts that may include: saving lives of U.S. and ally soldiers; providing U.S. policy and decision makers with critical, timely intelligence; ensuring the continued safety of U.S. citizens and residents by thwarting foreign adversaries; and defending vital networks.
HOW TO APPLY
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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