NSA


Microelectronics Engineer (47960623)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 1/21/2019

Microelectronics Engineer

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

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.


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