Electrical Engineer - Detector System

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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We have an opening for an early to mid-career Electrical Engineer. You will be responsible for the design, development, testing, fielding and ongoing operational support of high-speed x-ray radiation detector and camera systems in the Target Diagnostics Detector Systems group, within the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate (NIF&PS) Directorate. Technology areas include advanced focal plane arrays, x-ray streak cameras, high-speed microchannel plate gated imagers, radiation detection, Active Pixel Sensors (APS aka CMOS image sensor) and CCD optical sensors, high-speed transient digitizers, and radiation effects on electrical components and systems. This position will include daily maintenance and upgrades to recently fielded systems, system integration, technical project management, and systems engineering duties. This position may require 25%-time domestic travel to partner facilities. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.Essential Duties
- Execute system-level project work scope with a well-defined electrical system level design, testing, and integration under general direction.
- Provide solutions and analysis of various systems, sensor integration, and data transmission involving moderate complexity.
- Provide engineering solutions for existing and future diagnostic systems using readily identifiable factors and techniques, including quality standards, publications and presentations, and participation in multidisciplinary design efforts.
- Develop system requirements through utilizing a defined process.
- Provide day-to-day engineering support for moderately complex diagnostic systems currently deployed in the NIF.
- Contribute to project/program milestone completion and provide solutions to problems of limited complexity using well defined techniques and methodologies.
- Collaborate with other engineers functioning as part of a team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the SES.3 Level
- Provide guidance and informal mentorship to small engineering teams to successfully execute project deliverables including managing schedules and small project budgets and facilitating successful installation and commissioning of new moderately complex to complex diagnostic systems within NIF.
- Participate in or provide technical guidance of formal and informal moderately complex to complex engineering design reviews that may involve regulators, sensors, RF, and/or board level high speed signal systems.
- Execute moderately complex to complex short term (1-3 day) electrical component and system level tests and simulations at specialized partner organizations test facilities.
- Execute system integration to the NIF facility or other partner facilities using defined interface documents
- Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Fundamental knowledge of analog and digital circuits.
- Experience with project management including the use of gant charts or systems engineering.
- Experience with hands on testing and debugging of moderately complex electronic hardware.
- Experience with vacuum systems and system integration.
- Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a multidisciplinary research team, author technical and scientific reports and papers, document analyses, and deliver scientific presentations.
In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- PhD in Electrical Engineering or related field or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge and broad experience developing moderately complex to complex system level requirements using formal systems engineering techniques including project management involving teams of greater than 3 members.
- Broad experience working with and comprehensive knowledge of analogue to digital converter (ADC), digital to analogue (DACs), op-amps, linear or switching voltage regulators, pressure/temperature sensors, board level high speed signals integrity or advanced analogue data transmission systems (optical or RF).
- Experience with some level of modeling such as Particle in Cell (PiC), Electromagnetic particle simulation software tools, Simulink, Python modeling tools, etc.
- Experience providing guidance and informal mentorship including managing schedules (gant charts) and small project budgets.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience working with semiconductor fabrication facilities.
- Experience working with vacuum based optical systems such as streak cameras, vacuum oscilloscopes, x-ray tubes, high power short pulse lasers or similar systems.
- Knowledge of small-scale lab automation (oscilloscopes, digital delay generators, power supplies, motor controllers, data acquisition systems, or similar) to accelerate the collection of test data.
- Experience with small scale system level production
- Experience using and expanding existing MATLAB, Python, SPICE, or LabVIEW, scripts/routines for analysis and lab automation.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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