Electronics Engineers (Multiple Openings)

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Engineering
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EG-Engineering
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93022 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s (LBNL) Engineering Division has exciting openings for Electronics Engineers (Multiple Openings) to join our team. 

The Accelerator Technologies Group (ATG) provides engineering solutions to a wide range of scientific applications mainly in the form of accelerator electronics. The scientific programs supported include the Advanced Light Source (ALS), ALS-U and GRETA at LBNL, LCLS and LCLS-II at SLAC, PIP-II at Fermilab, Fermi@Elettra, SNS at ORNL, etc. The matrix structure of the LBNL Engineering Department provides the opportunity to work independently and in teams and to experience a wide range of technical challenges in many scientific disciplines. 

As a member of ATG, you will perform a variety of interesting and challenging engineering tasks related to state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems for particle accelerators and other scientific applications. The work can cover all phases of a system's lifetime: conceptualization, design, planning, implementation, and commissioning. Assignments will be chosen to maximize the team's effectiveness in developing FPGA-based Digital Signal Processing systems (similar to software-defined radio) for real-time control applications, including simulation and software support. 

This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate. 

 

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Under minimal supervision for routine work and general direction in new assignments, assist in the development of state-of-the-art electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems for particle accelerators. 
  • Develop test stands, test, debug and validate integrated FPGA-based instrumentation, including digital designs, high-speed serial links, and RF electronics. 
  • Design and implement FPGA-based systems through modeling, firmware development, and testing in support of the many activities in the division and at the laboratory. 
  • FPGA programming of state of the art scientific equipment, including the development and maintenance of the necessary programming and testing infrastructure. 
  • Work collaboratively with scientists and engineers both from LBNL and from other institutions to provide recommendations, requirements, and specifications, and implement engineering solutions in your area of expertise. 
  • Support preparation of new proposals; from the development of technical concepts to the preparation of budgets and schedules. 
  • Adhere to the Berkeley Lab’s EH&S policies and maintain all required related training up to date. 

 

Additional Responsibilities as needed: 

  • Apply project management principles for the successful completion of projects. 

 

Required Qualifications (level 3): 

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and abilities to fully understand the area of electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems and to resolve issues in creative ways. 
  • RTL design using Verilog or VHDL. 
  • Theoretical understanding and practical experience with modern communication and Digital Signal Processing techniques. 
  • Hands-on experience with hardware: testing, verification and debugging using lab equipment. 
  • Experience in software-defined radio and/or real-time control applications. 
  • HDL simulation, timing closure analysis, and resource optimization. 
  • Strong programming skills in one of the following: C/C++, Python, Matlab/Octave.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

 

Additional Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. and/or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. 
  • 3+ years of experience working in a research and development environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to enhance capabilities of a complex user facility, while minimizing operational impact. 
  • Familiar with UNIX environments. 
  • Understanding of Control Theory. 
  • Experience with high-speed serial links and the configuration of transceivers in FPGAs. 
  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years or related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience.

 

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled. 

 

Notes: 

  • This is a full time, 2 year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. 
  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. 
  • Salary is commensurate with experience. 
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. 
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." 

 

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