Berkeley Lab's (LBNL) Engineering Division has an exciting opening for an Electronics Engineer 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 the Accelerator Technologies Group, 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.
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.
Document ongoing and completed work and present it at conferences and workshops. Publish in relevant journals.
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.
Interact with a broad range of engineers, scientists, graduate students and post-docs, technicians and administrative staff.
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 successful completion of projects.
Work in complex user facilities.
Typically requires less than 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 2 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.
Basic software capabilities. Good programming skills in one of the following: C/C++, Python, Matlab/Octave,
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
PhD and/or Master degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
3+ years of experience working in a research and development environment.
Demonstrated ability to enhance capabilities to a complex user facility, while minimizing operational impact.
PhD and/or Master degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
Familiar with UNIX environments.
Experience with high-speed serial links and the configuration of transceivers in FPGAs.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
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.
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