Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)Engineering Division has an immediate opening for a Controls Software Engineer to join the team.
This career opening supports GRETA (Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking Array) and the Accelerator Controls Group at theALS (Advanced Light Source), the leading soft x-ray synchrotron in the world. The matrix structure of the Engineering Department provides the opportunity to work on multiple projects, independently, in teams, and to experience a wide range of technical challenges in many scientific disciplines.
You will work with scientists and engineers to define approaches and to implement control system for device-specific digital electronics and industrial PLCs. This work will primarily be done using EPICS and its associated tools. You will develop control software for the GRETA spectrometer and the ALS under the general supervision of the lead engineers.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
Develop and deploy control system software using EPICS and associated tools for the GRETA spectrometer, and for the ALS.
Develop EPICS drivers for device-specific digital electronics boards which employ simple network interfaces.
Configure and program industry standard PLCs, including providing EPICS interfaces
Develop graphical user interfaces and loggers with standard EPICS tools.
Assist with commissioning of controls and associated software tools with support from domain scientists.
Maintain and generate documentation describing work done and systems built. Follow standard methodologies for software development in a collaborative environment.
Successfully finish the safety training required by the Laboratory and employ those skills in daily practice.
Assist with improvements to team process including: source control, issue management, code review, documentation, and testing.
Take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with leading scientists, writing papers, and making new discoveries.
Communicate software capabilities and device integration requirements to the larger user community.
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 ability to create an EPICS project.
Experience carrying out system integrations with instruments and sensors.
Effective time management, organization, and priority setting and planning skills with the ability to allocate resources and assign work to meet goals and deadlines.
Effective communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with scientists and engineers in defining goals
Track record of being an effective troubleshooter in a software environment.
Development experience with C/C++ and Python programming languages
Knowledge of networking protocols
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience working on scientific experiments.
Past membership in multi-developer software project.
Experience with one or more types of industry-standard PLCs
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a 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
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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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