Electrical Engineer-Generalist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106758
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 1 (SES.1) / Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)
Date Posted: February 10 2020

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Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Electrical/Electronics Engineers. You will contribute to the engineering and development of new and advanced detector and target diagnostic technologies for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). You will provide support to the development of innovative instruments to advance the goals of the National Ignition Facility/Inertial Confinement Fusion (NIF/ICF) and High Energy Density Science (HEDS) programs. Technology areas include streak cameras, high speed gated imagers, solid state imaging systems, radiation detection, optical sensors, and high-speed transient digitizers. These positions are in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions 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
- Participate in the conceptual design of diagnostic systems, test prototypes, and development of new target diagnostics under general direction.
- Apply standard technical and/or theories, concepts, and techniques to a wide variety of hardware design and analysis projects.
- Generate engineering solutions to problems of limited complexity that require the evaluation of readily identifiable factors.
- Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and participate in engineering design reviews.
- Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports under general direction.
- Interface with immediate supervisors, and project leads or other exempt professional in the group or division to complete various projects.
- Work independently, under general direction, as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Provide engineering solutions to resolve moderately complex to complex technical and programmatic issues.
- Perform independent technical analysis to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderately complex to complex issues under limited direction.
- Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on analysis of multiple, largely identifiable factors.

- Bachelor's degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
- Fundamental knowledge in the design, fabrication, installation, testing and operation of instrumentation systems of limited complexity.
- Experience with sensor integration, calibration, and signal analysis techniques.
- Experience with commercially available imaging diagnostic systems including CCD and CMOS camera systems.
- Experience with printed circuit board (PCB) layout or design.
- Experience working with ADC, DACs, op-amps, and other standard board components.
- Fundamental knowledge of microcontrollers, embedded systems, device electronics, high voltage pulsed electronics, RF techniques and practices.
- Possess the fundamental knowledge necessary to use independent judgment to solve problems, under general direction, while adhering to defined practices and procedures.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Experience identifying, defining, and solving moderately complex to complex multi-disciplinary problems in a timely, cost effective manner.
- Comprehensive knowledge of and broad experience in engineering electronics design, operation, or testing processes and ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
- Experience in moderately complex to complex prototype development and testing, as well as electronics design and analysis.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with high-power lasers and optical systems engineering.
- Knowledge in designing optical, x-ray, neutron, or gamma ray diagnostic hardware.
- 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.
- Knowledge of semiconductor fabrication techniques and associated testing.

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, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet 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.

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 applying cutting-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.