Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Electrical Engineer - Generalist

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106276
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 1 (SES.1) / Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)
Date Posted: October 24 2019

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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 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have multiple openings for Electrical Engineer/Generalists. Successful candidates will help develop, design and implement analog and digital circuits for a wide range of research and development projects in the areas of RF instrumentation, accelerators, networked sensor and space-based systems for national security missions. Technical responsibilities include analog and digital design, embedded programming, back end drivers, simulation, control applications and/or high-power systems. Execution involves working in a team environment to produce system specifications, design documentation, simulated system performance, test plans, tested hardware and software, and design reviews. You will work within National Security Engineering Division (NSED) providing solutions to the challenges facing our nation in national defense, homeland security, energy and environment, and fundamental physics. This position is in NSED within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your experience and qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Develop conceptual designs of limited complexity electrical systems, test prototypes, and associated diagnostics under general direction.
- Develop detailed designs, specify circuit components, oversee part fabrication and unit assembly.
- Develop software at the application layer down to the embedded processor using well defined techniques and methods.
- Develop device drivers and applications of limited complexity to talk to commercial off the shelf (COTS) or custom hardware.
- Perform circuit simulations to verify system performance and functionality.
- Learn unique design requirements for electrical systems that involve both high voltage and high explosives.
- Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and participate in engineering design reviews.
- Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Provide solutions and guidance to the testing of prototypes and associated diagnostics utilizing comprehensive knowledge of conceptual designs of electrical systems.
- Collaborate with team members to solve moderately complex to complex issues/problems that require analysis and creative use of established techniques and methods under limited direction.
- Interact with other organizations internal and external to the Laboratory to complete various LLNL projects.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Knowledge of fundamental electrical engineering concepts related to assembly, calibration, and testing of analog and digital electrical systems.
- Knowledge of SPICE or similar circuit simulation software.
- Fundamental knowledge of microcontroller, FPGA hardware, and associated software and simulation tools.
- Fundamental knowledge of technical computing (e.g., simulation development, signal and image processing) using platforms such as MATLAB or Python.
- Experience with modern application development using languages such as C++ or Java.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment effectively.
- Sufficient communication skills with proven ability to present concepts and ideas in a clear and coherent manner, both verbal and written for presentation and interaction with other technical staff members.

In Addition, at the SES.2 Level
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience reading and interpreting moderately complex to complex mechanical, optical, and electrical specifications using drawings, datasheets, and procedure manuals.
- Experience in conducting experiments of electrical configuration and settings, and the advanced application of timing and data acquisition systems.
- Experience translating customer requirements into control systems hardware and software specifications.

Desired Qualifications
- Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
- Knowledge of LABVIEW for hardware control and instrumentation applications.
- Knowledge of design applications for high voltage systems.

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 listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.