Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Experimental Electrical Engineer

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Science & Engineering
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106339
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2) / Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3)
Date Posted: November 06 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 an opening for an Electrical Engineer to help with development, integration, testing, and fielding of electrical and optical diagnostic systems for a wide range of research programs aiding in the national security of the country. You will be technically responsible for carrying out a range of duties including design of analog and digital electrical circuit, simulation, integrating components and/or subsystems and programming of these subsystems. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 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 moderately complex to complex electrical systems, test prototypes, and associated diagnostics.
- Develop, design, integrate and test cross-timing systems for various moderately complex to complex experiments.
- Perform circuit simulations to verify system performance and functionality.
- Contribute to the detailed design process, oversee fabrication, and unit assembly of electrical systems.
- Generate and review electrical system documentation (schematics, cable diagrams, wiring diagrams, timing diagrams, simulation/analysis results, safety plans, test plans and results).
- Participate in the production of system specifications, design documentation, simulated system performance, test plans, tested hardware and software, and participate in design reviews.
- 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.3 Level
- Set specific technical strategy and may monitor or direct activities as task lead.
- Establish project objectives and timelines.
- Apply advanced technical theories, concepts, and techniques to develop novel solutions to critical mission needs.

Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)/Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) and grounding and shielding of electrical systems.
- Comprehensive knowledge of fundamental electrical engineering concepts related to assembly, calibration, and testing of analog and digital electrical systems.
- Experience with SPICE or similar circuit simulation software.
- Experience with microcontrollers, FPGA hardware, and associated software and simulation tools.
- Experience in technical computing (e.g., simulation development, signal and image processing) using platforms such as MATLAB or Python.
- Ability to learn unique design requirements for electrical systems that involve both high voltage and high explosives.
- Proficient 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. Ability to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Ability to travel.

In Addition, at the SES.3 Level
- Advanced knowledge in the domains of Instrumentations, Microwave RF or related fields.
- Significant experience developing and integrating electrical engineering solutions.
- Experience leading independent work, including established objectives and timelines.

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 and/or experiments requiring nanosecond-level timing.

 

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 $2.1 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.