Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Electro Optical Cross Timing Electronics Technologist - NIF

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technicians/IT
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 107283
Job Code: Technologist-Electronics (531.2) / Sr Technologist-Electronics (531.3)
Date Posted: July 14 2020

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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 an opening for a Laser Electro Optic Technologist/Senior Electronics Technologist. You will provide technical support for the Laser Group in the National Ignition Facility & Photon Science (NIF & PS) Directorate.  You will develop, deploy, and maintain moderately complex laser electro-optic instrumentation for use on the NIF. You will be required to solve technical problems and regularly collaborate with scientists, engineers, and high-level technical personnel. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.
This position will be filled at either the 531.2 or 531.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties
- Apply engineering principles using detailed knowledge gained from general technical support experience for the development of cross-timing designs, including development of work plan activities, collaboration with stakeholders in development of requirements, moderately complex hardware prototyping, instrumentation performance evaluation, documentation, installation, commissioning, and system performance verification.
- Perform periodic maintenance activities on the cross-timing system, including moderately complex troubleshooting, data analysis, data archiving, and test report preparation.
- Work with experimenters and engineers to perform a variety of developmental and experimental tasks independently, under general supervision.
- Interact with a large computer control system, through graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
- Prepare, interpret data, and document test results, identify moderately complex problems, and suggest solutions.
- Develop formal training documents including Qualification Cards, one-line interconnect drawings and schematics.
- Coordinate with external and internal work units for hardware fabrication and qualification.
- Respond to abnormal events which may require overtime, shift and/or weekend-work or alternate work schedules.
- Effective written and verbal communication.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint and Excel.
In Addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Analyze complex system cross-timing performance and present data to a peer review team with recommendations.
- Interpret cross-timing requirements for the development and qualification of timing diagrams under minimal supervision.
- Serve as technical contact for cross-timing system and respond in real-time off-normal events.
- Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, Laser Electro-Optic Technology, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and previous relevant experience.
- Intermediate skills, knowledge, and understanding of moderately complex electronics theory, including analog and digital circuitry.
- Experience providing general technical support including understanding, testing, characterizing, and deploying moderately complex fiber optic technology designs.
- Intermediate skills and understanding with a range of laboratory test equipment including oscilloscopes, digital multi-meters, signal generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDRs) and energy meters.
- Ability to read, interpret, and analyze schematics, independently troubleshoot, and repair equipment to the component level, and contribute to circuitry enhancements. Effective written and verbal communication including strong presentation skills. 
- Ability to climb stairs, lift equipment, or stand for long periods of time and the ability to work in Beryllium and radiologically areas.
- Ability to work overtime, shift and/or weekend or alternate work schedules.
In Addition, at the 531.3 Level
- Advanced technical support experience and understanding of electronic and/or electro-optics technology including theory, design, and component-to-system understanding.
- Advanced level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems in a high-power laser operations environment.
- Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including working as part of a team and providing feedback and   technical direction to others.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience designing fiber optic-based systems.
- Experience measuring signal bandwidths > 1GHz for electro-optic optic system.
- Experience with LabView and MATLAB software development.

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.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

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.


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