Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Instrument/Electrical Engineer

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Organization: Engineering
Posting Requirement: External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 102308
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 3 (SES.3)
Date Posted: May 09 2017

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for an Electrical/Electronics Engineer. You will be responsible for the engineering and development of new and advanced detector and target diagnostic technologies for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). You will provide development of innovative instruments to advance the goals of the NIF/ICF and HEDS programs. Technology areas include streak cameras, high speed gated imagers, solid state imaging systems, radiation detection, optical sensors, and high speed transient digitizers. Your work will also involve project management. These positions are in the LaserSystems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Independently develop conceptual designs of diagnostic systems, test prototypes, and develop new target diagnostics.
- Contribute to complex advanced designs and apply advanced principles to a wide variety of hardware design and analysis projects.
- Apply advanced engineering solutions and technical analysis to resolve complex technical and programmatic issues.
- Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on in-depth analysis of tangible and intangible factors and present the results at design reviews.
- Provide detail cost and schedule estimates and use work breakdown concepts for project planning and implementation.
- Develop detailed fabrication specifications and interface with vendors.
- Collaborate with field installation teams when appropriate to activate and commission system and support hardware.
- Collaborate within a team consisting of scientists, engineers, designers, technicians, coordinators, procurement personnel to resolve complex problems, and provide technical direction to small teams.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Advanced knowledge in designing complex optical, x-ray, neutron, and gamma ray diagnostic hardware.
- Advanced knowledge in the design, fabrication, installation, and testing of instrumentation systems.
- Significant experience in high speed measurement techniques
- Significant experience with commercially available imaging diagnostic systems.
- Advanced problem solving, troubleshooting, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to independently anticipate, analyze, advise, recommend, and approve appropriate actions and implement solutions to complex issues.
- Experience in planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
Desired Qualifications
- MS/PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
- Experience in leading and managing “cradle-to-grave” projects with experience in estimating resource requirements and schedules.
- Experience with high-power lasers and optical systems engineering.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. 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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.

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