X-ray Detector System Engineer
Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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We have an opening for an Electrical Engineer. You will be
responsible for the advanced design, development, testing,
fielding, and ongoing management of new and existing Target
Diagnostic Systems within the Target Area Science and Engineering
(TASE) Detector Group, supporting the National Ignition Facility
and Photon Science Directorate (NIF&PS). Technology areas
include x-ray streak cameras, high-speed microchannel plate gated
imagers, x-ray radiation detection, optical, and nuclear partial
detection for imaging and spectroscopy, pulse dilation technology,
Active Pixel Sensors (APS aka CMOS image sensor), CCD optical
sensors, and radiation effects on electrical components and
systems. This position will include complex maintenance and
upgrades to fielded systems, system integration, technical project
management, and systems engineering duties. You may be required to
travel to domestic partner facilities up to 10%-time.. This
position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO)
Division, within the Engineering Directorate.
In this role, you will
- Provide leadership to small multidisciplinary teams including
work involving full life cycle engineering, analysis of system
engineering requirements, design, test, installation,
commissioning, upgrades, and full delivery of complex diagnostic
- Ensure completion of multiple project milestones while lending
advanced technical expertise for diagnostic systems currently
deployed in NIF as the Responsible System Engineer RSE).
- Provide solutions to complex problems including factors that
may not be well defined for multiple projects; this will include
enhancement recommendations for reliability, maintainability, and
availability for existing and future diagnostic systems, as well as
resulting publications and presentations.
- Provide advanced solutions and in-depth analysis of various
camera systems, sensor integration, and data transmission systems
for us in the NIF or similar facilities, including working with
factors that may not be well defined.
- Provide model-based solutions and in-depth, significant
analysis of various camera systems, sensor integration, and data
transmission systems for us in the NIF or similar facilities.
- Prepare papers for peer review publications on engineering
designs, test results, or similar topics.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security
clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
- Masters' degree in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or
related field or the equivalent combination of education and
previous relevant experience.
- Significant experience with complex technical project
management including the use of gant charts and/or systems
- Advanced knowledge of and experience with small-scale lab
automation (oscilloscopes, digital delay generators, power
supplies, motor controllers, data acquisition systems, or similar)
to accelerate the collection of test data.
- Significant experience using and expanding MATLAB, Python,
SPICE, or LabVIEW, scripts/routines for analysis, parameter
optimization and/or lab automation.
- Advanced knowledge of analog circuit design and digital circuit
design at the component level. Significant experience with hands on
testing and debugging of complex electronic hardware, acting as a
technical mentor or leader to other staff.
- Significant experience with complex printed circuit board (PCB)
layout, design including component selection and qualification
(ADC, DACs, op-amps, and other standard board components)
- Advanced knowledge of and significant experience with
scientific detector, vacuum, and high voltage (>1000V) pulsed
systems including identifying and leading opportunities for
enhancements as appropriate.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to
lead and interact with a multidisciplinary research team, author
technical and scientific reports and papers, document analyses, and
deliver scientific presentations.
- Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team
environment including acting as a mentor or technical lead.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
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- Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
- Comprehensive Benefits Package
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
- Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team
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Pre-Employment Drug Test
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