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Electrical Engineer

Job ID JR101240 Date posted 06/18/2024

Position Description

The National Synchrotron Light Source II is an X-ray light source used by visiting researchers around the world, spanning industry, academia, government, to advance our knowledge in a wide range of scientific disciplines such as life sciences, quantum materials, energy storage, advanced materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology. From batteries and microelectronics to drug design and future quantum computers, NSLS-II enables its growing research community to study materials with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing cutting-edge capabilities.

NSLS-II Diagnostics and Instrumentation Group has an opening for an Electrical Engineering position. Reporting to the diagnostics group leader, the candidate will perform duties of an Engineer for the maintenance, upgrade, and testing, of diagnostics sub-systems in support of NSLS-II accelerator operations. This position will require close interaction with technicians, engineers and scientific staff.  A main task will be to maintain the Beam Position Monitor (BPM) system, as well as providing support for various Diagnostics sub-systems, including development of next generation diagnostics systems, critical to accelerator operations, and will require ability to identify modes of failure and mitigate corrective action. Tasking will also include provision of engineering support for firmware, software and hardware development.

Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Energy and Photon Sciences Directorate are committed to your success. We offer a supportive work environment and the resources necessary for you to succeed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering support for all aspects of accelerator beam position monitors and other beam diagnostics instrumentation.
  • Work with high level software programmers to develop support code and applications
  • Interface with technical experts from other groups to facilitate operations
  • Work with other engineers and technicians to achieve group goals
  • Debug and maintain the repair of existing hardware
  • Work planning in preparation for scheduled maintenance and shutdown activities
  • Maintain and implement safety practices and procedures applicable to daily activities

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related engineering field of study
  • Experience with design, fabrication, integration, and implementation of electronics systems
  • Experience with FPGA Firmware, development, VHDL or Verilog
  • Knowledge of at least one higher level programming language (ex. Python, C++, Matlab)
  • Working knowledge for design and implementation of digital and analog circuits
  • Use of test and measurement equipment, including oscilloscope, signal generators, and arbitrary waveform generator
  • Ability  to work from schematics, diagrams, written procedures, spreadsheets, controls interface documents
  • Hands-on troubleshooting skills
  • Experience processing test records and inspection reports

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • At least 3 years of experience with design, fabrication, integration, and implementation of electronics systems
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field of study
  • Experience using network, spectrum and logic analyzers
  • Experience with Xilinx ISE, Xilinx Vivado, Altera Quartus, or similar tool suites
  • Knowledge developing sub-system test strategies and system readiness procedures
  • Knowledge of PLC based sub-systems applications
  • Experience using PADS PCB layout, PADS Logic and dxDesigner schematic capture, OrCAD capture, p-Spice A/D, LabView, Visio, as well as autodesk products.
  • Experience using FPGA IP cores
  • Xilinx ZYNQ experience
  • Some knowledge of Fiber Optic data transceivers, serial device communication (RS-232, RS-485, ModBus) or GPIB communication
  • Experience with LINUX/UNIX
  • Familiarity with the “Experimental Physics and Industrial Control” (EPICS) software or “Control System Studio” (CSS) software
  • Familiarity with revision control

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • May be required to climb ladders for equipment inspection and maintenance. Heights are now more than 5 ft.
  • May be required to occasionally work off-hours, nights and/or weekends to support mission critical projects 

Other Information:

  • Work arrangement On-Site
  • Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. This is a multi-level role and the full salary range for this position is $78700 - $131750 / year. You will be placed at the level and salary commensurate with your experience.  Salary offers will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification, education and experience and considered with the internal peer group.

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. BSA takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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