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Hardware Integration Engineer

Job ID 3414 Date posted 10/11/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

Brookhaven National Laboratory is entering an exciting new chapter with one of the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) enables the study of material properties and functions with nanoscale resolution and exquisite sensitivity by providing world-leading capabilities for X-ray imaging and high-resolution energy analysis.

This facility is open to users from academia and industry and its operations are at a time when the world enters a new era with a global economy fueled largely by scientific discoveries and technological innovations. NSLS-II provides the research tools needed to foster new discoveries and create breakthroughs in critical areas such as energy security, environment, and human health.

Position Description

The Data Science and Systems Integration Program of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is looking for an experienced hardware integration and controls engineer.In this role, you will be working collaboratively with scientific, engineering, and technical staff to enable continued operations and expand experimental capabilities of30 state-of-the-art synchrotron beamlines, as well as for a cryo-electron microscopy facility. The NSLS-IIis a large-scale scientific facility with working environmentwhich combines the scope of a large industrial facility with the excitement and challenges of world-class research experiments

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interact with scientists and engineers to identifyhardware integration requirements, outline potential solutions, and create project proposals

  • Take ownership and drive hardware integration projects within DSSI.Refine requirements, design, implement, test, and document solutions. Contribute to larger projects which have integration needs

  • Perform as a subject matter expert, consult DSSI teams and facility staff on best practices and approaches in area of expertise. Ensure facility and system standards are met

  • Understand and contribute to the development of various levels in the technology stack such as hardwaredrivers, control system software, and user interfaces

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field of study or equivalent experience
  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience

  • Demonstrated experience with integrating hardware in control systems.Knowledge of and interest in the low-level aspects of control systems

  • Ability to generate professional, well-organized, high quality electrical schematics and system drawings, as well as design documentation and requirements specifications

  • Ability to work with standard equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, digital power supplies, logic analyzers

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with professionals from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field of study
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies:low-level I/O, PLCs, detector systemsand motion controlsolutions for scientific applications

  • Ability to design and fabricate protoboards and printed circuit boards, understanding offuse characteristics and how to specify proper overcurrent protection, knowledge about how to size conductors for worst case current loads and ambient temperatures etc.

  • Understanding and knowledge of key concepts like recognizing and resolving ground loop errors, basic transmission line and cable termination theory, heat load and passive/active dissipation capacity, electrical safety and proper grounding techniques etc.

  • Experience working with mass flow controllers, small signal amplifiers, high-speed triggers, fast shutters, voltage regulators, level shifters, debouncers, analog filters, sample heaters, pressure gauges, flow meters, inclinometers, capacitive sensors, lamps, digital binary sensors, scales, counters, vacuum pumps, detector shields, thermocouples, RTDs, cryocoolers etc.

  • Experience with developing in a Linux operating system environmentusing C, C++, or Python

  • Experience with development for Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS)

  • Experience with developing in a Linux operating system environment

  • The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as the amount of relevant experience.
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
  • 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.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave)

  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Flexible Work Arrangements

  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs

  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) 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.

BNL 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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