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NSLS-II Core Controls Group Tech Analyst / Sr. Tech Analyst

Job ID 1624 Date posted 02/13/2019


Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.



NSLS-II Core Controls group provides software and hardware engineering expertise on various aspects of the development, operation, maintenance and extension of NSLS-II controls systems. We are looking for a technology development professional to join the team in our efforts to create a system which can be effectively maintained and improved, enabling excellence in facility technology and operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this position is an entry or junior level technology development professional who possesses demonstrated expertise in at least one relevant engineering area. Duties and responsibilities for this role are:

  • Determine and resolve problems within the area of expertise.
  • Develop working knowledge of multiple relevant technologies.
  • Write clear, concise documentation.
  • Perform basic system analysis, provide input on design issues.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related field of study.
  • Demonstrated programming experience in one of the following: C, C++, Python, or Java.
  • Experience of work and development in Linux operating systems environment.
  • Experience with development for Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS).
  • Familiarity with software and hardware engineering practices that include testing, documentation, source code management and release procedures.
  • Analytical skills demonstrated initiative and ability to take ownership of projects and tasks.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in multiple programming languages.
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and solution design.
  • Familiarity with motion control technologies.
  • Familiarity with scientific data acquisition technologies and software, in particular detectors.
  • Experience in creating command line and graphical user interfaces.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Other Information: 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.

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 Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Dental Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 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 invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer 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.

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