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Sr. Technology Analyst

Job ID 2136 Date posted 07/07/2020

Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) 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.

Position Description

The National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II) seeks an engineer to join the Core Controls Group that develops software and hardware engineering expertise for 30 state-of-the-art synchrotron beamlines, as well as for a cryo-electron microscopy facility. The working environment in this large-scale research facility combines the scope of a large industrial facility with the excitement and challenges of world-class research experiments. As a National Laboratory, BNL collaborates closely with other national and international research institutions.

This position is focused on the implementation, deployment, and maintenance of NSLS-II beamline systems that control and synchronize high-precision motor-driven positioners, X-Ray detectors, and robotic sample mounters in a Linux-based Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) environment. It will also contribute to ongoing development and support for various database technologies for experiment control and for experimental data handling and processing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate for this position is a junior level technology development professional who possesses demonstrated expertise in their engineering area and can apply working knowledge of related technologies. Responsibilities for the role include development of engineering solutions from planning to design to implementation and documentation, communication with customers and team members, and continued growth of professional expertise.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field of study
  • At least one year of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated programming experience, e.g. using C, C++, Python, or Java
  • Experience with developing in a Linux operating system environment
  • 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 (One or more of the following):

  • An advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related field of study
  • Experience with development for Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS)
  • Python programming experience in a scientific computing environment
  • Experience with SQL (relational) or NoSQL databases, e.g. MySQL or MongoDB
  • Graphical User Interface design and development experience
  • Familiarity with data acquisition technologies, hardware and software for scientific applications
  • Experience with software support for scientific equipment, especially synchrotron beamline
  • Experience with motion control technologies
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and interfaces
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 it not limited to:

Medical Plans
Vacation
Holidays
Dental Plans
Life Insurance

Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

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.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will 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.

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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