Los Alamos National Laboratory Based Detection Instrumentation Electrical Engineer (R&D Engineer 1) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Are you passionate about your work and have the desire to work towards the mission of solving some of our nation’s most significant security issues? If so, you should consider joining our team! We are seeking R&D Electrical Engineers with interest in digital design, analog design, power supply design or RF design. The Space Electronics and Signal Processing group is looking for passionate electrical engineers who have a strong interest in the development of custom instrumentation for various space-based detection systems. These systems can include:
systems being developed for the High Altitude and Space Monitoring program in support of the nonproliferation and nuclear event detection missions;
systems for planetary science missions;
smallsat and cubesat systems.
ISR-4 is a Space Electronics and Signal Processing group that specializes in space-based radiation measurement and basic science missions. ISR has been developing, building, and operating space based systems for over 50 years. In addition, the group develops electronics for terrestrial and airborne scientific and national security applications along with the requisite ground support and test equipment. The group’s projects receive funding and requirements from various government agencies including the DOE, DOD, and NASA. Projects are executed through a close interaction between all disciplines of engineers, technicians, and scientists, which fosters a highly creative and dynamic research and development environment. Projects within ISR division are developed from concept to operational support after launch or field deployment. For more information, see theISR-4: Space Electronics and Signal Processing home page.
Responsibilities include the specification, design, modeling, implementation, verification and testing of electrical circuits or FPGAs. Emphasis is on self-initiative and technical leadership in a small team environment of rapid prototype, high quality electrical assemblies.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated coursework and advanced studies in one or more of the following electrical engineering focus areas:
Analog Design : Fundamentals of analog components, Signal conditioning of electronic sensors, High speed analog to digital conversion
Digital Design : Synchronous design, synthesis, routing, simulation, testing, and technical documentation of FPGA or other digital circuits, VHDL or Verilog , Test benches for FPGA or ASIC based design and Digital circuit card design
RF/Microwave : RF/microwave components and their system applications (amplifiers, receivers, synthesizers); Fabrication and packaging for RF/microwave circuits and systems and Transmission lines, impedance matching, and signal integrity
Power Supply Design : Linear regulators as well as switch mode power DC/DC converters; power supply filtering, switching devices, protection and gate drives; power supply control theory, analysis, and testing.
Design & Analysis Knowledge:
Demonstrated experience with advanced design & analysis tools, such as schematic capture tools, analog or digital simulation tools, electromagnetic design tools, MATLAB, and/or printed circuit board layout and signal integrity analysis tools
Demonstrated ability to work closely with teams. Must be able to build and maintain effective relationships
Strong written and verbal and presentation skills.
Minimum Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or similar
Preferred from an ABET accredited college or university
Advanced degree preferred (Master of Science or Engineering)
Knowledge of configuration management and formal verification methods
Experience with space-flight hardware development and testing methods desirable.
Experience debugging & troubleshooting circuits/prototypes
For digital design candidates
Knowledge of digital communication systems and/or other digital signal processing
Knowledge of high speed digital interfaces
Note to Applicants: In addition to providing a resume, applicants should also include a cover letter detailing their experience as applied to the job requirements.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
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Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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Contact Name Wilson, Amber
Vacancy Name: IRC89176
Organization Name ISR-4/Space Electronics & Signal Processing
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC89176