What You Will Do
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 the ISR-4: Space Electronics and Signal Processing home page.
ISR-4 is looking for highly motivated early career electrical engineers to assist 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.
We are looking for electrical engineers with interest in digital design, analog design, power supply design or RF design.
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 experience with advanced design & analysis tools, such as schematic capture tools, analog or digital simulation tools, electromagnetic design tools, and/or printed circuit board layout and signal integrity analysis tools
Demonstrated experience with advanced system design and data analysis tools, such as Matlab
Good oral, written and presentation communication skills
Experience working in a team environment
This position requires a Q access authorization. Applicants must have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. citizenship which typically requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain, except in extremely limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
Demonstrated coursework and advanced studies in one or more of the following electrical engineering focus areas:
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
Digital circuit card design
RF/microwave components and their system applications (amplifiers, receivers, synthesizers)
Fabrication and packaging for RF/microwave circuits and systems
Transmission lines, impedance matching, and signal integrity
Fundamentals of analog components
Signal conditioning of electronic sensors
High speed analog to digital conversion
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.
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
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)
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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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.
New-Employment Drug Test:
- 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. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
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