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We have multiple openings for exceptional engineers to work on projects in pulsed power and applied electromagnetics. You will develop creative and innovative solutions for multiple programs at LLNL and contribute to the research and development of next-generation pulsed power systems and experimental platforms. You will be responsible for the design, instrumentation, and execution of unique experiments that are of critical interest to national security. You will bring innovation and technical excellence to bear on some of the most challenging technical problems our nation faces and develop novel engineering practices and approaches to continually improve performance and reliability of existing R&D systems. These positions are in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate.
These positions will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
Essential Duties - Design, test, and analyze pulsed power and electromagnetic devices and components in support of state-of-the-art pulsed power experimental platform research and development. - Simulate electromagnetic and/or physical phenomena using the appropriate simulation tools, which may range from SPICE-based circuit solvers to magnetohydrodynamic or full-wave electromagnetic solvers running on LLNL’s Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) platforms. - Present and disseminate research results at scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed publications, in open and classified environments, internal and external to LLNL. - Provide solutions to problems of moderate complexity that require creative use of established and/or innovative methods. - Adhere to the highest standards of personnel and facility while leading the execution of high-energy, multi-hazard system demonstrations and experiments. - Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition, at the SES.3 Level - Provide solutions to broadly defined complex problems that require in-depth analysis and the creative use of established and/or innovative methods. - Propose, contrive, and conduct high-level briefings to executive management and government sponsors. - Propose and execute significant experiment campaigns to substantiate programmatic goals.
Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, Physics, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous experience. - Ability to devise innovative solutions to moderately complex to complex problems in electromagnetics (including impedance matching, high-voltage breakdown mitigation, antenna design and transmission line design, or electromagnetic diagnostic and instrumentation, and related areas). - Comprehensive knowledge and experience using computational tools and techniques to perform design and analysis of electromagnetic devices and components (including numerical circuit solvers, finite-element/finite difference codes, method-of-moments codes, or hydrodynamic/magnetohydrodynamic codes). - Experience developing numerical models (using Python, MATLAB, Mathematica or similar) to understand and predict the behavior of moderately complex to complex physical phenomena/systems. - Process innovative skills to address challenging problems by identifying/developing creative solutions. - Aptitude for (and interest in) mastering new fields of engineering and physics; a record of creativity, physical insight, and breadth of understanding in applications of moderately complex to complex physical processes. - Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities. - Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate and present and explain technical information in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
In Addition, at the SES.3 Level - Advanced knowledge of a specific area of science related to pulsed power and electromagnetic hardware design, analysis, or simulation. - Ability to provide solutions to complex problems that require in-depth analysis. - Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
Desired qualifications - Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous experience.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.
If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
Note: This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.
About Us Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Internal Number: 106090
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