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Optoelectronics Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for an Optoelectronics Engineer with hands-on experience to researching, designing, developing, analyzinge, modeling, testing and fielding advanced laser technologies, systems and diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Sciences (NIF & PS). NIF is the largest and most energetic laser facility and is also the most precise and reproducible laser as well as the worlds largest optical instrument. The giant laser has nearly 40,000 optics that precisely guide, reflect, amplify, and focus 192 laser beams onto a fusion target about the size of a pencil eraser. You will be responsible for developing and deploying state-of-the art laser diagnostics for NIF. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Contribute to the research, design, development, analysis, and testing of field advanced laser technologies, systems, and diagnostics to support evolving missions for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Sciences (NIF & PS) Directorate.
- Participate in experiments involving laser pulse characterization, wavefront, imaging, energy/power/spectral measurements; sensors and instrumentation; systems engineering.
- Use fundamental knowledge to sSupport the modernization and commissioning of new precision laser diagnostics as part of the National Ignition Facility using fundamental knowledge.
- Provide engineering solutions to resolve technical and programmatic issues of limited complexity.
- Prepare engineering documentation under general direction and participate in engineering design reviews.
- Interface with immediate supervisors, and project leads or other exempt professional in the group or division to complete various projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Provide engineering solutions to resolve moderately complex to complex technical and programmatic issues.
- Execute and interpret laser experiments that test new physics in collaboration with laboratory scientists and engineers under limited direction..
- Define and prioritize tasks and goals to ensure that programmatic needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.

- Bachelors degree in Physics, Optics, or Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and related previous relevant experience.
- Fundamental kKnowledge of electro-optical equipment such as sources, detectors, sensors, lasers, characterization equipment; laser alignment; collecting, analyzing, interpreting data; writing test plans, documenting test results and generating reports.
- Fundamental knowledge in pulsed laser physics, characterization, and nonlinear optics as applied to laser development, operations, and laser diagnostics.
- Knowledge of analytical software such as MATLAB or Mathcad.
- Experience with optical ray tracing software.
- Possess the decision making and analytical skills necessary to independently (under general direction) anticipate, analyze, and provide solutions to problem of limited complexity, while adhering to well defined practices and procedures.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Experience with mechanical Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Experience identifying, defining, and solving moderately complex to complex problems in a timely, cost effective manner.
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience with of solid state laser physics and technology and ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities under limited direction.
- Experience in systems engineering.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience supporting a 24/7 operations facility
- Experience in the fields of project management, project engineering, or systems engineering.
- Experience planning and directing work with technical objectives, estimating effort, setting milestones, and managing within designated budget.

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, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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 is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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 applyingcutting-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.


Posted: 2019-09-24 Expires: 2019-11-23

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