RF/Digital Signal Processing Engineer
Engineering | livermore, CA | 08/15/2023
Job Code: SES.2 Science & Engineering MTS 2 / SES.3 Science & Engineering MTS 3
Position Type: Career Indefinite
Security Clearance: Anticipated DOE Q clearance (requires U.S. citizenship and a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!
Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
$127,680 - $196,788 Annually
$127,680 - $163,968 Annually for the SES.2 level
$153,210 - $196,788 Annually for the SES.3 level
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.
We have an opening for an experienced RF/Digital Signal Processing Engineer to support various Research and Development projects within the Ultrafast Optical & Electronic Systems Group. The group consists of a diverse team with expertise in high-speed RF electronics, photonics, and nonlinear and ultrafast optics. You will work within a team of engineers, scientists, and technicians to develop solutions for first of a kind systems. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate. This position 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 you are selected at the higher level.
In this role you will
- Work as part of a larger team developing novel technologies in one or more of the following areas: digital signal processing, advanced algorithms, machine learning, FPGA programming, high-speed/ultra-wideband RF electronics, A/D and D/A conversion, mixed signal circuits, wireless communications, and radar.
- Develop advanced signal processing code to improve the performance of digital transceiver systems through high signal to noise ratio, dynamic range, linearity, and fidelity.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment consisting of engineers, scientists, technicians, and project managers.
- Work under limited direction to define and execute project tasks.
- Organize, analyze, and present data and status updates to the larger team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Additional Duties at the SES.3 Level
- Provide leadership and guidance in the completion of projects.
- Contribute to the strategy and development of organizational goals.
- Propose new complex research ideas and projects and exert significant influence on major organizational objectives.
- Represent the organization as the primary technical contact for projects.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering, Optics, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: digital signal processing, algorithms, machine learning, FPGA programming, high-speed/ultra-wideband RF electronics, A/D and D/A conversion, mixed signal circuits, wireless communications, and radar.
- Strong initiative to work independently and efficiently and prioritize tasks to meet project milestones.
- Strong interpersonal skills required to thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment with high level technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
Additional Qualifications at the SES.3 Level
- PhD in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering, Optics, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience in digital signal processing, including FIR and IIR filter design, cross correlation, Fourier analysis of RF signals, QAM modulation and constellation diagrams, numerical optimization routines for high dimensionality problems.
- Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Ability to lead small teams on research and development efforts.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to brief management.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience with programming languages including MATLAB, Python, C, C++, Verilog, and/or Assembly.
- Experience designing DSP algorithms to improve signal fidelity, signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)/digital-to-analog converters (DACs) used in wireless transceivers.
- Significant experience constructing and testing experimental optical and electronics systems incorporating fiber/integrated optics and high-speed RF technologies.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
- Flexible Benefits Package
- Relocation Assistance
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
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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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.
Pre-Employment Drug Test
External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.
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