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DoDT Electronics Engineering Technical Associate/Sr. Engineering Technical Associate

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 03/04/2021

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Company Description

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 looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Electronics Engineering Technical Associate to support the DoDT Programs in the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science (NIF&PS) Directorate.  You will collaborate with scientists, engineers and top-level technical personnel to provide advanced electronics engineering technical expertise.  This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering and Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Provide advanced and innovative electronics engineering support for experimental systems projects to modify existing complex equipment and/or create new diagnostic equipment.
  • Propose new electronics and/or controls designs.
  • Provide technical expertise to the design, evaluation, review, fabrication, testing, assembly, and documentation of experimental systems projects using independent discretion and judgement.
  • Provide input for detailed plans, schedules, and budgets for project activities.
  • Initiate, prepare, and lead design reviews, meetings, and other briefings in the process of determining concepts and refining designs, including authoring detailed technical procedures and other documentation.
  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers, technical personnel, safety personnel, both inside and outside the work group on both an individual and team basis in support of complex program assignments.
  • Interact closely with the Electronics Engineer, System Engineer, and Controls Engineer on technical concepts through project completion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 339.2 level

  • Collaborate independently with engineers/scientists at all levels to provide highly advanced support in solving highly complex technical problems for various projects, independently leading personnel in assigning tasks and prioritizing work.
  • Make frequent decisions using a high degree of independent discretion and judgement to define project approaches and create and implement original solutions.
  • Define, interpret, design, oversee fabrication and operation of experimental prototypes and associated diagnostics utilizing a highly advanced knowledge of electronic or electro-mechanical equipment and highly advanced attention to detail. Work with drafters to create electrical hardware designs.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Advanced skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, to design complex systems and solutions to challenges.
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic engineering theory design, fabrication, and/or assembly.
  • Experience conducting and/or participating in engineering design reviews, participating in electronic systems operations and design, analyzing results, writing reports, writing and following detailed procedures, and/or making presentations.
  • Experience developing conceptual designs of electronic systems; designing, implementing, and/or testing prototypes; and advanced knowledge of the associated tools and diagnostics.
  • Experience with project planning, budgeting, or resource planning.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and experience working both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a schedule-driven environment.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication, presentation, and feedback skills in specific technical areas.

Additional qualifications at the 339.2 level

  • Highly advanced skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, including mechanical and electronics technology theory necessary to design complex systems and solutions to highly complex problems.
  • Highly advanced written and verbal communication, feedback, and presentation skills in multiple technical areas.
  • Strong understanding of digital and analog circuit design, electronic design and fabrication, understanding of RF communication equipment (both voice and data), and general instrumentation and data acquisition

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience working with electronic diagnostic equipment, and/or working with and around high-voltage and high-current equipment.
  • Experience working with classified materials, documentation, and/or experimental data.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  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.  An L or Q 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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