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LabView Engineer - Senior

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 05/08/2021

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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 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 essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have multiple openings for Control Systems Engineers to participate in the development and implementation of distributed process control systems for a variety of large research and development projects such as radar, accelerator and laser-based systems in support of national security missions. This position is in the National Security Engineering Division (NSED) within the Engineering Directorate at LLNL.

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

  • Develop moderately complex to complex system control strategies and applications.
  • Develop LabVIEW applications for supervisory, automated processing and/or device level controls, and diagnose problems with electronic systems.
  • Ensure that Engineering safety standards are met on all projects.
  • Document all designs and implement software under configuration management.
  • Refine and manage the system requirement specifications and control software design.
  • Participate in formal and informal code and design reviews.
  • Maintain a close interface with the various programmatic and project elements to ensure effective teamwork and end-user communication.
  • Work as a team member with physicists, engineers, computer scientists, and external vendors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level

  • Independently research and provide solutions to complex problems that require in-depth analysis to advance the architecture of the control system.
  • Develop complex applications in LabVIEW and other suitable technologies and deploy systems into the lab and the field.
  • Utilize advanced knowledge to develop, design, implement complex software; develop and execute test plans, guide the completion of projects and contribute to the development of organizational goals.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or the equivalent combination of education and relevant previous experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in development of embedded controls, data acquisition and computer interfacing.
  • Experience with the application, use, and programming of moderately complex to complex real time control systems.
  • Experience with electronic instrumentation for data acquisition and control
  • Experience with the systems and software engineering process for generation of requirements, design documents, configuration control, and preparation of test plans and user documentation utilizing broadly defined principles.
  • Experience working effectively in a dynamic multidisciplinary environment, which includes working with scientists, engineers, technicians, and designers.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • Advanced knowledge of, or certification in, LabVIEW development by National Instruments.
  • Advanced knowledge of and significant experience with real-time controls hardware and timing systems.
  • Significant experience in the development of complex control system architectures.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience in programming design and languages (e.g., MatLab, Python).
  • Knowledge of robotics, instrumentation, and process engineering.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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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