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Computer/ Electrical Engineer

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, IL 60510
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  • Job Code
    120353534
  • Jobs Rated
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Job Description

Open: May 19, 2020

Close: June 19, 2020

Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois as well as other locations around the world including; deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and additionally the South Pole.

The Frameworks, DAQ and Electronics (FDE) department within the Scientific Computing Division of Fermilab seeks a Computer/Electrical Engineer to contribute to the department's development and deployment of data acquisition (DAQ) and control systems for particle physics experiments. The FDE department contributes to small and large scale collaborations - designing, implementing, and debugging hardware, firmware, and software solutions. The successful applicant will work closely with other FDE department members and contribute with an emphasis on firmware development on such experiments as Mu2e, CMS, and DUNE. The department also has ongoing research and development efforts in the direction of web-based graphical user interfaces and "internet-of-things" control systems. Depending on the applicant's specific interests, in addition to developing FPGA firmware with opportunities in machine learning and artificial intelligence, the selected applicant may be called upon to perform calculations, design/test/debug electronic hardware, or write software.

You Will
  • Work closely with colleagues and experimenters to develop DAQ components that meet the needs of experiments.
  • Design, code, test, debug, document, and maintain DAQ and control system components.
  • Analyzes data and performs engineering calculations. Develops designs of specific parts, components or phases of a project.
  • Develop specifications, design, and document for complex engineering design solutions. Work involves applying a variety of standard engineering techniques to assignments that have clear and specified objectives.
  • Plans small projects from inception to completion and brings them to operating status.
  • Participates in procurement, as well as manufacture, installation, testing, and operation.
  • Assists in the development of cost estimates, as well as the monitoring of budgetary obligations.
  • With review and approval of a supervisor, commits hardware and financial resources, ensuring conformance to specifications and cost/time constraints.
  • Serve on safety panels, review committees, and other subcommittees as assigned.
  • Provide technical direction to draftspersons, designers, engineering associates, technicians or less senior engineers, as assigned.
  • May participate in technical conferences and publication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity
  • Design, implement, test, and debug data acquisition systems related to High Energy Physics.

We Are Looking For
  • Master degree and 1+ years of engineering experience (including internships) or Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of engineering experience from an ABET Accredited University.
  • Professional knowledge of basic theories, concepts, principles, and methodology for practicing in the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of hardware and software
  • Possess basic project planning skills in developing specifications and documents for small projects that involve concepts from inception to completion.
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard engineering techniques.


Relocation is available for this position.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Standing, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.
Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.



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