Administrative

SENIOR SCIENTIST

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will lead pulsed-power science & technology activities at LLE in support of laser, magnetic field generation and high energy density physics research . Specific areas of activity will include MIFEDS pulser development and testing, high-efficiency laser power systems, pulsed-power tech-base development, and future pulsed-power designs. In addition, the position includes exploration of the pulsed-power systems required for high-average-power lasers that operate at low voltage and high current. Assist with the development of pulsed-power design tools at LLE. The candidate will develop programs that build pulsed-power-related business outside the NNSA, help build an academic program in HED & pulsed power, and build up pulsed-power competence at LLE. The successful candidate is expected to work part-time at Sandia National Laboratories as a program liaison between LLE and SNL and to develop new pulsed-power capabilities. An additional responsibility of this position includes the responsibility to lead the technology transfer effort at LLE.

REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering, greater than 20 years of experience in high-voltage pulsed power and plasma physics, recognized leader in his or her field, experience with leading large research efforts, and proven ability to lead a multi-disciplinary project team building pulsed-power drivers. Experience in transferring technology from national laboratories and academia to industry is desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211083.


Posted on 1 October 2018

Laser Development and Engineering

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ANALYST

POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems as well as collaboration with National Laboratories. These laser systems often demand designs that are high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 100 cleanroom at either air or at vacuum. Design areas include laser system components, scientific diagnostic instruments, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems. The successful candidate must have a minimum of an MS in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 10 years of analytical and design experience.

The job requires creative design with experimental and analytical approaches applied to research projects. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as function in a team environment interacting with leading fusion energy, nuclear, and plasma physics scientists.

Essential experience for this position includes:

  • Demonstrated theoretical and hands-on knowledge with both linear and non-linear computed aided engineering techniques in the areas of solid mechanics, heat transfer and vibration
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling
  • Ability to prepare and present design reviews
  • Generate design and requirements documentation

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • A working knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical and Fluent
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Performing vibration testing (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 208125.


Posted on 26 April 2018

WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Web Development Team Lead. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading web application developers responsible for architecting, designing, developing and implementing web-based production services and the LLE organization web presence. They will report to the LLE IT Applications Development and Management Manager and provide web development technical leadership within the LLE IT department. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with impressive web architectural design, web data services leadership and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the LLE IT web strategy planning, architecture and development functions and processes
  • Provide leadership for the development and management of LLE web data services
  • Manage internal and external web development resources to complete top priority LLE web projects
  • Ensure LLE web service compliance with IT security requirements
  • Measure and monitor web services performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Mentor and coach web team to leverage new web technology trends and development methods
  • Encourage web developers to work with key stakeholders to ensure web service effectiveness
  • Foster a supportive work environment and maintain open, productive interactions across the organization
  • Support ITIL?-based IT Service Management process implementation
  • Ensure web services maintenance, installations and upgrades are timely, efficient and effective

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Physics, Math or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Strong web architecture and front-end and back-end web development skills
  • 5+ years of hands on web application front-end and back-end services development experience.
  • 3+ years software development supervision and resource management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and web development team coaching, advocating technical excellence, and working with the team to engage in problem solving and finding proactive solutions.
  • Excellent web and software development and user experience design technical and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated expertise in web programming languages, methodologies, and standards: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, JSON, XML, AJAX, NodeJS, SQL, etc.
  • Experience with real-time software development languages, Agile, Lean, SCRUM, Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration, distributed code revision control (GitLab, GitHub) and test automation
  • Strong user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design for usability. User-centered design is a plus
  • Project management experience. PMI certification is a plus
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate directly with peers, managers, staff, and vendors while leading development to a completed and successful solution
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of stakeholders? timelines and budgets
  • Ability to interact positively and collaborate with individuals at all levels inside and outside the organization
  • Experience in implementing change management and IT security controls in a web development framework
  • Proficient using web services monitoring tools
  • Knowledge and experience with cloud web services development cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Experience using ITIL? Service Management processes and ITSM tools. Certification is a plus
  • Data Science and advanced database knowledge and experience is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211242.


Posted on 8 October 2018

SERVER AND STORAGE TEAM LEAD

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physicts. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Server and Storage Team Lead. The successful candidate will be responsible to lead the server and storage engineering team in designing, deploying and supporting servers and storage services for LLE research, operations, engineering, and administration. They will report to the IT Infrastructure and Operations Section Leader. Duties include day-to-day system engineering, monitoring overall system health, usage and capacity, performing system maintenance tasks, evaluating new hardware, and general troubleshooting for any issues that may arise. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engagei n the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with extensive IT server and storage architecture, team leadership experience, and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish strategy, architecture, design and support LLE IT server and storage system infrastructure
  • Lead the LLE server and storage team performing architecture, design, build, test, and maintenance
  • Evaluate the potential impacts of new servers and storage solutions in the environment
  • Measure and monitor overall system performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Provide support for capacity monitoring and management
  • Interact with users to understand their computational and storage capacity needs
  • Design and implement IT security solutions and monitor IT servers and storage security compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of server and storage market trends and technology developments
  • Be available periodically for on-call support
  • Implement ITIL-based IT Service Management processes and collaborate across IT functional groups

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in IT, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills
  • 5+ years of hands-on Linux experience and infrastructure support (networking, storage, backups, monitoring). Red Hat Linux and other certifications are a plus
  • Expertise Linux and Windows server operating systems, virtualization architecture, and multi-tier, resilient storage file systems, architecture, and design
  • Experience designing and implementing data center server and storage networking solutions
  • Expertise in storage connection and data sharing with Linux and Windows workstations SAMBA, SMB/CIFS)
  • Experience providing high-end technical support (installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, retirement, problem resolution, etc.)
  • Experience with automated provisioning, patching and distributed code revision control tools (GitLab, GitHub). DevOps experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 213368.


Posted on 15 March 2019

SENIOR LABORATORY ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced senior laboratory engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will design, build, and support custom pulsed power systems required for both high power laser systems and magnetic field generation. Working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment, the candidate will write requirements, design and build solutions, and present project reviews.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, build, and operate high voltage, high current systems >10kV-DC charge voltage and >5kA-pulsed discharge current
  • Design of pulse forming networks
  • Fail-safe methods employed in electrical system design
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Component level design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting of digital and analog electronic circuits and systems
  • Development of embedded controller hardware and firmware
  • Proficient in command line Linux and bash shell scripting
  • Experience writing high-reliability procedural software in C programming language
  • FPGA design utilizing VHDL
  • Data acquisition and electrical measurement techniques
  • Strong mechanical aptitude

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Knowledge of printed circuit board layout concepts
  • Familiarity with EMI/EMC techniques
  • Experience with Xilinx ISE or Vivado Design Suite
  • Familiarity with MISRA C software development guidelines
  • LabView programming experience
  • Experience with the precision timing of devices and systems
  • Experience with cryogenic and/or vacuum systems
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline plus 3-5 years of engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and engineering experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A BS and 10 years of experience, or MS and 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 215824.


Posted on 13 June 2019

LABORATORY ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Laboratory Engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will learn the specifics of design and support for custom instrumentation, controls, and electronic circuits used on high power experimental laser systems. Working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment, the candidate will write requirements, design and build solutions, and present project reviews.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting custom electronic systems
  • Development of embedded controller hardware and firmware
  • Data acquisition and measurement techniques
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Component level digital circuit design

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of circuit board layout concepts
  • Experience with the precision timing of devices
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a BSEE/BSEET and 1-2 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and engineering experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 215827.


Posted on 27 June 2019

SENIOR LABORATORY ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Senior Laboratory Engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will take an active role supervising and building custom control systems, and be capable of interacting with a team of scientists, instrument specialists, mechanical, optical, and software engineers to develop and support custom control system solutions for cutting edge research. Additionally, the candidate will write requirements, present project reviews, and take a hands-on role in the deployment and support of these systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting custom control systems
  • PLC programming utilizing ladder logic or embedded controller procedural programming
  • Fail-safe methods employed in system design
  • CAD schematic capture
  • High level troubleshooting skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Data acquisition and electrical measurement techniques
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Provide regular progress reports to upper management
  • Perform annual performance reviews for direct reports

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with cryogenic and/or vacuum systems
  • LabVIEW or other computer programming experience
  • Familiarity with EMI/EMC techniques
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a BS and 5 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and engineering experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 215825.


Posted on 27 June 2019

SENIOR LABORATORY ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Senior Laboratory Engineer in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will design and support custom high-speed/high-bandwidth electrical circuits and systems used on high power experimental laser systems. The candidate will be working independently with scientists and engineers from other disciplines in a team environment writing requirements, presenting project reviews, designing/fielding custom equipment, and documenting final assemblies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, assembly, documentation, testing and troubleshooting electronic circuits and systems
  • Laboratory electrical measurement techniques, including high-bandwidth oscilloscopes and RF test equipment
  • CAD schematic capture
  • Component level circuit design and troubleshooting
  • Circuit simulation with SPICE or equivalent
  • Understanding of lumped and distributed circuit analysis

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Working knowledge of high speed circuit board layout concepts including grounding/shielding, microstrip transmission line, and reduction of parasitic elements
  • Experience with nanosecond/picosecond timing and measurement
  • Project budgeting and time management
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate should have a BSEE and 10 years of experience, or MSEE and 5 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and engineering experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 215826.


Posted on 27 June 2019

SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ANALYST

POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems and also potential collaborations with National Laboratories. These laser systems often demand designs that are high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 100 cleanroom at either air or at vacuum. Design areas include laser system components scientific diagnostic instruments, vacuum systems, cryogenic systems, and more. The successful candidate must have a minimum of an MSME or BSME with equivalent years of experience in mechanical engineering is required. A minimum of 10 years of mechanical design experience is required.

The job requires creative design, experimental and analytical approaches in applied research projects. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as function in a team environment interacting with leading fusion energy, nuclear, and plasma physics scientists.

Essential experience for this position includes:

  • Demonstrated theoretical and hands-on knowledge with both linear and non-linear computed aided engineering techniques in the areas of solid mechanics, heat transfer and vibration
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling
  • Ability to prepare and present design reviews
  • Ability to develop design basis and requirements documentation
  • Able to perform stress analysis of structures and bolted connections

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • A working knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical and ANSYS Fluent
  • A working knowledge of Vibration testing and analysis (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
  • Experience with instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216208.


Posted on 10 July 2019

SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide range of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems as well as collaboration with National Laboratories. These laser systems often demand designs that are high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 100 cleanroom at either air or at vacuum. Design areas include laser system components, scientific diagnostic instruments, vacuum systems and cryogenic systems. The successful candidate must have a minimum of a BS in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 10 years of mechanical design experience.

The job requires creative design with experimental and analytical approaches applied to research projects. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as function in a team environment interacting with leading fusion energy, nuclear, and plasma physics scientists.

Essential experience for this position includes:

  • Extensive experience with machine or instrument design
  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing processes (machining, welding, sheet metal, etc.)
  • Analysis skills including the ability to perform stress analysis of structures and bolted connections
  • Proficiency with 3-D CAD modeling including the generation of detailed drawings (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Generate design and requirements documentation

Desired experience for this position includes:

  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Electro-mechanical design
  • High vacuum and cryogenic systems
  • Kinematic constraint design (Exact Constraint)
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Finite element analysis (FEA, ANSYS preferred)
  • Proficiency in the detailing of drawings with the use of GD&T per ASME Y14.5M-2009
  • Vibration testing and analysis (Siemens LMS preferred)
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Design troubleshooting, testing, and qualification
  • Project management

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216207.


Posted on 10 July 2019

INSTRUMENT MODEL MAKER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is looking for an Instrument Model Maker in the mechanical engineering assembly group. The successful candidate will be challenged by a wide variety of technologies employed on the fusion class OMEGA and OMEGA EP laser systems. These laser systems include components, assemblies, and diagnostics that are of high-precision, high-stability, and function in a class 1000 cleanroom or vacuum environment.

Requires completion of 4 years apprenticeship program and 7-8 years of practical experience in tool making and instrument and model making; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Able to function in a team environment and also work independently
  • Proficient in CNC programming using Mastercam version X4 or later
  • Operate a variety of CNC machine tools including large and small format VMC?s
  • Able to design, fabricate, and build jigs, test fixtures as needed
  • Blueprint reading and familiarity with GD&T
  • Fabricate parts using manual vertical mills and lathes
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering staff to improve manufacturability of parts
  • Basic computer skills and experience with programs such as MS Word and Excel

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Prior experience on HAAS, Fanuc, Millpwr, and Anilam CNC controls
  • Programming and operation of CNC lathes
  • Prior experience in programming surface contours
  • Experience in TIG and MIG welding
  • Completion of a NY state approved apprentice program in tool, mold, or instrument model making
  • Multi-axis programming including 4th axis operations
  • Machine building experience

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216230.


Posted on 10 July 2019

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Senior Technical Associate in the Electronics and Controls Engineering group.

The successful candidate will be trained to assist engineers to develop and build analog and digital circuitry applied to electro-optics, experimental apparatus and control systems. Candidate should have at a minimum an AAS or AOS degree in Electronic Technology or related field, and 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Requirements include a hands-on knowledge of the following:

  • Assembly, documentation, and testing of both prototype and final circuit boards
  • Troubleshooting down to the component level
  • Mechanical and electrical chassis design, documentation, fabrication, and wiring
  • CAD schematic capture

Desired skills or experience includes:

  • Strong documentation skills
  • Embedded microprocessor development and Ethernet remote control
  • Working knowledge of circuit board layout concepts
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Curiosity and a desire to learn new concepts, skills, and techniques

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 215823.


Posted on 10 July 2019

SERVER AND STORAGE ENGINEER

POSITION SUMMARY:The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking an experienced Server and Storage Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible, as a member of the LLE IT Server and Storage team, for designing, deploying and supporting servers and storage services for LLE research, operations, engineering and administration. They will report to the LLE IT Server and Storage Team Lead. Duties include day-to-day system engineering, monitoring overall system health, usage and capacity, performing system maintenance tasks, evaluating new hardware, and general troubleshooting for any issues that may arise. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with strong IT server and storage architecture, design and deployment experience and excellent interpersonal skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, design and support LLE IT server and storage system infrastructure
  • Drive new architecture, designs, builds, tests and maintenance of LLE IT servers and storage capabilities
  • Evaluate the potential impacts of new servers and storage solutions in the environment
  • Measure and monitor overall system performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Provide support for capacity monitoring and management
  • Interact with users to understand their computational and storage capacity needs
  • Design, implement and monitor IT servers and storage security compliance
  • Maintain knowledge of server and storage market trends and technology developments
  • Implement ITIL?-based IT Service Management processes and collaborate across IT functional groups

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills
  • 5+ years of hands on Linux experience and infrastructure support (networking, storage, backups, monitoring). Red Hat Linux and other certifications are a plus
  • Expertise Linux and Windows server operating systems, virtualization architecture, and multi-tier, resilient storage file systems, architecture and design
  • Experience designing and implementing data center server and networked storage solutions
  • Expertise in storage connection and data sharing with Linux and Windows workstations (SAMBA, SMB/CIFS)
  • Experience providing high-end technical support (installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, retirement, problem resolution, etc.)
  • DevOps experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Strong IT skills in infrastructure and applications
  • Extensive Linux OS expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred
  • Expertise is virtualization platform architecture, design and configuration (Linux KVM, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), VMware)
  • Data center operations understanding of fundamentals in networking / cooling / power
  • Proficient using IT servers and storage system monitoring tools
  • Good understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance
  • Knowledge and experience with applications/infrastructure in one or more of the major cloud environments (Azure, AWS, Google)
  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls for IT infrastructure
  • Experience using ITIL Service Management processes and ITSM tools. Certification is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216227.


Posted on 10 July 2019

LINUX APPLICATION DEVELOPER

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is seeking an experienced Linux Application Developer to create and support software applications that control production equipment used to conduct laser experiments and record the data resulting from these experiments. The successful candidate will join a high performing application development team within the LLE IT department who together architect, design, develop and implement solutions that support the LLE Laser Facility mission. They will report to the LLE IT Application Development Team Lead. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional looking to further their software application development experience by supporting Nobel Prize-winning laser physics research and production operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively participate in the LLE IT software application architecture and development functions
  • Support the LLE Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); improve Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Use application development best practices to complete projects on time, in scope and on budget
  • Ensure application maintenance, installations and upgrades are timely, efficient and effective
  • Evaluate the potential impact of new applications in the LLE Laser Facility and operational environments
  • Measure and monitor application performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Enhance application capability to manage data in the research and operations environments
  • Interact with users to understand and document their functional and nonfunctional needs
  • Work with application end users to ensure strong user experience and interface design
  • Support Agile software, DevOps and IT Service Management (ITSM) processes and procedure
  • Implement IT Security best practices in application design and implementation
  • Maintain knowledge of application development and cloud computing market trends and technology
  • Support LLE IT strategic application roadmap planning, capacity management, and make vs. buy decisions

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Physics, Math or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills
  • A minimum of 3 years of hands-on Linux-based production operations application development experience. Red Hat Linux and other certifications a plus
  • Experience implementing production application machine control, and networking solutions communicating with other computing systems (Ethernet, TCP-IP, socket communication, RS-232, GPIB) is desirable
  • Experience implementing Linux application and storage appliance integration and data sharing with Windows workstation applications (SAMBA, SMB/CIFS) is desirable
  • Experience with real-time software development languages, Agile SDLC and distributed code revision control software (GitLab, GitHub). DevOps experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in technical writing and application solutions documentation

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Linux OS and software development expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred
  • Application development skills using C, C++, Qt, X11. Perl, Python and PHP a plus
  • Production operations process and machine control is strongly desired
  • Agile software development, test tools experience and test automation skills are strongly desirable
  • Proficient using application and performance monitoring tools
  • Understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance
  • Knowledge and experience with applications development and infrastructure in one or more of the major cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle)
  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls in an production application framework
  • Windows application development experience is a plus
  • Project management experience is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216176.


Posted on 11 July 2019

WINDOWS APPLICATION DEVELOPER

POSITION SUMMARY:The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is seeking an experienced Windows Application Developer to create and support software applications that control production equipment used to conduct laser experiments and record the data resulting from these experiments. The successful candidate will join a high performing application development team within the LLE IT department who together architect, design, develop and implement solutions that support the LLE Laser Facility mission. They will report to the LLE IT Application Development Team Lead. The ideal applicant will be able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the development process. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional looking to further their software application development experience by supporting Nobel Prize-winning laser physics research and production operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively participate in the LLE Windows software application architecture and development functions
  • Support the LLE Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); improve Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Use application development best practices to complete projects on time, in scope and on budget
  • Ensure application maintenance, installations and upgrades are timely, efficient and effective
  • Evaluate the potential impact of new applications in the LLE Laser Facility and operational environments
  • Measure and monitor application performance, usage, availability, capacity and health
  • Enhance application capability to manage data in the research and operations environments
  • Interact with users to understand and document their functional and nonfunctional needs
  • Work with application end users to ensure strong user experience and interface design
  • Support Agile software, DevOps and IT Service Management (ITSM) processes and procedures
  • Implement IT Security best practices in application design and implementation
  • Maintain knowledge of application development and cloud computing market trends and technology
  • Support LLE IT strategic application roadmap planning, capacity management, and make vs. buy decisions

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Physics, Math or equivalent skills work experience. Advanced degree is a plus
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills
  • A minimum of 3 years of hands on Windows-based .NET Framework Core application development experience for production operations. Microsoft developer and/or other certifications a plus
  • Experience implementing production application machine control, and networking solutions communicating with other computing systems (Ethernet, TCP-IP, socket communication, RS-232, GPIB) is desirable
  • Experience implementing production application machine control, and networking solutions communicating with other computing systems (Ethernet, TCP-IP, socket communication, RS-232, GigE, etc.) is desirable
  • Experience with Windows software development languages, Agile SDLC and distributed code revision control software (GitLab, GitHub). DevOps experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in technical writing and application solutions documentation

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Windows OS and software development expertise
  • Application development skills using C#, WPF, Windows Forms, C++
  • Production operations process and machine control is strongly desired
  • Agile software development, test tools experience and test automation skills are strongly desirable
  • Proficient using application and performance monitoring tools
  • Understanding of computer, memory and storage architecture and their impact on performance
  • Knowledge and experience with applications development and infrastructure in one or more of the major cloud environments (AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle)
  • Experience in implementing change management and security controls in an production application framework
  • Linux application development experience is a plus
  • Project management experience is a plus

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and be capable of qualifying for a US Security Clearance.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216177.


Posted on 11 July 2019

Experimental

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I

LLE's Target Fabrication Group seeks a laboratory technician for unique and challenging work in the microfabrication of components used in high-energy density experiments. Candidate must be self-motivated and have precision machining and mechanical assembly skills of millimeter scale components using a microscope. Additional experience with vacuum, cryogenics and metrology equipment is desired. Computer skills and the ability to document and follow work procedures skills are desirable.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 211467.


Posted on 24 October 2018

OMEGA Facility

LABORATORY ENGINEER

LLE is looking for an Operations Engineer to support the design, operation, and maintenance of state-of-the-art laser systems. Responsibilities will include direct support of laser or diagnostic subsystems, staffing shot operations, preventative maintenance work, and advanced troubleshooting in a team environment. Position will require off normal hours regularly. A BS in physics, optics, electrical engineering, or related field is required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210659.


Posted on 7 September 2018

LASER SYSTEM SCIENTIST

The University of Rochester?s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Physics, or Engineering to join the System Science team charged with characterizing and optimizing the performance of the world-class Omega and Omega-EP laser facilities. Omega is a 60- beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30kJ, nanosecond, UV pulses to a target. Omega EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering pulses of up to 1PW power (700J in 700fs). Candidates should have at least 5 years? experience in industry or academia performing experimental research in optical systems, preferably solid-state laser systems or laser-based optical systems. A comprehensive knowledge of optical physics and the ability to develop computer-based data analysis tools are required. The ideal candidate should have good engineering skills and should be a motivated self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced dynamic environment. The System Science group interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of technicians, engineers, scientists, and customers and thus excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a demonstrated ability to be effective in a team environment are mandatory. U.S. citizenship is desirable but not required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 215913.

In addition to the online application, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All supplemental materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 24 January 2019

LASER SYSTEM RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

The University of Rochester?s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is seeking a Ph.D. level individual in Optics, Physics, or Engineering to join the System Science team charged with characterizing and optimizing the performance of the world-class Omega and Omega-EP laser facilities. Omega is a 60- beam solid-state laser system capable of delivering 30kJ, nanosecond, UV pulses to a target. Omega EP is a short-pulse laser system capable of delivering pulses of up to 1PW power (700J in 700fs). Candidates should have at least 5 years? experience in industry or academia performing experimental research in optical systems, preferably solid-state laser systems or laser-based optical systems. A comprehensive knowledge of optical physics and the ability to develop computer-based data analysis tools are required. The ideal candidate should have good engineering skills and should be a motivated self-starter who can manage multiple projects and priorities within a fast paced dynamic environment. The System Science group interacts on a daily basis with a wide variety of technicians, engineers, scientists, and customers and thus excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a demonstrated ability to be effective in a team environment are mandatory. U.S. citizenship is desirable but not required.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 213089.


Posted on 24 January 2019

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE II

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology focusing on using lasers to initiate fusion and high energy density physics. LLE is currently seeking a technical associate in the Experimental Operations group. Candidates are sought to install, maintain, operate and troubleshoot a variety of equipment in a cleanroom environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the operation of various equipment and diagnostics related to laser physics experiments Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance
  • Support mechanical, electrical and optical engineers with design and installation of new equipment
  • Maintain complex vacuum systems
  • Some second shift work is required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional software as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with electrical and vacuum systems
  • Experience with radiological materials is a plus
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • A 2 year degree in a technical field is a plus

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 216331.


Posted on 15 March 2019

MECHANICAL TECHNICIAN

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics has an opening for an experienced mechanical, electrical, and/or vacuum systems technician within the laboratory's Cryogenic and Tritium Facility. The position entails the operation and maintenance of complex mechanical systems used to characterize, manipulate, transport and position cryogenic fuel pellets for LLE's Inertial Confinement Fusion research program.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Physical strength
  • Good understanding of basic physics
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Successfully manage multiple projects
  • Willingness to work diligently in an atmosphere with high expectations for productivity
  • Softer required skills include attention to detail, curiosity, good record keeping, and the ability to work together as a team

DESIRED SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

  • A degree in the areas of automotive, mechanical, electrical, or chemical technology is desired but not required
  • Experience with vacuum systems, radiological materials, and/or engineering testing is a plus

Typical hours are 8:30 to 5:30pm but must be able to accommodate early morning or evening hours with sufficient notice.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 213897.


Posted on 15 April 2019

Theory

COMPUTATIONAL/THEORETICAL PLASMA PHYSICIST (RESEARCH ASSOCIATE)

The Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical plasma physicist at the Research Associate level to conduct research in the areas of short and long pulse laser-plasma interactions. Experience running and programming simulations such as particle-in-cell (PIC) or Vlasov/Fokker-Planck would be an asset, as would experience in the interpretation or design of relevant experiments. In addition to an excellent understanding of laser-plasma physics, the successful candidate should have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required. Research associates are typically recent Ph.D. graduates that have demonstrated expertise by publishing their graduate research in peer-reviewed journals.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 210668.

In addition to the online application, qualified applicants should submit a dossier that includes a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to LLE. All supplemental materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto, Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road
Rochester, NY 14623-1299
Email: steven.stagnitto@rochester.edu
Fax: 585-276-2420


Posted on 7 September 2018

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