Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Embedded Systems Researcher in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 306472

Directorate: National Security

Division: Systems Engineering & Integration

Group: Electronics & Measurement Systems

Job Description

Do you want to work on hard problems that matter? Do you enjoy the challenge of working on a diverse set of problems that are constantly evolving? The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Electronics & Measurement Systems Group is seeking an Embedded Systems Researcher who is passionate about advancing mobile sensor technology. The selected individual will be actively involved in developing devices that provide situational awareness and control in government and industrial mission spaces. We are a group of approximately 50 staff who are experts in asset health monitoring, mobile sensors, radiation sensors and more. We have a strong reputation in low-power, sensor interface and firmware electronics.

You will participate in electronic design and firmware development to provide I/O component interfacing, control, data handling, analysis algorithm implementation, and communications. In this role, you will design equipment that combines multiple scientific and engineering disciplines to include sensors that are used for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives related products.

You will be expected to contribute professionally to the concept, design, implementation, testing and documentation of systems. You will also be expected to build a professional reputation for technical expertise, and fully apply and interpret standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies.

Duties include:

- Analog/digital circuit design and sensor interface design.

- Microcontroller/microprocessor (including multi-processor) system design (MSP430, ARM, and FPGA).

- Firmware development related to low level I/O and control, algorithm implementation, and external communications (wired and wireless).

- The development of embedded/mobile sensing and computing devices operating from batteries and/or energy harvesting devices developing data collection, real time control, and analysis systems.

- Multiple machine-to-machine interface and networking protocols.

- Real-time analog/digital signal processing, audio/video analytics.

- Real-time locating systems.

- Satellite and cellular communications.

- Participation in business development activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree with 0-2 years experience or a PhD.

Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years experience or a Master's degree with 3 years experience or a PhD with 1-2 years experience.

Must be a skilled professional who applies a broad basis of existing theories, principles, and concepts to a specialty field.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain a federal security clearance in a timely manner. Which requires:

* U.S. Citizenship

* Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

* Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Electronics & Measurement Syst

Opening Date: 2017-04-04

Closing Date: 2017-05-04