Computer Engineer-Wireless

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore , CA 94550

Posted 2 months ago

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Computer Engineer to conduct basic and applied research in radio frequency and wireless technologies. The successful candidate will bring a strong track record in the area of wireless technologies and have experience with wireless protocols and security analysis. This position will support LLNL's programs in the Global Security Principal Associate Directorate and participate in collaborative research projects funded by Department of Energy, the State of California and private sectors. This position is within the Computational Engineering Division (CED) of the Engineering Directorate.

This position will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct research in wireless location mapping using state-of-the-art protocols and technologies.

  • Investigate wireless protocols and security techniques, especially within the Internet of Things (IoT) domain.

  • Support complex research projects with competing priorities and implement advanced research concepts in a multidisciplinary team environment where dedication and deadlines are important to project success.

  • Partner with other Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers to bring research results to practical use in LLNL Global Security programs.

  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.

  • Disseminate research results through reports and presentations for audiences both internal and external to LLNL.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition at the SES.2 Level

  • Work independently and with teams to solve moderately complex engineering analysis problems.

  • Balance multiple projects/tasks and priorities of customers and partners to ensure deadlines are met, while working independently with minimal direction within scope of the assignment.

  • Serve as a technical point of contact with internal and external collaborators.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Experience with hardware/software interfaces and the implementation of such.

  • Fundamental knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: encryption, wireless protocols, machine learning, and/or computer security.

  • Ability to use standard programming languages to support hardware implementations of wireless sensors.

  • Sufficient verbal and written communication skills needed to effectively collaborate in a team environment, present and explain technical information, document work, prepare and present successful proposals and high-quality research papers, and provide advice to management.

  • Ability to travel off-site, including potentially internationally, for sponsor and customer interaction.

In Addition at the SES.2 Level

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information.

  • Experience balancing multiple projects/tasks while ensuring deadlines are met or exceeded.

  • Experience working with internal and external collaborators.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

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. Q-level 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.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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