Control System Engineer (EPICS)
We are currently looking to recruit a Software Systems Engineer. The role of engineer is developing the tools required to operate and develop the control system of TARLA accelerators and subsystems. The duties will involve working closely with other members of other technical groups in TARLA and the wider EPICS collaboration to capture requirements, specify and develop new software and to support existing software.
- Design and development of software as part of the EPICS Controls System at TARLA;
- Interface with internal staff, including Engineers and Scientists, at all stages of the development life cycle to, for example, developing requirements, track project progress, and verify operation of Control Systems;
- Contribute to the processes and associated software development to support the design of Control Systems throughout EPICS collaboration, collaboration with other core EPICS developers on planning and the development for EPICS Core;
- Maintain a current knowledge of the Control Systems on other, comparable, beamline and accelerator projects;
- Provide operational support across TARLA on EPICS software components;
- Support of contractors and suppliers of Control Systems;
Qualification & Experience:
- Knowledge and experience of Linux on PC’s;
- Knowledge and experience with Scripting Languages; (Tcl/Tk, Python, Perl);
- Knowledge of networking programming (network topologies, network protocols, routing protocols and hardware configurations.);
- Knowledge and experience in programming in C and/ C++;
- Knowledge and experience in programming in Java;
- Knowledge and understanding of relational databases, and server and client side processing.
- Degree in physics, electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent or other degree, (considerable relevant experience is plus);
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written in English;
- Ability to solve technical problems, evaluating alternative courses of action and innovating where necessary;
- Demonstrate an understanding of project planning and management;
- Self-motivation and a willingness to take responsibility;
- Ability to work as part of an internationally-distributed, multi-national team;
- Ability to work effectively alone and without direct supervision;
- Experience in developing software in a real time distributed control environment.
Candidates should apply via e-mail to [email protected] with a motivation letter, detailed CV and names, surnames and contact information of at least three references who will provide them recommendation letters. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Electrical/Electronics Engineer (GUN)
We are currently looking to recruit two Electric/Electronics Engineers. The role of engineer is developing the tools required to operate TARLA HV gun, injector and maintaining components installed to the system. The duties will involve working closely with other members of other technical groups in TARLA.
- Design electrical circuits in support of the TARLA gun system;
- Perform analytical calculations and report writing;
- Make measurements on low/high voltage power supplies using electronic test equipment;
- Perform trouble shooting and maintenance activities on the existing systems and high voltage power supplies. Some on-call work should be expected during our 24/7 accelerator run periods;
- Use software tools (including modeling programs) to complete designs;
- Contribute to the design of new high voltage platform to operate TARLA gun;
- Design new system controls and instrumentation (using microcontrollers, microprocessor, FPGAs and PLCs);
- Ability to maintain composure, think clearly, and perform well under pressure when working to strict time lines;
- Demonstrate ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
- The successful candidate will be part of a technical staff supporting various power sources and RF systems including RF power amplifiers such as klystrons and solid state technologies;
Qualification & Experience:
- Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks in electric and electronics;
- Ability to use instruments such as VNA, Spectrum analyzer, phase noise analyzer;
- Ability to program PIC, microprocessors and microcontrollers;
- Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions;
- Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems and develop models.
- Minimum BS degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline (Applied Physics) and 0-3 years of experience;
- The ideal candidate will have a solid background in analog electronics and have course work/experience in one of the following areas, RF/microwaves, high voltage systems, AC to DC electrical power conversion, pulsed power systems;
- Experience with engineering CAD/software packages such as Mentor Graphics, Altium, and/or engineering analysis/model/simulation programs (ADS, HFSS, Matlab, Multisim etc.) is preferred;
- Experience with or knowledge of digital design (FPGA), and or PLCs is preferred;
- Programing experience in one of the following languages C, C++, JAVA, and or Python is desired;
- The applicant must have good team and communication skills and be able to work in multidisciplinary groups (engineers, technicians, programmers, and physicists) to solve technical problems. Strong background in applied physics and a curious mind highly desired;
- The applicant must have high initiative and be a “self-starter”;
- The position is “highly hands on” and will require the individual to spend approximately 60% of his/her time in the laboratory and 40% at his/her desk/computer;
- The ability to apply critical thinking, operational principles, and knowledge of electronics and electrical theory to accomplish engineering design tasks is required.
Candidates should apply via e-mail to [email protected] with a motivation letter, detailed CV and names, surnames and contact information of at least three
references who will provide them recommendation letters. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.