Careers at LLE

Director's Office

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Laser and Materials Technology

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Engineering Division

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

WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD

POSITION SUMMARY:Lead the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) web development team in architecting, designing, developing and implementing web-based services and the LLE organization web presence. They will report to the Information Technology Manager. Additional duties include performing day-to-day web services and website management, monitoring overall web site and web services health, usage and capacity, performing system maintenance tasks, evaluating web services, and general troubleshooting for any issues that may arise.

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 219503.


Posted on 17 December 2019

SERVER AND STORAGE TEAM LEAD

POSITION SUMMARY:Lead the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics 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.

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
  • 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
  • 10+ years of hands on Red Hat Linux experience and infrastructure support (networking, storage, backups, monitoring). RHSA/RHCE certifications are a plus
  • Expertise in heterogeneous Linux and Windows environments
  • Excellent technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, and standards, including TCP/IP, Internet, and routing
  • Proficiency in technical writing and documentation of solutions
  • Experience with automation software

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Strong IT skills in infrastructure and applications
  • Extensive Linux OS expertise. Red Hat Linux experience is preferred
  • Expertise in virtualization platform architecture, design and configuration (Linux KVM, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), VMware)
  • Data center operations understanding of fundamentals in networking / cooling / power
  • 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 with Commvault, Software Defined Storage (SDS), Veritas

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 219504.


Posted on 18 December 2019

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN V

POSITION SUMMARY:Operate and maintain equipment to shape, grind, and polish optical components up to 350mm diameter. Evaluate optical drawings in order to manufacture parts to required specifications. Assist in the final testing of parts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate continuous polishers
  • Operate grinding machines
  • Operate double-sided grinding and polishing machines up to 4"diameter optics
  • Use of micrometers, calipers, and interferometers
  • Maintain and clean equipment
  • Interpret optical drawings in order to manufacture parts to specifications
  • Organize, inventory, and order spare supplies for the shop

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates
  • Previous experience with grinding and polishing equipment is preferred.
  • Ability to document work and follow procedures are important for on the job training
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have 5-7 years experience working in an optical fabrication shop environment.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222458.


Posted on 10 March 2020

SR. 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 building custom control systems, and must 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 electrical 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

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:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline plus 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 221859.


Posted on 1 June 2020

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 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222574.


Posted on 28 July 2020

SR. LAB 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 equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222578.


Posted on 28 July 2020

SR. LAB 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 equivalent.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222577.


Posted on 28 July 2020

SR. LAB 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:

  • 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
  • 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:

Candidate should have a minimum of 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 222570.


Posted on 28 July 2020

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 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 222572.


Posted on 28 July 2020

Experimental Division

SCIENTIST

The OMEGA High-Energy-Density Experiments Group at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) seeks a Ph.D.-level candidate who can contribute to the development of new science campaigns using the unique high energy density science capabilities of the Omega laser facility, who can bring new capabilities to ongoing national inertial confinement fusion, and high-energy-density missions as well as emerging science directions such as extreme quantum matter and key astrophysical applications, who will conduct experiments using OMEGA, the National Ignition Facility, and other HED facilities, and who will engage with and mentor graduate students in the group. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate sub-field of experimental physics. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 221837.

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
ssta@lle.rochester.edu


Posted on 20 May 2020

OMEGA Laser Facility Division

Currently there are no career opportunities in this division at this time

Theory Division

ASSISTANT SCIENTIST IN COMPUTATIONAL PLASMA PHYSICS

The Theoretical Division seeks a computational/theoretical plasma physicist at the Assistant Scientist level to carry out research in the area of laser-plasma interaction physics, with an emphasis on the numerical modeling of electron heat transport and stimulated scattering instabilities. Experience with Fokker-Planck stimulations would be an asset. In addition to a good understanding of laser-plasma interaction processes, the successful candidate should have the ability to work well with experimental data, have good interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a team, and the ability to communicate well in writing. Preference will be given to candidates possessing a good record of publication in high impact peer reviewed journals. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related area is required. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is July 2020. The position is for three years subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More details can be found by contacting Dr. Valeri Goncharov at vgon@lle.rochester.edu. Applications should be emailed as a single PDF file to vgon@lle.rochester.edu and must include (i) a brief letter (max 2 pages) describing the candidate?s academic background and interests (ii) CV, and (iii) contact information of three references.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222141.


Posted on 3 August 2020

ASSISTANT SCIENTIST IN COMPUTATIONAL HYDRODYNAMICS

Applications are invited for an assistant scientist position in computational hydrodynamics with application to inertial fusion and high energy density physics. The candidate will work on target designs for inertial confinement fusion and assessing their stability properties by using multi-dimensional hydrodynamic codes. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in computational implosion radiation hydrodynamics and astrophysics. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date is July 2020. The position is for three years subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. More details can be found by contacting Dr. Valeri Goncharov at vgon@lle.rochester.edu. Applications should be emailed as a single PDF file to vgon@lle.rochester.edu and must include (i) a brief letter (max 2 pages) describing the candidate?s academic background and interests (ii) CV, and (iii) contact information of three references.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 222142.


Posted on 3 August 2020

Administrative Division

Currently there are no career opportunities in this division at this time

Laboratory Safety

Currently there are no career opportunities in this division at this time

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Qualified applicants for Staff Scientist positions 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 application materials should be sent to the attention of:

Steven Stagnitto
Administrative Director
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
250 East River Road Rochester, NY 14623-1212
E-mail:
Fax: (585) 275-5960

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