Careers at LLE


POSITION 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. The amplifiers technical associate (Amp Tech) is an entry to mid-level position responsible for the operation, inspection and maintenance of the laser amplifiers and supporting equipment. During shot operations the amp tech will operate as part of a shot crew in support of safe and efficient laser shot operations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform preventive maintenance of laser amplifiers and associated systems
  • Support the operation of equipment and instrumentation for laser physics experiments
  • Support engineers in design and installation of new equipment
  • Operate and maintain complex water-cooled amplifier systems
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues
  • Second shift work is required

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • High degree of manual dexterity
  • 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

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with electrical, controls, and water-cooling systems
  • Experience with handling precision optical components
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting mechanical and electrical schematics
  • Technical writing experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in technology or experience working in a technical environment/trade preferred

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 238964.

POSITION SUMMARY: LLE is currently seeking a software developer to join the Software Development Group. A successful candidate will design and support control systems software in support of laboratory research. This includes interacting with members of the scientific community at LLE as well as various engineering groups to support in-house designed components. The candidate will be required to support legacy systems with minimal downtime as well as be available on an on-call basis to support laser operations. Work is done with general guidance so the ability to learn quickly is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain software applications used in controlling production equipment and / or acquiring experimental data
  • Work with application end users to understand and document their needs
  • Ensure application maintenance, installations and upgrades are efficient
  • Actively participate in the LLE IT software application architecture and UX
  • Working with end users to identify and prioritize new application features and requirements
  • High level troubleshooting skills (debugging)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent skills. Advanced degree is a plus
  • 2+ years? work experience as a programmer
  • Experienced user of Linux operating systems
  • Hands on development experience using C / C++, QT, X11, .NET, C#, Unix command line tools, Linux editor
  • Excellent technical, analytical & communication skills

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience developing and supporting software controlling scientific lab equipment in a production and/or manufacturing environment
  • Deploying networked equipment communication solutions using TCP/IP
  • Experience with Subversion and/or Gitlab for code development, version control, testing, and deployment

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Two positions are available: Please apply to Job Opening ID 235712.

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 two laboratory technicians in the Contamination Control group.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform periodic cleaning of facility rooms to meet cleanroom standards, vacuuming, mopping, and wiping surfaces within the cleanrooms are primary activities
  • Perform cleaning of technical equipment within the facility per provided training
  • Maintain stock of garments and materials for personnel entering the cleanroom areas

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment wearing appropriate cleanroom garments (ISO 5 and ISO 6)
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • High degree of manual dexterity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills working in a team-based environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e-mail/Word/Excel) and ability to learn additional software packages
  • Comfortable accessing and working on elevated surfaces with appropriate fall safety training and equipment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HS diploma or equivalent

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 236581.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory is seeking an experienced technician responsible for operating thin film deposition chambers, including the implementation of design strategies, management of coating equipment and inspection of optics to be coated. Candidate will participate in many aspects of coating, including process development and documentation, production, analysis and inspection; and also be responsible for oversight of coating equipment usage. Candidate will need to a hands-on approach toward preventative maintenance, minor repairs and equipment improvements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operate optical coating equipment to manufacture high-damage threshold coatings
  • Perform metrology measurements for coating characterization
  • Maintain reliable records, including accurate run logs of all coating runs and maintenance logs
  • Inspect cleaned optics to ensure surface to be coated is free of defects

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working within a manufacturing environment
  • High attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Electronics and vacuum coating experience desirable and an understanding of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and large glass substrates
  • Willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have an Associates degree in electronics, optics, or mechanical technology, plus two-years experience in a hands-on technical field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 239101.

POSITION SUMMARY: LLE is a unique national resource and the work conducted at the Omega Laser facility is important to DOE/NNSA and the international scientific community. The Database Developer position performs work in database programming, analysis and design of database interfaces and structures. The developer will review project tasks and perform requirements analysis, develop required database objects and code in SQL PL/SQL and other scripting languages.

Other relevant work will be to configure and monitor database access and performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the database, web, and application developers, and scientific teams to support database designs, and programmatic interfaces.
  • Work with the Database & Web group leader to develop database objects and interfaces to support scientific operations.
  • Foster strong relationships with internal business units and excel in communication on technical topics.
  • Collect requirements and propose solutions to meet scientific objectives.
  • Write PL/SQL procedures, SQL, DML to support user access and use of scientific databases.
  • Create objects, assign roles and grants, links, and other DB tasks
  • Support database security, tuning, indexing, and performance
  • Support database performance tuning, code optimization
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in information systems or equivalent work experience; an M.B.A. or M.S. in information technology is preferred and 7-10 years of related experience,
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Industry certifications in PL/SQL, T-SQL, SQL

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Technical:

  • Programming for DB application development
  • Data modeling, normal forms, database object creation
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experienced in using ITSM Tool or ticketing system
  • Experienced in Database application configuration

Business:

  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Superb analytical and research skills with the ability to comprehend complex data sets; demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; perform under pressure and demonstrate adaptability and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research and reporting
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies and relationship to laws, regulations, policies, and ethics surrounding cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Knowledge of the organization's core business/mission processes.

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Oracle Programming, Security and/or database Certification preferred

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Two positions are available: Please apply to Job Opening ID 238139.

POSITION SUMMARY: LLE is a unique national resource and the work conducted at the Omega Laser facility is important to DOE/NNSA and the international scientific community. We are looking for an outstanding leader with exceptional team building and technical skills to thrive as the Information Technology Group Leader supporting LLE?s mission as a part of the Engineering Division. The IT Group Leader is responsible for enterprise IT services, network and server infrastructure, on-premises datacenter operations. This position oversees projects requiring multi-disciplinary coordination and vendor collaboration. Management responsibilities include supervising frontline IT professionals and serving as a resource for staff including technical guidance. The IT group will have hands-on responsibilities in an area where they are recognized as an expert.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

IT Group Leader is responsible for implementing solutions consistent with approved IT governance and cybersecurity policies. Technical areas they will oversee that this applies to include:

  • IT User & support Services
  • Network Infrastructure & Security
  • Servers and storage including on-premises Datacenter Operations
  • Web application development
  • Databases
  • Custom Application Development for laser facility operations

IT Group Leader has line management responsibility for:

  • Personnel management and conflict resolution
  • Staff development
  • Developing goals and metrics for individual and group performance

IT Group Leader is responsible for IT fiscal management (budgeting and forecasting)

IT Group Leader shall:

  • Foster strong relationships with internal business units
  • Communicate the importance of strong cybersecurity practices to LLE faculty, staff, and students build consensus among across LLE division on enterprise-wide process and technology solutions
  • Work with the LLE IT Governance Committee, LLE ISO, and the UR CISO to implement solutions to identified risks that are consistent with business security requirements.
  • Proposes changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  • Implement solutions consistent with a strong security culture set forth by the LLE Director, UR CISO, and LLE ISO
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge related to security threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations set forth to reduce the attack surface; circulate this knowledge through the appropriate LLE units.
  • Communicate threats and vulnerabilities that may impact LLE and address them regularly with business units.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor?s degree in information systems, computer engineering, or related discipline OR equivalent work experience; a Master?s degree is preferred
  • 15 years of IT-related experience with B.S, 10 years of IT-related experience with M.S, Or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience in IT-related discipline.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

The IT Group Leader will have demonstrated experience leading a large team in all aspects of organizational management, personnel management, capability and staff development, succession planning, budget management, performance management and ensuring a safe and secure workplace. Their technical management competencies must include the ability to define and measure infrastructure performance and automate processes to improve efficiency.

Demonstrated Experience:

  • working in a research facility of scale (Ex. Government Research Facility / National Laboratory, Major Research University) or organization with a complex production floor
  • managing an environment subject to external compliance requirements (Ex. Government contractor)
  • using ITSM or ticketing system
  • implementing risk management methodology
  • implementing a cybersecurity framework
  • applying project management principles
  • delivering core IT services from on-premises infrastructure
  • in formal incident management
  • with external audits
  • managing a complex budget

This position requires demonstrated experience leading an IT organization including strategic planning and tactical operations management. This role requires experience collaborating across organizational boundaries and managing ?customer? relationships. The IT Group Leader must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills. They must be enthusiastic about the research mission of the laboratory and eager to learn about operation of the laser facilities and research we do. They will serve as a liaison between LLE and campus IT leadership and have regular meetings with the UR CIO and CISO to ensure consistency with central IT policies.

Technical:

  • Proficiency with Linux and Windows operating systems (past experience as Linux Systems Administrator or Engineer a plus)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Expert level abilities in an IT discipline (Networking, Servers and storage, Identity and Access Management)
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies and relationship to laws, regulations, policies, and ethics surrounding cybersecurity and privacy.

Business:

  • Self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Superb analytical and research skills with the ability to comprehend complex data sets; demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; perform under pressure and demonstrate adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands
  • Ability to prioritize work to deliver on time and maintain morale

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Working in an environment governed by NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171 and/or CMMC/CMMC 2.0 (strongly preferred)
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Cisco Networks
  • Virtual Environments (RHEV, VMware)
  • Databases (Oracle preferred)
  • Active Directory
  • Privileged Access Management solutions
  • Enterprise Backup Solutions (ex. Veritas Netbackup, Commvault)
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management tools (SIEM, Incident Response)
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • NIST 800 series
  • FISMA
  • FedRAMP
  • CISM, CITM, CGEIT, CISSP

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 238002.

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom. Responsible for high precision cleaning of large optics and inspection prior to coating. Participate in development of cleaning methods for glass and hydroscopic optics, sol-gel coatings, and structured thin films. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the Cleanroom Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Cleaning and preparation of substrates prior to the deposition or assembly process
  • Inspection and quality assurance of incoming glass substrates and optical coatings
  • Cleaning and handling hydroscopic materials
  • Maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom and equipment for optical cleaning
  • Sol-gel coating of optical substrates by spin-coat and dip methods
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. photoresist, dielectric films) from large substrates. Work is done in a fume hood
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs

REQUIREMENTS: Familiarity with any of the following technical aspects is a plus:

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. A willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in optics, mechanical technology, or chemistry with one year experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 234793.

POSITION SUMMARY: Entry level position working in a class 100 cleanroom environment with irregular shift hours. Assist in the maintenance of optics on the OMEGA/EP laser systems to prevent costly damage to system components. Participate in the development of inspection and mounting procedures for large optics. Ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates required.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Laboratory Technician reports to the OMEGA Operations Supervisor in the Optical Manufacturing Group and duties include the following:

  • Inspection and cleaning of in-situ optics on OMEGA/EP laser systems.
  • Assembly of optical substrates into various holders and mounts.
  • Handle delicate optics and install/ remove components from OMEGA/EP.
  • Maintain records on the condition of each optic and document all process information.
  • Chemical stripping of various materials (e.g. sol-gel, photoresist) from large substrates.
  • Operate equipment to assist with coater panel maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment and make simple repairs.
  • Support maintenance of a class 100 cleanroom area.
  • Data entry and operating custom software on a windows based computer.

REQUIREMENTS: The laboratory technician should be familiar with the following technical aspects

  • Cleanroom gowning protocols and contamination control procedures
  • Surface inspection and characterization techniques. (e.g. scratch/dig, cleanliness)
  • Mechanical assembly processes using hand-held tools

The position will require the ability to manipulate heavy mechanisms and glass substrates. The willingness to interact with fellow technicians, research scientists, students, and vendors with a friendly and professional attitude is essential for carrying out the duties of this job.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree in optics or mechanical technology with one year experience in a fabrication or manufacturing environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 234790.

Seeking a technician with 10+ years of experience building laser systems to work on the development of a cutting-edge laser system at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Extensive hands-on experience with nonlinear optics, laser diagnostics, optical systems, and vacuum systems is strongly desired. Strong verbal communication skills and proven team experience is required.

Associates degree in optics or a related field desired.

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.rochester.edu/jobopp.
Please apply to Job Opening ID 228140.

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