Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The mission of the Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) is to operate, maintain, improve, and upgrade the suite of electron, proton, and heavy ion accelerators used to carry out a program of accelerator-based experiments at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). To support this program, the C-AD must design, fabricate, assemble, test, install, and operate unique research equipment to generate, transport, transfer, accelerate, focus, track, collide, and absorb high intensity particle beams up to energies of 250 GeV. This includes a combination of custom designed and built parts and vendor produced components developed by a collaboration of the C-AD scientific, engineering, and technical staff. The C-AD supports an international user community of over 1,500 scientists. The C-AD performs all these functions in an environmentally-responsible and safe manner, under a rigorous conduct of operations approach.
The Collider-Accelerator Department (C-AD) has an opening for a Senior Applications (Software) Analyst to develop and maintain software for distributed data acquisition and accelerator equipment control. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for support of both new and existing systems, working closely with hardware and software staff and accelerator operation specialists. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with a team of programmers, engineers, and physicists to develop software for accelerator equipment control and distributed data acquisition for the particle accelerator physics facilities at the BNL Collider-Accelerator Department
Design, development, testing, QA, and documentation of software
Operational support of software for new and existing systems
B.S. in Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
1+ years of full time relevant experience
Experience programming in C/C++ languages
Experience programming in python
Experience in hardware/software integration
Experience working in UNIX/Linux environments
Demonstrated communication skills
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Advanced degree in Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
Experience working with embedded Linux
Experience in device driver programming
Experience developing and/or maintaining network communication software
Experience working in a physics/scientific/engineering research environment
Experience with LabView or Matlab
Experience with EPICS or other control system software
Appointment level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Most work will be performed at personal computer workstation, though there will be periods where meetings will be held in-person in various locations or virtually
Arm/hand dexterity, ability to maintain awkward postures for extended periods (working at a computer), mental sharpness, and good near vision
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.