Lead Electronic Engineer

New Jersey, United States
04 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead the design, development and operation of state of the art instrumentation and control systems in support of a wide range of current and future projects at PPPL.


  • Conceptualize System Level to Circuit Level Requirements & Features 20%
  • Design, fabricate & operate analog, digital and power delivery systems 20%
  • Develop FPGA and micro-controller firmware 15%
  • Understand and implement proper Grounding, Isolation and Noise Reduction and Rejection schemes 10%
  • Mentor Students, Technicians and Junior Engineers performing work in research and development of experiments, control, data acquisition and monitoring systems 10%
  • Daily operation and maintenance of Control and Monitoring System: 15%
  • Develop Diagrams, Drawings and Documentation for systems developed: 10%.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with National Instruments LabView software environment
  • Experience with electronic design environments (Autodesk Eagle preferred)
  • Experience with Capacitor Bank power delivery
  • Experience with noise reduction schemes in electronics design
  • Experience working with Digital I/O
  • Experience working with Analog Data acquisition and signal conditioning techniques
  • Experience generating and reading State Machine, Logic Flow and Interconnection Diagrams, Requirements Documents, Failure Mode Engineering Analysis


  • Experience with FPGA development process
  • Experience working with Front Panel Data Port (FPDP) hardware
  • Experience working for federal entities like the Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Exposure to Version control Software (SVN, GIT)
  • Mastery of standard off the shelf test equipment: (DVM, Oscilloscope, Logic analyzer)
  • Experience with the calibration of data acquisition equipment in varying environments
  • Experience with large software development projects
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of scientists, engineers and technical staff with varying skill levels and backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Strong Team-Player with the ability to motivate and educate others on the team

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.

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