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Accelerator Engineer Full-time

at TechSource, Inc. New Mexico in New Mexico (Published at 15-12-2021)

Your Opportunity:

As a full-time Accelerator Engineer for TechSource, you will support Los Alamos National Laboratory?s (LANL) Accelerator Operations and Technology Division (AOT), Radio Frequency Engineering (RFE) group. AOT maintains, operates, and upgrades all accelerator systems used at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) complex, which consists of two 750-keV Cockcroft-Walton-based injector systems (H+ and H? systems), a 201.25-MHz drift tube linear accelerator utilizing high-power diacrode tubes, an 805-MHz coupled cavity linac utilizing klystrons as the primary power source, a proton storage ring, and roughly a kilometer of beam transport lines that feed beam to the five independent research programs. The RFE group is principally responsible for all RF systems, all pulsed power, and all high-power DC power supplies used to operate magnets on the beam transport lines. Low-level RF (LLRF) control and monitoring of the various RF sources used to drive the beam is critical to the high performance and successful operation of the accelerator.

You will develop and implement FPGA designs and FPGA-based software radio RF control systems, which includes custom PCBs and the HDL for the systems. You will interact and coordinate frequently with other engineers and technicians on the LLRF team as well as work closely with other accelerator systems groups (software, instrumentation, and accelerator physics). You will work onsite at LANL, located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

What You will Do:

· Develop and design high-speed digital printed circuit boards.

· Perform HDL design of complex signal processing and/or software radio systems.

· Engage in requirements gathering, design, implementation, debugging, testing, and documentation of the engineering design cycle process.

What You Will Need:

· 10 or more years of accelerator, in particular RF systems and RF controls,

· Experience designing and developing high-speed digital printed circuit boards using FPGAs, DRAM, and data converters.

· Master?s degree in engineering. PhD preferred.

· Experience with HDL design of complex signal processing or software radio systems including coding, synthesizing, and simulating RTL implementation in FPGAs.

· Experience with applying and demonstrating engineering design cycle principles.

· Ability to define deliverables and lead projects.

· Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

· Motivated self-starter with strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.

· US citizenship, due to clearance needed for selected individual.

· Ability to work on a rotating on-call schedule, working after hours when required.

Desired qualifications:

· RF systems design experience.

· Real-time system programming experience with VxWorks or RTEMS. Programming experience in Tcl/Tk, C, C++, Java, LabVIEW, and MATLAB.

· Control system design and implementation experience using FPGAs.

· High-speed data convertor design experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, gender, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status as required by law.

What We Offer:

We know employee benefits are important to you. Therefore, we offer full-time employees an attractive suite of benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off, and superior paid holidays. Full-time employees also are eligible to contribute to a health savings account and flexible spending accounts, and TechSource provides full-time employees with paid life insurance benefit of 2x salary up to a maximum of $200,000. Furthermore, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401k plan, which TechSource enhances with a generous matching contribution.

TechSource is a nationally recognized engineering consultancy specializing in the management and technical delivery of large-scale nuclear and high-technology projects. TechSource provides direct access to hundreds of experts and industry leaders in the nuclear sciences, non-proliferation technologies, accelerator physics, and systems engineering arenas. TechSource?s outstanding technical service has earned the company a client retention rate of over 95 percent.

Application process

You may review this position by visiting https://techsource-inc.com/about/careers. To be considered for this opportunity, please apply online and upload your resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $145,000.00 - $200,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Alamos, NM: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • TechSource is a federal contracting company, and as such it must comply with the recent federal mandate regarding COVID vaccination documentation proof. Are you willing and able to provide COVID vaccination documentation to TechSource as an offer contingency?
  • Due to the support provided to Los Alamos National Laboratory for this position, US citizenship is required. Are you a US citizen?


  • accelerator engineering: 10 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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