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Engineer (Electrical) (#S27834)

at University of Arizona

Posted: 1/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time

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Position Summary

The University of Arizona Experimental Particle Physics Group is seeking to employ an Engineer (Electrical) to support development of digital electronics and FPGA firmware projects to be used in large particle physics experiments.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our upgrade electronics and firmware projects on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The primary responsibility of this position is firmware development for back-end electronics for the Liquid Argon electronics and the Hardware Tracker for the Trigger project.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience developing FPGA firmware including timing simulation and functional testing.

Familiarity with Xilinx and Altera FPGA families and proficiency using Xilinx and Altera IDE tools and IP’s.

Proficient in VHDL or Verilog.

Experience in developing and testing digital electronics.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field AND two years of engineering or related experience; OR, six years of engineering or related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Solid electrical engineering, digital and analog circuit fundamentals and lab skills.

Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.