Engineer III

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jun 27, 2024
Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title: Engineer III
Job Description:

The Department of Physics is seeking an Engineer III. The Engineer must manage a multi-tasking environment, collaborate, and consult, with other engineers and physicists as well as students and postdoctoral researchers, supervise and train junior engineering personnel, and work with vendors for procurement and quality control. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Oversee Electronics Facility:

  • Lead the group's efforts in supporting and developing hardware, firmware, and software for fast decision-making and data acquisition electronic systems.
  • Support a custom-made high voltage system for the CMS experiment detectors.
  • Develop and implement testing procedures for existing and new equipment to ensure optimal functionality.
  • Contribute to the development of cutting-edge ATCA and other electronics technology for real-time data-taking experiments.
  • Assist in cost analysis and budgeting initiatives, generating comprehensive reports on procedures and results.
  • Proactively develop new data analysis techniques and methodologies to foster innovation within the facility.

Training and Consultation:

  • Provide training and consultation to facility users on specialized equipment and technology.
  • Supervise and train junior engineering personnel and students.
  • Collaborate with researchers and engineers from international collaborations.

Equipment Management:

  • Manage equipment and ensure proper maintenance.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and repair equipment as needed.
  • Assist in developing marketing and strategic plans for increasing facility awareness.

Procurement and Quality Control:

  • Collaborate with vendors for procurement and quality control.

Other duties as assigned.

As the largest college on campus, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is charged with teaching the university’s core curriculum. We are home to the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the physical, natural, and mathematical sciences.

Nearly every UF undergraduate takes at least one class in our college. However, educating tomorrow’s leaders is not the only task occupying our over 800 faculty.

Whether discovering new galaxies, serving on presidential task forces, or writing award-winning books, they have achieved international acclaim for their contributions to society. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is, in short, the heart of the University of Florida and the Gator Nation.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings), and 1st among public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

Expected Salary:

The salary range is $68,000 - $80,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Employment Benefits include:

Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.

Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.

Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, parental leave, and leave payouts.

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience; or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or Masters degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The engineer candidate will be experienced and current, in several, but not necessarily all, of the areas listed below. Initiative and recommendations for improvements in experiment design, equipment, and methodology are also expected.
  • Proficiency in designing, fabricating, testing, and operating multi-layer high-speed PCBs up to ~30 GHz. Experience with design tools such as Cadence Allegro, Altium, and KiCAD is preferred.
  • Proficiency in firmware design for large FPGAs with 100+ multi-gigabit serial optical links. Knowledge of firmware design languages such as Verilog, VHDL, and Vivado is preferred.
  • Familiarity with industry standards including PCIExpress, ATCA, and microTCA is preferred.
  • Familiarity with C/C++ and experience in designing test software and kernel-mode drivers is preferred.
  • Experience in analog design, particularly with DAC/ADC and high-voltage power supplies in the several kV range, is preferred.
  • Familiarity with PCIExpress, ATCA, and microTCA industry standards.
  • Familiarity with C/C++, designing test software, and kernel-mode drivers.
  • Analog design: DAC/ADC, high-voltage power (several kV range) supplies.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No