Lead Systems Engineer

What is Required:

• Advanced degree in Engineering or related field or overall equivalent experience. 8-10 years of relevant experience or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge.

•f Technical leadership experience with multi-disciplinary, widely-distributed team members and institutions.

    Demonstrated systems engineering experience, preferably including construction of scientific instruments.

• Proven record of accomplishment of successfully performing systems engineering functions on complex, multi-discipline, engineering projects.

• Ability to exercise, sound engineering judgment  and decision making with a wide range in scope, analytical ability, and evidence of strong written and verbal technical communication skills.

• Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and lead other scientists and engineers in defining goals and implementing activities to realize the goals. 

• Demonstrated ability to provide effective engineering direction and judgment for developmental work and to creatively resolve complex technical problems.

• Ability to interface and work within a large diverse team and help manage technical activities at other institutions.

• Excellent technical communication skills. 

• Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects.

• Well versed in CAD and other engineering tools.

Desired Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Engineering or Physics and extensive experience with scientific construction projects. 

• Combined experiences in engineering design and systems design of scientific projects.

• A systems’ engineering background in fields related to telescope or vacuum cryostat systems.


• This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

• This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

• Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply

Apply directly online at and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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