Electronics Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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205 Main Street #514
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Position Title: Electronics Engineer
Institution Name: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

This is the position of Digital Signal Processing Engineer, Central Engineering Department (CE),
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The incumbent will be working on the Event
Horizon Telescope (EHT); a pioneering Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) array with
angular resolution of the order of ten micro-arc seconds. The EHT investigates the characteristics
of emission from Supermassive Black Holes on event-horizon scales, with the ultimate goal of
making an image of emission from the near neighborhood of the black hole, thereby testing
Einstein’s theory of general relativity in the strong field limit. The EHT is seeking a Senior
Electrical Engineer with Digital Signal Processing specialization to work with senior
instrumental scientists. The objective is to implement next generation analog-to-digital
conversion technologies matched to ultra-high performance computing platforms based on Field
Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) technologies. This
position is with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

For further information and requirements, view the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at:

Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications on line for this position. For complete
information and online application procedures, please visit USAJOBS

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in
our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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