Development Engineer for Multi-Axis Motor Controls in MicroTCA

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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Scientific / postdoctoral posts

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Job description:


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

The group MSK is responsible for the controls, feedback regulations and synchronization of the particle accelerators at DESY. We are an international team of technicians, engineers and scientists who develop, install and operate complex instruments for the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser.

The position

Development and design of synchronously operating multi-axis motor controller electronics in MicroTCA crate standard for PETRAIII instruments with real-time capabilityDevelopment of firmware for the real-time motor controller with precision position feedbackDevelopment of middle-layer server and user interface of the motor controller for beamline experimentsTest and commissioning of the motor controller system at the PETRA beamlinesDocumentation of the project


University degree in electronic engineering or equivalent qualificationSeveral years of work experience in the design and construction of digital electronics with FPGAsSeveral years of work experience with FPGA technology from Xilinx, the use of ISE and Vivado and AXI interfaceWork experience with software development in C/C++Expertise in the functionality and programming of stepper motor controllersHands-on experience in programming of Microcontrollers and FPGAs and in the construction, operation and programming of digital hardwareFluent spoken and written English

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time-work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

Please send your application quoting the reference code MMA002/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: MMA002/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications:

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Quote Reference: MMA002/2019