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Engineer specialized in Hard- and Software Development (all gender)

“GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung” in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research), one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity working in this international environment together with a team of employees committed to conduct world-class science every day.


The division of “Superconducting Magnets & Testing”(SCM) is looking at the earliest possible date for an

Engineer specialized in Hard- and Software Development (all gender)

Reference 22.42-6351

for the further development and integration of the FAIR magnet protection electronics to strengthen its team within the group “Magnet Electrical Systems” (SCM-MES). As part of the FAIR project, many components of the magnet protection system are to be installed, commissioned and networked with the control system in the coming years. With the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and design processes, you will have a significant influence on the successful system launch.


Your tasks:

  • Enhancements and supervision of digital (based on FPGAs) and analogue electronic devices of the FAIR magnet protection system (evaluation, optimization, production tracking, system maintenance of hardware and firmware).
  • Assembly test of magnet protection electronics, organisation of test campaigns and coordination of quality assurance activities with manufacturers.
  • Customization and maintenance of hard- and software of our electronics test bench including the test database.
  • Technical coordination with internal and external partners for integration of the magnet protection system into the FAIR accelerator controls.
  • Intensive participation in installation and commissioning of the magnet protection systems for the new accelerator complex and our magnet test facilities.
  • Support of the test facility staff in terms of data acquisition and data analysis as a part of the magnet protection system.
  • Preparation of procurement procedures including organization and execution of quality reviews as well as assembly acceptance tests.


Your profile:

  • Degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, automation engineering or comparable qualification.
  • Profound knowledge in implementation of FPGA-based electronics, preferably with ALTERA Cyclone and NIOS II.
  • Wide programming experience in C/C++, ideally also with Python and MySQL.
  • Hands-on knowledge in Ethernet transmission methods and network services as well as data acquisition, data transmission and data synchronizing within linked systems.
  • Expertise in design, simulation and test of analogue and digital electronic circuits.
  • Know-how in EMC- and HV-compatible printed circuit board layouts as well as production data generation using an EDA tool (EAGLE and KiCAD would be an asset).
  • Varied experience in merging electronic devices into large-scale electrical systems.
  • Independent, structured way of working with a high level of proactivity and responsibility as well as good team skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, ideally good knowledge of German.


We offer a multifaceted and interesting position within an internationally well-accepted research facility.


The position is limited until 30. April 2027. Salary is as specified in the collective agreement for public employees (TVöD Bund), effective at GSI.


GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position.


Handicapped persons will preferentially be considered when equally qualified.


Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and


Please send your application including the usual documents (CV, references, degree certifications) and a motivation letter, the desired salary, your earliest possible start date and the reference number(22.42-6351) at the latest by 05. June 2022 to:




GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH

Human Resources Department

Planckstrasse 1

64291 Darmstadt




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