Electronics Engineer / Physicist for digital and embedded systems

Job Summary

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Number of Positions Available
2 Years
Work Arrangement
In-Person Location(s)


Job Description

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Electronics Engineer / Physicist for digital and embedded systems

Remuneration Group 13 | Limited: 2 years | Starting date: earliest possible | ID: APMA005/2024 | Deadline: 29.05.2024 | Full-time/Part-time | Remote work possible

DESY, with more than 3000 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.

The engineer will become a member of the Electronics Development group at DESY in Zeuthen. As a service provider, the group is developing specialized electronic hardware, firmware and software for the acquisition and processing of scientific data to the scientific projects of DESY. The developed equipment serves experiments in astroparticle and particle physics worldwide, for instance the IceCube detector at the south pole, the CTA telescopes in Chile and La Palma, or the ULTRASAT space mission.

About your role:

  • Development of firmware and software for FPGAs and embedded systems
  • Development and tests of FPGA based systems
  • Development and tests of modern integrated circuits (ASICS, CMOS, etc)
  • Design of digital electronic circuits
  • Participation in the development of complex systems and assemblies for space applications, astroparticle physics, particle and accelerator physics projects
  • Test and debug work of developed boards and systems
  • Further development, construction and testing, integration of existing systems
  • Documentation, publication and presentation of work results

About you:

  • University degree in electrical engineering, physics or equivalent qualification
  • Profound expertise and experience with firmware programming of FPGAs
  • Profound expertise in ECAD tools (such as Mentor Xpedition, Altium Designer)
  • Expertise in the design of digital circuits
  • Expertise in analogue circuit design is an advantage
  • Experience with the full PCB workflow, from schematic capture to layout and design for manufacturing
  • Experience with space applications is an advantage
  • Experience with the design of electronics for space applications is an advantage
  • Experience with common lab equipment (oscilloscopes, power supplies, signal generators, etc...) for PCB tests is an advantage
  • Expertise in low level hardware programming in C/C++ is an advantage
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Good reasons to join:

Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. Respectful cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees are particularly important to us. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work (up to 50%). You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a German job ticket at both locations.

For further information please contact Marek Penno, +49 33762-77275 ([email protected]).

Please submit your complete application documents (letter of motivation, CV and relevant certificates).

We look forward to receiving your application via our application portal:

 Apply now!

DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position.
Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified (sbv.desy.de).

You can find further information here:

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392

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Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 May 03
Application Deadline
2024 May 29
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