Group Leader Advanced Electronics (f/m)

European XFEL
July 17 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

For our Advanced Electronics Group we are seeking for a new

Group Leader Advanced Electronics (f/m)

The Position

  • lead the Advanced Electronics Group in managerial, strategic and organizational matters

  • coordinate the identification, selection, development, provision, and installation of high-speed electronics and PLC solutions in the area of beamline monitoring, control and machine safety as well as signal detection of scientific experiments

  • coordinate the developments and maintenance of the FPGA and PLC firmware and frameworks

  • organize the second level support to aid the users of the provided systems

  • drive new developments of cutting-edge technologies to further improve scientific detection possibilities

  • be responsible for reporting, controlling, finances, and manpower resource management

  • interact with an international user community


  • university degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or equivalent

  • experience in running a group in electronics development

  • expertise in the area of high-speed electronics (FPGAs) and PLCs

  • experience in providing hardware / firmware for control and/or data acquisition

  • work experience in the field of photon science facilities is an asset

  • proven management and leadership capabilities

  • highly developed communication skills

For additional information please contact Andreas Schwarz (

Working place will be Schenefeld in the Hamburg metropolitan area.

General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found here.

Reference number: E-163

This appointment is permanent.

Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany. In addition European XFEL provides a non-contributory company pension scheme as well as broad relocation benefits. The European XFEL GmbH intends to achieve a widely international staff. Non-German candidates hired from abroad receive an international allowance.

Handicapped persons will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.

English is the working language, knowledge of German is considered an asset.

Application: Please apply online here and provide a motivation letter next to a CV in English, as well as your work certificates in one single pdf-file.

Deadline: September 30th , 2017

European XFEL GmbH

Holzkoppel 4, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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