Development Engineer

Malibu, CA

Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 


We are seeking a motivated and organized Development Engineer to join an existing integrated multi-disciplinary engineering team building advanced cryogenic test systems in support of HRL’s world-leading silicon quantum dot technologies.

This individual will be responsible for the development, integration, assembly, operation and maintenance of a wide variety of specialized electrical and mechanical systems and components. The ideal candidate will be creative, hands on, and employ best practices in configuration management and inventory control.


  • Operate electronic test equipment to verify, evaluate, and troubleshoot instrumentation systems and components.
  • Provide design guidance to mechanical engineers and perform integration and test of mechanical assemblies.
  • Design fixtures, assembly aids, and small support equipment.
  • Use hand tools to perform integration and assembly tasks.
  • Produce engineering documentation including process instructions, block diagrams, netlists, schematic diagrams, low level drawings, and bills of materials.
  • Perform laboratory layout and movement of systems and equipment.


  • 5+ years of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment involving electrical and mechanical assembly, packaging, integration, test, and troubleshooting.
  • Must be able to read, generate, and understand engineering drawings, bills of materials, schematic diagrams, and assembly/process instructions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Visio and CAD software (SolidWorks is preferred).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate safely in a laboratory environment.
  • Ability to lift moderate sized test equipment and climb ladders and scaffolding.


BS or EET degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related discipline.


U.S. Citizenship is required. Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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