Seeking an Electrical Engineer (Radiation Effects Engineer) with expertise in space radiation to join our growing team. The person in this position will be responsible for supporting the development of precision navigation and timing products, and ensuring survivability in the on-orbit environment. This includes all phases of product development from initial architecture and development of interfaces and component requirements thru design, testing and verification, on to production support. Some products may require operational support and on-orbit anomaly resolution. Tasks will include characterization of space environment impacts on system performance, testing and selecting parts, and evaluation of alternative designs for optimum robustness and performance.
Determine and specify space environments for systems, subsystems and components.
Understand space environment interactions with spacecraft components and materials.
Perform analysis and modeling of designs against expected environments to verify robustness.
Assist with requirements analysis and parts selection recommendations (eg. SCD’s, PAR’s).
Apply understanding of Total Ionizing Dose, Displacement Damage, and Single Event Effects
Plan and execute component testing for TID, SEE, DD, Prompt Dose (Flash X-ray).
Prepare test reports, present results and achieve customer approvals.
Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of experience or equivalent.
Active TS/SCI or TS/SSBI security clearance REQUIRED.
Preferred Additional Skills:
MS or PhD degree in physics, engineering or similar technical field preferred
Experience in planning and execution of RLAT, SEE, and FXR tests on components and subsystems
Experience in using one or more radiation transport analysis (eg. GEANT4, MCNPX, NOVICE) or radiation effects testing
Knowledge/experience in the effects of UV and atomic oxygen on materials and components
Experience in analysis, control and mitigation for spacecraft charging
Understanding of NWE and how to interpret/mitigate, i.e. PD upset/transient/latch up/burnout, SGEMP, IEMP, and fission byproducts.
RF domain knowledge
Experience in design and/or analysis of digital and analog circuits
Knowledge/use of Microsoft Office
Knowledge/experience in the effects of radiation on materials and components.
Ability to obtain a security clearance
Able to present results and communicate with Customers and Senior Management