Space Radiation Effects Subject Matter Expert

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Space Radiation Effects Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join a diverse, highly-skilled team to create unique solutions for complex problems involving space systems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective intelligence, engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

In anticipation of NASA awarding the Human Landing System (HLS) Option A contract in the near future, Dynetics Space System Division is seeking qualified engineers and analysts to support NASA programs; including the history-making Human Landing System that will put the first woman and next man on the Moon. We are seeking project engineers, systems engineers, test engineers, electrical/mechanical engineers, stress/structural engineers and analysts to join a diverse team in support of the development of a Human Lander System that will take us back to the surface of the Moon by 2024.

The successful SME will support the Dynetics Space Division in the development of a human lander system and support equipment, primarily responsible for the analysis and testing of subsystem electrical/electronic components for the radiation environments anticipated during transit to the moon and during lunar surface operations. The radiation SME will interface with all technical disciplines in a team environment to support natural radiation environment related tasks, focusing on Single Event Effects at the piece part, unit, and system level. Recommendations for effects mitigation is anticipated to be provided by the SME via technical reports and presentations. Participation, with a possible lead role, on the radiation hardness assurance and parts control boards is expected.

The position requires use of electrical computer aided design software, professional trade knowledge in the science of electrical engineering, and other analysis tools to produce electrical designs, analysis, and flight article documentation. This includes collecting data to determine supplier capabilities and in supporting the development of statements of work. Candidate will work in a team environment to support conceptual design through product implementation, and should be able to lead engineering design disposition on all documentation discrepancies.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics from an ABET-accredited university. Candidates with Masters and PhD Degrees are encouraged to apply, with degree level substitution for direct industry work experience.

Candidate must have 10+ years direct experience in role as detailed above with an engineering company or system integrator where design, testing, and/or modification of aerospace systems was involved.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • NASA spaceflight programs
  • Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision

· Previous work experience in radiation effects including modeling, testing, and/or analysis

Lead engineer on Total Ionizing Dose (TID) and Single Event Effect (SEE) part and technology characterization and qualification efforts, including SEE testing, as well as heavy-ion and proton beam testing at national laboratory facilities

· Experience in using one or more radiation computational simulation tools (eg. GEANT4, MCNPX, NOVICE, SpaceRad, FASTRAD or CRÈME)

· Ensure that unit and system level designs appropriately consider radiation-related effects such as total dose, displacement damage, single event effects, etc.

· Work with other subsystem IPT leads, CEs, and vendor as radiation SME

· Perform and document unit and vehicle level analyses. Plan and conduct testing to support design and verify compliance with radiation-related requirements.

· Proficiency with avionics hardware spanning integrated circuits, PCBA boards, sensors/transducers, functional troubleshooting and defect detection

· Proficiency with hardware blueprints/schematics and circuit functions based on designs

· Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality

· Radiation dose safety training

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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