Our client is seeking a Electronics Design Engineer - Radiation Survivability Engineer for xEVA Space Projects
to join their team as they take on new challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration.
location: Houston, Texas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
- Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 40 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers.
- Work directly with or as a Team Lead and associated Electrical Engineers on a given project.
- Support new designs from conception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational test and deployment.
- Provide design support and guidance in various aspects of Electronics System Development. - Be familiar with NASA specifications for Electronics Component development.
- Develop component test stand architectures for various components.
- Design and generate electrical component and lab instrumentation test system designs.
- Develop and or modify LabVIEW code for various test systems.
- Develop detailed test verification procedures.
- Work with electrical and mechanical technicians to build and test designed systems.
- Develop and test various breakout boxes and digital/analog sensor emulation systems.
- Perform electrical evaluation/selection of instrumentation (pressure transducers, flow meters, pumps, fans, RTDs, Thermocouples, etc.)
- Troubleshoot and repair existing test systems.
- Conduct analog and digital printed circuit board design for various application needs. - Develop test software modules to perform specific tests.
- Work with eCAD designer to develop printed circuit board designs.
- Work in a laboratory environment, following standard operating procedures.
- A range of candidates will be considered according to years of experience and level of education in Engineering - Minimum BS degree in Engineering
- B ackground in electrical engineering / physics.
- Familiarity with fundamental semiconductor physics and understanding of electronic circuits.
- Working knowledge of semiconductor electronic, electro-mechanical, and electro-optical piece-parts functionality.
- Ability to reduce and present test data.
- Inquiring and analytic mind able to handle ambiguities inherent to stochastic and deterministic effects analysis.
- The position requires occasional travel and non-standard work schedule for radiation testing.
- Radiation survivability test and analysis experience is strongly desired.
- Circuit simulation / transient analyses.
- Understanding of the space ionizing radiation environment.
- Understanding of electronic semiconductor device physics and space ionizing radiation effects on electronic components (SEE, TID, DDD).
- Familiarity with heavy ion and proton test facilities.
- Familiarity with space radiation analysis software such as CREME96, SPENVIS, IRENE.
- Familiarity with EEE and Electro-optical Parts NASA processes.
- Prior experience with electrical schematic entry and printed circuit board layout tools such as Altium Designer.
- Familiarity with electronics testing and instrumentation including oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers and data acquisition.
- Ability to communicate effectively with circuit design engineers and radiation physicists, write test plans and test and analysis reports.
- Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS OneNote, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook. - Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
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