Harris Corporation Space Environment Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Space Environment Engineer 2/17/17--MechanicalUSA - IN - Fort Wayne




Job ID: SIS20171702-17259


Space Environment Engineer

Job ID: SIS20171702-17259

Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

Harris' Space and Intelligence Systems seeks a specialty engineer with expertise in space environments to join our growing team. The person in this position will be responsible for supporting the development of electro-optical satellite sub-systems, 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 testing and verification and may include 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. Scope of the effort will include evaluating the effects of radiation, and atomic oxygen.

  • Determine and specify space environments for systems and subsystems.

  • Understand space environments interactions with spacecraft materials, devices and detectors.

  • Evaluate degradation of material and device properties under the influence of space environments.

  • Perform analysis and modeling of designs against expected environments to verify robustness.

  • Assist with requirements analysis and parts selection recommendations

  • Understanding of Total Ionizing Dose, Displacement Damage, and Single Event Effects testing.

  • Plan and execute component testing for TID, SEE, ELDRS, DD.

  • Assist in system SEE error budget and analysis.


  • BS Degree in Physics, engineering or similar technical field with 6+ years of experience (4+ with MS degree) in components and/or reliability and/or space radiation environments or equivalent.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • 2+ years of experience in using one or more radiation transport tools (GEANT4, MCNPX, NOVICE, etc.) to perform radiation and transport analysis.

  • Able to present results and communicate with Customers and Senior ManagementMS with 8 years applicable experience or PhD with 3 years experience. Degree in physics, engineering or similar technical field

  • Experience in planning and execution of RLAT, SEE, ELDRS, and FXR tests on components and subsystems.

  • Knowledge/experience in the effects of radiation, 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. Cold x-ray interaction

  • Knowledge/use of Microsoft Office

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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LocationUSA - IN - Fort Wayne