Harris Corporation Lead, Space Survivability Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lead, Space Survivability Engineer 6/18/18EngineeringUSA - IN - Fort Wayne




Job ID: SIS20181806-25315


Space Survivability Engineer

Job Code: SIS20181806-25315

Job Location: Ft. Wayne, IN

Job Description:

Harris' Space and Intelligence Systems seeks a space environments 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.


  • BS Degree in Physics, engineering or similar technical field; or equivalent.

  • 9 years of experience (7 with MS degree) in engineering, components, reliability and/or space radiation environments.

  • 9 years experience in the effects of radiation on materials and components.

  • 9 years experience presenting results and communicateing with Customers and Senior Management.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • MS or PhD degree in physics, engineering or similar technical field.

  • 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.

Please be aware many of our positions require 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