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Jacobs Electronics Design Engineer - Radiation Survivability Engineer for xEVA Space Projects in Houston, Texas

Electronics Design Engineer - Radiation Survivability Engineer for xEVA Space Projects


Are you passionate about human spaceexploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with adynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we needyou!

We need your commitment, teamwork,and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over theglobe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds tohelp us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality oflife of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and weneed you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deepspace exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutionsprovider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significantrole to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of everyhuman spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orionspacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, theorbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back andforth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep spaceexploration. From critical systems onthe ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanceddevelopment for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of thefoundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC,the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samplesreturned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbitaldebris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of theorigins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of ourteam!

We are currently in need of an Electronics Design Engineer - Radiation Survivability Engineer for xEVA Space Projects to join our team with ERC, Inc. , a Teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

As an Electronics Design Engineer - Radiation Survivability Engineer for xEVA Space Projects you will:

  • Report directly to theElectronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 40 otherElectronics and Electrical Engineers.

  • Work directly with or asa Team Lead and associated Electrical Engineers on a given project.

  • Support new designs fromconception, analysis, and manufacturing, through to operational test anddeployment.

  • Provide design supportand guidance in various aspects of Electronics System Development. - Befamiliar with NASA specifications for Electronics Component development.

  • Develop component teststand architectures for various components.

  • Design and generateelectrical component and lab instrumentation test system designs.

  • Develop and or modifyLabVIEW code for various test systems.

  • Develop detailed testverification procedures.

  • Work with electrical andmechanical technicians to build and test designed systems.

  • Develop and test variousbreakout boxes and digital/analog sensor emulation systems.

  • Perform electricalevaluation/selection of instrumentation (pressure transducers, flow meters,pumps, fans, RTDs, Thermocouples, etc.)

  • Troubleshoot and repairexisting test systems.

  • Conduct analog anddigital printed circuit board design for various application needs. - Developtest software modules to perform specific tests.

  • Work with eCAD designerto develop printed circuit board designs.

  • Work in a laboratoryenvironment, following standard operating procedures.

  • Perform other duties asrequired.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

This position is posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in engineeringfrom an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineeringexperience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4)years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accreditedengineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.

  • Background in electricalengineering / physics.

  • Familiarity withfundamental semiconductor physics and understanding of electronic circuits.

  • Working knowledge ofsemiconductor electronic, electro-mechanical, and electro-optical piece-partsfunctionality.

  • Ability to reduce andpresent test data.

  • Inquiring and analyticmind able to handle ambiguities inherent to stochastic and deterministiceffects analysis.

  • Interest and ability toperform in a dynamic engineering field, and absorb science and technicalpublication data into daily practice and process development.

  • The position requiresoccasional travel and non-standard work schedule for radiation testing.


  • Radiation survivabilitytest and analysis experience is strongly desired.

  • Circuit simulation /transient analyses.

  • Understanding of thespace ionizing radiation environment.

  • Understanding ofelectronic semiconductor device physics and space ionizing radiation effects onelectronic components (SEE, TID, DDD).

  • Familiarity with heavyion and proton test facilities.

  • Familiarity with spaceradiation analysis software such as CREME96, SPENVIS, IRENE.

  • Familiarity with EEE andElectro-optical Parts NASA processes.

  • Prior experience withelectrical schematic entry and printed circuit board layout tools such asAltium Designer.

  • Familiarity withelectronics testing and instrumentation including oscilloscopes, multi-meters,logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies,power analyzers and data acquisition.

  • Ability to workeffectively both independently and as part of the team.

  • Ability to communicateeffectively with circuit design engineers and radiation physicists, write testplans and test and analysis reports.

  • Proficient in MS Officeprograms, particularly MS OneNote, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word andOutlook. - Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability towork in a team environment.

Why Workon Our Team?

For moreinformation on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please clickon the links below:

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Inaddition to exciting career opportunities we also offer:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental, and vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S.government background investigation.

Management has the prerogative to select at any level forwhich this position has been advertised.

Come join our team and be part ofour future - we look forward to seeing you!

  • Pleasevisit our career page at: www.wehavespaceforyou.com .

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, butcan involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). Mayrequire lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peakperiods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professionalbehavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose asafety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: AER00054V