Survivability Engineer (Radiation Effects)

El Segundo, CA
Full Time
Systems Engineering
Entry Level

Company Overview:
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company delivers affordable, high-performance space systems for exacting customers. At Millennium, you will be part of a close-knit team working on exciting technological problems. We work in an open environment where ideas are shared across all disciplines, and there are ample opportunities for advancement based on excellence. Superstars are welcome. 

At Millennium, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Job Summary:
The Survivability Engineer will derive radiation environments and apply those models toward defining and refining requirements, mission risk profiles and CONOPS decisions, while supporting electronic part selection with timely reviews, test execution and information exchanges. You will represent the radiation effects discipline inside Millennium as a subject matter expert and ambassador. Through test results, analyses and recommendations based on sound engineering judgement, you'll support numerous programs and every product to make on-time and on schedule deliveries. You will play a vital role to improve the lifetime and capabilities of Millennium's products and vehicles with innovative radiation effects test and analysis. You will make an immediate impact by driving mission design through detailed environment modeling, transport simulations of radiation through materials, event rate calculations and availability impact assessments. The Survivability Engineer will grow awareness of the critical role radiation effects plays in the overall success of Millennium Space Systems! 

This position's internal job code is Systems Engineer. Our team is currently hiring for a level 2.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Derive radiation environments for specific mission profiles using CREME96, OMERE, SPENVIS or similar tools
  • Evaluate customer radiation requirements for Total Ionizing Dose and Single Event Effects
  • Assist with evaluation of electronic parts for new and existing designs
  • Develop radiation effects test plans
  • Coordinate test hardware procurement
  • Lead and assist with construction of test set ups
  • Travel to test sites, as needed (10%)
  • Analyze test data for radiation effects
  • Support Program, Product, and Systems engineering with results and analysis
  • Support trade studies at the program and product level

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Physics or Electrical Engineering with 1-6 years relevant experience or Master or PhD within a relevant research field
  • Ability to read, analyze and create schematics
  • Ability to use typical laboratory equipment (power supplies, oscilloscopes, DAQs, ect)
  • Ability to solder electrical components
  • Experience with Python, MATLAB or similar systems for data analysis and/or test automation
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Exceptional ability to create and maintain professional relationships in and outside of Millennium Space Systems
  • Impeccable ability to distill and share relevant information with colleagues and customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Test or analysis experience with radiation effects in microelectronics
  • Experience with CREME96, OMERE, and/or SPENVIS
  • Experience with LabVIEW
  • Test circuit design and assembly experience
  • Electrical circuit simulation with LTSPICE or similar software
  • Experience with Raspberry Pi and/or Arduino for remote operations
  • Active TS/SCI 

Physical Demands of the Work Environment:

  • Office environment.
  • Stairs
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only of what is reasonably expected to be paid for the position. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary Pay-Range:

  • Level 2: $87,550 - $128,750

Benefits and Perks:
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing Company offers a very competitive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, and 401k plan. 

Before applying, please note:
Millennium is DDTC-registered, ITAR-compliant Company. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Applicants MUST be U.S. citizens and eligible for a security clearance. Additionally, applicants must be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage veterans, disabled veterans and disabled individuals to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified.

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