Sr. Radiation Effects Engineer at Vector
Huntington Beach, CA, US

With nearly two decades of sub-orbital launch experience and technology development, VECTOR needs your help in taking the next steps to push space boundaries.  

Job Summary

Innovation in space occurs when people have the freedom to imagine and to do. We are looking for other thought leaders in their fields of expertise who also believe in our vision and can work beside us to make this dream a reality. The Senior Radiation Effects Engineer will be responsible for developing the processes, analysis, and testing of electronic piece parts for radiation effects and mitigation.  This role is for a dynamic, self-starting individual with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position located at our facility in Huntington Beach, CA.

A typical day might include the following:

  • Developing system and component level requirements for radiation effects and reliability
  • Developing models of the radiation environment that VECTOR launch vehicles will be exposed to for given missions
  • Developing VECTOR’s process for selecting, analyzing, and testing of electronic piece parts
  • Working with radiation test facilities to coordinate testing
  • Developing test plans for piece part and component testing
  • VECTOR strongly believes in the power of the individual and seeks people who share our passion for innovating, building and flying

This job might be for you if you have these:

  • B.S./M.S./Ph.D in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineer, Physics or previous experience
  • 3 or more years experience analyzing electronic piece parts for radiation effects
  • Experience with radiation effects analysis software such as CRÈME96 or SPENVIS
  • Knowledge and understanding of TID, SEE, ELDRS
  • Ability to develop test plans, plan schedules, and coordinate equipment / facility needs
  • Extremely detail oriented; willing to take on new challenges and work independently
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed

It would be impressive if you also have these:

  • Ability to perform other analysis and testing needs for electronic piece parts and assemblies
  • Experience performing EMI / EMC testing
  • Experience performing other forms of materials testing including UV and atomic oxygen
  • BIG vision to reshape the multi-billion launch market
  • Ability to work as a member of a cross-functional team
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team

Personal Requirements

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ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here. 

VECTOR is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.