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Space Radiation Survivability Systems Engineer

Dulles, VA
Engineering and Sciences

Job Description

Job ID: JJM20181804-45185

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Job Summary

Systems Engineer will play a key role in support of new and existing spacecraft development efforts within the Specialty Engineering group. Must be proficient in radiation effects and survivability engineering design and test methodologies required to field systems that are compatible with the natural space radiation environment.  Projects will require experience in total ionizing dose, displacement damage dose, and single effects environments, including GCR and SEP Heavy Ion and Proton SEE rate prediction, as well as experience in parts and systems testing for TID, DDD, and SEE, across a broad spectrum of energies.  Must have experience with charged particle environment model synthesis, radiation transport calculations, mitigation strategies for radiation effects, and radiation effects on EEE parts - direct test experience is preferred.  Knowledge of non-ionizing radiation effects, particularly in the area of spacecraft charging, is desired.  Knowledge of dose rate effects on components and systems is desired.

Create and manage system requirements, specifications and the requirements verification data base. Negotiate requirements with the customer. Plan the verification program. Perform System Analysis. Implement changes to system and subsystem architecture models and run existing models and simulations to assess system performance. Provide SE guidance to the team.


Requires BS in Engineering & two years or Masters in Engineering & two years or PhD in Engineering & two years.

 Degree in Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or related field.

Active TS/TCI Clearance required.

Ability to work in a team environment, and travel occasionally (approx. 20%).

Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to customer community.

Ability to solve problems, analyze test results, drive tasks to completion.

Experience performing requirements flowdown through specifications.

Experience writing and executing test procedures.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 1-3 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space