Sr. Radiation Effects Engineer

Louisville, CO - Centennial, CO, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Are you ready to unleash your technical creativity? Dream, Innovate, Inspire and Empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination! Electrical engineers at Sierra Space research, design, develop, test, certify, deploy and improve cutting edge products and services. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll conceptualize and design new products and processes throughout the product lifecycle from analog and digital electronic circuit card assemblies to fully integrated systems.

Sierra Space-based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FLβ€”designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

As a Radiation Effects Engineer at Sierra Space, you will play an essential role in realizing our vision to create a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets as part of the new space economy. Come Dream, Innovate, Inspire and Empower with us!

Applicants for this position should have previous space industry experience and an in-depth technical background related to the Radiation Engineering, or Survivability Engineering function. This position includes a unique opportunity to establish the Radiation Engineering technical function internally at Sierra Space. In addition to the relevant technical engineering background, the successful candidate will also need to possess project management and strong people skills in order to be successful.


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools
  • Progressive experience working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams


  • Experience evaluating susceptibility of electronic systems, hardware components and electronic devices to the natural space radiation environment and recommending techniques for mitigation based on design for radiation tolerance techniques.
  • Solid understanding of radiation analyses software tools and their use in defining and modeling the radiation environment.
  • Experience with materials and electronics radiation testing for both cumulative and transient degradation.
  • Experienced with statistical data analyses and error rate estimation methodologies used to support error rate determination and hardware systems reliability.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate environmental definitions and radiation technical requirements at program onset.
  • Familiarity with radiation assessment and mitigation strategies as related to human safety and on-board crew.
  • Experience with electrical subsystems and electrical circuit analyses for the purposes of implementing mitigations for radiation tolerance
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances.

Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Rarely exposed to loud noises

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:Β 

$120,552.10 - $180,828.15

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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