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CACI International Senior Aerospace Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference / Compatibility Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas

Senior Aerospace Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference / Compatibility Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI is looking for experienced Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) / Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Engineers to join the EMI / EMC Test and Analysis Team at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

Strong candidates will have academic backgrounds in a related field with significant professional experience in electromagnetics. As a member of the EMI / EMC team technical staff, engineers will support a variety of current and future space vehicle assignments based on specific experience in the EMI / EMC field. New members of the team may serve as an EMI test director to plan and execute EMI tests for current, e.g., Orion, and future, e.g., Lunar Gateway, aerospace vehicles and systems. Other team members may be focused on electromagnetic-related analyses of space vehicles or systems for EMC compliance.

Team members will participate in the definition, analysis, and test verification of EMI / EMC requirements for current and future space vehicles; analyses of electrical circuits for EMC, including grounding and shielding assessments; and the execution of electric and magnetic field measurements.

What You’ll Get to Do:

This position requires a self-motivated, capable person with strong verbal and written communication skills. In addition to outstanding academic performance, the individual must be very people savvy, have strong customer relationship skills, possess a positive team-player attitude, be flexible and willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities as they arise, and be an articulate speaker able to communicate complex technical ideas in a convincing manner. The individual must share our passion for our Nation's Space Program and share in the excitement of developing the next generation of human-rated space vehicles.

More About the Role:

  • Participating in design activities related to or impacted by electromagnetic environmental effects and making recommendations for action on highly complex technical problems.

  • Participating in design reviews, customer acceptance reviews, test readiness reviews, and other program reviews. Develop review documentation, as needed.

  • Preparing test plans and procedures for evaluation of hardware components and systems for EMC compliance for both susceptibility and emissions. Assist in testing for electrostatic discharge susceptibility and magnetic field strength testing.

  • Investigating EMC test discrepancies and anomalies, and performing failure investigations of electronic, communications, and RF system components and subsystems.

  • Evaluating electromagnetic test results to determine the impacts of non-conformances.

  • Participating in design activities related to or impacted by electromagnetic environmental effects and making recommendations for action on highly complex technical problems.

  • Performing electromagnetic analyses using software tools such as MathCad or MATLAB.

  • Performing data reduction of complex electromagnetic and radio frequency (RF) analyses, and signal integrity assessments.

  • Assisting with the design, implementation, and operation of the EMI Test Laboratory.

  • Assisting with the overall EMI Test Laboratory operating plans which include detailed schedules, consulting with customers and supporting information relative to EMI test operations.

  • Evaluating the EMI performance of electrical and electronic systems and developing design change or tailoring recommendations.

  • Evaluating electrical and electronic systems Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) specifications, test plans, and test procedures.

This work takes place at NASA/JSC in Houston, TX, a highly stimulating and dynamic environment that is critical in human space flight and the space exploration initiative.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident for access to USG facilities.

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, or Physics, or related disciplines with a focus on electromagnetics.

  • Minimum of 8 to 15 years of EMI/EMC design and test experience involving circuit theory and electromagnetic theories including Radio Frequency (RF) design, cable shielding, magnetics, antennas, and filters. Experience exceeding the minimum is valued.

  • Knowledge of performing EMI/EMC tests such as conducted susceptibility, conducted emissions, radiated susceptibility and radiated emissions.

  • Knowledge of EMI / EMC requirements and test methodology.

  • Familiarization with EMC receivers and spectrum analyzers.

  • Basic knowledge of and experience with Labview or TILE.

  • Must be flexible, open to new challenges in a dynamic environment, and possess strong technical expertise combined with strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision.

  • Must be a highly responsible, team-oriented individual with strong work ethic.

  • Must have highly developed coordination and organization skills.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • M.S. or Ph. D. in Physics or Electrical Engineering with thesis in electromagnetics, with significant professional work experience in the field.

  • Experience with Pspice analytical tool.

  • INARTE Certification.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As directed by Executive Order 14042, all current and newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 and provide proof of vaccination, except where they are legally entitled to an exemption/accommodation.