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CACI International Senior Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference / Compatibility System Engineer in Houston, Texas

Senior Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference / Compatibility System 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

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI is looking for senior Space Vehicle Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) / Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) System 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 vehicles, e.g., commercial Low Earth Orbit space stations, lunar landers, pressurized lunar rovers, next gen space suits, based on specific experience in the EMI / EMC field. The selected candidates will serve as an EMI Systems Engineer to define, plan, assess, and analyze EMI/EMC requirements on a variety of human spaceflight vehicles. Other assignments may include analyses of EMI/EMC of space vehicles or human space systems.

A primary assignment will focus on the development of program and project level systems requirements pertaining to EMI/EMC as well as high level planning and definition of EMI tests of spacecraft systems. New members of the team 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.

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:

Job responsibilities, depending on the individual’s experience, will include:

  • Participating in life cycle design reviews such as system design reviews (SDR), preliminary design reviews (PDR), and critical design reviews (CDR) as well as test readiness reviews. Develop review documentation as needed.

  • Providing technical leadership and domain expertise for investigating EMC test discrepancies, anomalies, as well as failure investigations of electronic, communications, and RF system components and subsystems in the context of human spaceflight tests and missions.

  • Evaluating electromagnetic test results to determine the impacts of non-conformances and provide program-level expertise on advice concerning requirement waivers, tailoring, or other requirement exceptions.

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

  • Participating in architecture trade studies as well as detailed analyses of commercial spacecraft vehicles.

  • Working with outside organizations including other NASA centers, commercial test laboratories, vendors, and other suppliers.

  • Assisting with the design, implementation, and operation of EMI test facilities.

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

  • Mentoring and assisting younger team members with technical growth.

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 15 years of EMI/EMC design/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.

  • Deep knowledge of electromagnetic physics, coupling methods, and effects applicable to aerospace vehicles.

  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-461 (or equivalent) EMI/EMC tests such as conducted susceptibility (CS), conducted emissions (CE), radiated susceptibility (RS), and radiated emissions (RE).

  • Previous experience with computational solvers.

  • Knowledge of EMI / EMC requirements and test methodology.

  • 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.

  • Aerospace industry experience

  • 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.

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