Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Engineer
- Design rockets, spacecraft, and satellites for electromagnetic compatibility
- Set requirements and ensure that designs meet EMI/EMC requirements
- Interface with, coach, and set requirements with various design teams all around the company
- Perform electromagnetic interference design and troubleshooting analysis
- Perform analysis and design relating to: circuit grounding architectures, circuit transient protection, structural bonding, circuit isolation, transfer impedance, shielding effectiveness, effects of radiated/conducted emissions & susceptibility, near field/far field electric fields, welding, corona, computational electromagnetics, effects of space plasma, lightning, surface/bulk/triboelectric charging, etc.
- Design and perform tests to validate the analyses and designs from the previous bullet
- Write documents and control plans as needed
- Troubleshoot EMI events from system to board level
- Operate a variety of EMI, RF, and electronics test equipment
- Independently perform verifications and document results in a clear, precise, and complete manner
- Support Engineering Management with confidence; think creatively -- question the status quo, while following documentation and maintaining prescribed quality standards.
- Minimum of 1-2 years’ technical experience working with E3/EMI/EMC design
- Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering, physics or other engineering discipline
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or other technical areas of study
- Knowledge of EMI/EMC requirements and testing. This includes: grounding, bonding, shielding, design for low radiated emissions, lightning, electromagnetic field coupling, Ohm's law, Maxwell's equations, boundary conditions, image charge/current, lumped element modeling, effects of space plasma, welding, corona, charging, and arc discharge
- Knowledge of materials and their electrical properties including paint, anodize, magnaplate, nickel plate, alodine, surface finish, electrical conductivity, volume resistivity, surface resistance
- Experience with both conducted and radiated EMI/EMC analysis
- Experience with reading, interpreting and following: Circuit schematics, PCB layouts, engineering drawings, BOMs, cable harnesses, wiring schematics, interface diagrams, layout drawings, mechanical drawings and CAD software
- Demonstrated experience troubleshooting EMI events from system to board level
- Demonstrated experience with MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, DO-160, SSP 30237, SSP 30238, NASA-HDBK-4001, NASA-STD-4003 documentation
- Strong knowledge of plasma/space physics, dielectric breakdown, RF principals, RF engineering
- Experience preferred in fast-paced work environment with flight hardware
- Able to adapt to constantly changing work assignments
- Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy
- Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with Engineering and Production
- Able to work extended hours and weekends as needed
- Able to travel for short and extended trips as needed
- 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 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.