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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Radiation Effects Engineer

Job Location US-AL-Huntsville
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/10/2024 4:37 PM)
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 2,000+ employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

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Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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The Contested Environments System Analysis group is seeking a Radiation Effects Engineer to support hostile and natural space radiation analysis in support of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). He or she will be integrated in the MDA Survivability Knowledge Center (SvKC).

The Radiation Effects Engineer will serve as an interface between Draper and the MDA, and so must have experience managing customer interactions. Candidates are also expected to have experience with radiation environment definition, effects of radiation on electronic systems, and probability of survival analysis.

The candidate will be expected to work effectively across multiple teams including engineers from various organizations and disciplines. An understanding of the Systems Engineering process, electrical design, and missile / interceptor analysis is required for this position.

The candidate must be on-site at least 50% of the time at the Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, AL, and will be based out of Draper’s Huntsville, AL Campus.


Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a BS and 3+ years of experience, or an M.S. with a degree in electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, physics, or a related field. Required skills include:

  • Experience evaluating electronic systems for radiation effects vulnerabilities, including single event effects and dose rate effects
  • Experience with defining radiation environments based on trajectory and engagement scenarios
  • Ability to generate Failure Mode Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and Single Event Effects Criticality Analysis (SEECA) for existing designs
  • Familiar with radiation hardening design, testing, and qualification


  • Familiarity with radiation transport tools such as MCNP
  • Familiarity with environment definition tools such as ASSIST, FAB4DA, and SPIET-D
  • Conduct Probability of Success (Ps) analysis for parts including use of Weibull curves for SEE

This applicant must possess at least a Secret (L) Security Clearance which requires US citizenship; Top Secret (Q) Clearance is preferred.



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