Job Desciption:

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration.

We have an exciting opportunity for a EMI/EMC Analysis, Design, Test and Requirements Engineer - Space Exploration Avionics Systems to join our team.

If selected, you will:

  • Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of a group of +45 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers
  • Work with other EMI/EMC engineers in support of the Avionics Division at NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Support EMI/EMC testing performed in the onsite EMI/EMC test chambers on various space-flight electronic hardware systems
  • Work with the Test Director for EMC test projects to develop test criteria and procedures
  • Oversee complete tests, perform tests, reduce the test data, and write the final test reports
  • Write update briefings to management on any significant tests that are performed in the EMI facility
  • Support EMC Test Readiness Reviews, EMI lab management, EMC analyses (analytical and numerical), Preliminary Design Reviews, and Critical Design Reviews
  • Support design engineers with consultation and review of electronic circuitry and cable designs for EMC compliance
  • Support projects in new modeling and simulation techniques for testing hardware
  • Support design engineers in bench top lab EMI assessments
  • Develop correlation equations to estimate pass/fail criteria in onsite EMI chambers
  • Work in a laboratory environment, following standard operating procedures
  • Perform other duties as required


Experience Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and a minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Sound experience with space, military or commercial EMI/EMC design, test planning, execution and mitigation
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in EMI/EMC compliance design and testing per MIL-STD-461 standards
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with of all associated EMI/EMC laboratory test equipment including:
  • Spectrum Analyzers, Radiofrequency (RF) Amplifiers, Signal Generators, EMI Receivers, Antennas, Directional Couplers, and Power Meters
  • Understanding of and ability to specify electronic system test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers, network components etc.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of RF design, circuit theory, and electromagnetic principles including: component and cable shielding, filters, magnetics, microwaves and antennas
  • Experience reviewing schematics, PCB layouts, and mechanical designs for applying electromagnetic design mitigation
  • Ability to create test plans and write test reports per customer requirements
  • iNARTE EMC/EMI engineer certification
  • Experience with filtering, bonding, grounding, and shielding methods for EMI/EMC performance and compliance
  • Experience with analysis tools such as SPICE, Matlab and Simulink, Mathcad, LabVIEW,and other EMI/EMC simulation and analysis tools
  • Experience with generating EMI/EMC Control and Verification Plan
  • Previous experience with NASA spaceflight project development in terms of Space Station Electromagnetic Emission and Susceptibility Requirements
  • Experience in MIL-STD analysis of EMI testing results of Radiated and Conducted emissions and susceptibility
  • Experience in EMI test setups including chamber test Antennas, test electronic equipment, and grounding setup
  • Experience in analysis of corona effects, plasma effects, lightning protection, and bonding and grounding techniques
  • Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment

Certification Requirements: N/A

Education Requirements:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and a minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area

Waiverable/Substitutable: None

Work Type:

OnSite- Houston, Texas

Clearance Requirements:

Public Trust * If you hold a clearance, we will maintain your clearance status, regardless of the type you hold.