MbSolutions Inc
  • 15-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Full Time

401k, Health care, and more


​​The JETS Space Environments team is seeking a Space Environments Engineer to provide systems engineering and multidisciplinary technical analysis/modeling support to the different NASA JSC programs.


  • Provide support to the NASA JSC programs in the definition of natural and induced space environments.
  • Provide systems engineering support to the NASA JSC programs ​in space environments requirements and verification activities, working in concert with NASA civil servants and designated contractors.
  • Evaluate induced environmental hazards between elements or vehicles over the operational life period.
  • Conduct systems engineering trade studies to identify potential risks and mitigations.
  • Develop and update semi-empirical and theoretical models.
  • Analyze/model molecular contamination and transport of contaminants from materials outgassing lunar dust, vacuum venting, and rocket engine thruster plumes onto elements/vehicles.
  • Analyze optical property impacts from molecular contamination with exposure to the orbital environment (ultraviolet radiation, ionizing radiation, and atomic oxygen).
  • Analyze/model plasma effects and spacecraft charging.
  • Analyze/model radiation transport and effects on element hardware.
  • Assess the compatibility of spacecraft hardware with natural and induced space environments.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Requisition Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and a minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • 3 or more years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g., M.S. or Ph.D.).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in Computer Programing.
  • Strong analytical and computational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary field.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Nuclear), Physics, or Chemistry
  • ​​M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering.
  • 5 or more years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. M.S. or Ph.D.).
  • GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Knowledge of natural and induced Space Environments (Cislunar - Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO), Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Geostationary Orbit (GEO), and High Earth Orbit (HEO)).
  • Knowledge of GCR, solar wind/ plasma, CMEs/SEPs, solar irradiance, micrometeoroid, and cislunar gravity models and definitions.
  • Knowledge of lunar dust characteristics and effects.
  • Experience with developing software to implement analytical models.
  • Experience with materials outgassing, molecular transport, thin film deposition, optical property degradation, molecular gas dynamics, and/or multi-phase flows.
  • Experience with hypergolic and Hall Effect thrusters' operation as well as associated plume characteristics.
  • Experience with plasma charging analyses, ionizing radiation analyses, and/or related tools (NASCAP, SPIS, IRI, AE9/AP9, CREME96, SHIELDOSE, ESP/PHYCHIC, etc).
  • Experience with external contamination/molecular deposition analysis codes and/or tools (e.g, Tecplot, NX, HyperWorks, ParaView, Matlab, LS Dyna, etc.)
  • Experience with the Gateway Program, other NASA programs, and/or other space projects.
  • Experience with the LINUX operating system.
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