Radiation Effect Engineer - Space Flight Hardware

US - AZ - Mesa, US - AZ - Phoenix, US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - San Diego, US - FL - Melbourne, US - FL - Tampa, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - MD - Germantown, US - NY - Remote, US - Remote Ref #9506 28-Jul-2021

Job Description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act fearlessly, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Job Responsibilities

As an experienced radiation effects engineer you will be responsible for analyzing customer requirements, flowing requirements down to the module level, evaluating components for radiation effects, devising test plans and procedures to qualify parts, performing radiation testing and managing radiation effects sub-contractors. Responsibilities include but limited to:

  • Working with customer to determine requirements
  • Conduct radiation analysis
  • Develop radiation test plans and procedures
  • Coordinate radiation testing with labs and universities
  • Conduct radiation testing and write test reports
  • Present analysis and test results to internal and external customers
  • Working with engineers on parts selection
  • Support proposals
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • 10+ years of radiation effects experience 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with little supervision. 
  • Team-oriented with strong communication skills and work ethic
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • US Government position. 
  • US Citizenship required 
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


  • Master of Science in Engineering
  • Experience with FASTRAD radiation analysis tool
  • Experience working in a new product development environment
  • Experience with radiation effects of space flight hardware
  • Experience with RF module, test equipment, and components
  • Self directed but good working in a team
  • Desire to expand their skills to support other roles survivability roles such as EMI and ESD
  • Security clearance is a plus


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If the Federal Executive Order for Government Contractors becomes effective, this role may require vaccination.  In such instance, absent an approved accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, employees in this role will be required to be fully vaccinated no later than applicable deadlines, which are unknown at this point.  Viasat will strive to give individuals as much notice as practicable if a vaccine mandate becomes applicable to this role.

Additional Requirements and Information

Minimum Education
BA/BS or equivalent experience
Years of Experience
Up to 10%
US Citizenship Required
Worker Classification
At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. For Colorado-based jobs only: The minimum for this position is $151,950 annually; however, base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Additional cash or stock incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.  Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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