Non-Destructive Evaluation Engineer (NDE)

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Microelectronics, Engineer, Python
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.


The Microelectronics Technology Department (MTD) at The Aerospace Corporation conducts basic and applied research in microelectronic and optoelectronic devices for space applications, and provides technical support to national security space programs in these areas. The MTD is seeking a Non-Destructive Evaluation Engineer (NDE) to support investigations of microelectronics reliability and physics of failure in advanced devices, materials, and processes for space applications.

S/he will perform materials and device characterization to identify root cause of failure by various techniques including x-ray computed tomography and scanning electron microscopy. The staff member will apply and develop software tools for data and image analysis of x-ray computed tomography data and to enhance perceptivity of failures and anomalies in devices. S/he must also exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and desire to work in an environment requiring self-motivation and independence as well as project leadership and teamwork.

Key Functions
  • Conduct innovative basic and applied research in non-destructive fault isolation and reverse engineering of electronic devices
  • Develop tools for data and image analysis
  • Collect and interpret x-ray tomography data
  • Provide responsive technical support to national security space programs on problems
  • Present results internally and at scientific meetings


  • Bachelors in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, or material science
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical personnel via oral and written forms
  • Deep understanding of x-ray imaging and tomogram reconstruction
  • Understanding of materials and device characterization techniques including scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam analysis
  • Understanding of computational analysis techniques for image and tomography analysis
  • Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10%
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

  • Advanced degree in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, or material science
  • Minimum 12+ years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of electronic device packaging and fabrication
  • Knowledge of semiconductor physics and semiconductor failure analysis
  • Proficient in MATLAB, C/C++, and/or Python

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R000323
Originally Posted : 6 months ago

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