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Research Engineer - Sr. Research Engineer - Space technologies - Boulder, Colorado

Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Who We Are:

Join the team that is building NASA science missions in a multidisciplinary environment. Our team develops state of the art instruments and missions to answer the most challenging science questions.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Participate in the design, assembly, test, and operational deployment of remote sensing spaceflight instrumentation.
  • Support the design, development, testing, and deployment of photodetectors used in various types of spaceflight instrumentation employing response across multiple different wavelength bands that include UV, visible, and near IR.
  • Support proposals to a variety of clients.
  • Serve as a reviewer as need for engineering reviews.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Develop detector and instrument test programs and analyze the results of instrument testing at both the component and system level.
  • Design detector and instrument systems for spaceflight remote sensing instrumentation.
  • Support integration of instrument systems into spacecraft and/or larger units.
  • Conduct internal research and development of spaceflight instrumentation including detectors, electronics, optical systems, power supplies, and command and data handling systems.


  • Requires a Masters degree with a 3.00 GPA in Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering Degree
  • 1 year : Electrical or Aerospace engineering experience, directly related graduate work may be considered in lieu of some experience
  • Spaceflight hardware development
  • Optical instrument development and test
  • Spaceflight Detector system development with experience in UV, visible, and/or near IR passpands
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

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