EEE Component Radiation Effects Engineer – ESTEC

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Terma [21-74276]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

For our customer, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are seeking an experienced EEE Component Radiation Effects Engineer to work at ESA’s ESTEC site in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.


You will be assigned to ESA/ESTEC’s Space Component Evaluation and Radiation Effects Section within the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality.
As ‘Radiation Effects Engineer’ you will report to the Head of the Section. The main duties include:

  • Providing support to the Agency’s Projects in the field of EEE component Radiation Hardness Assurance.
  • Preparing and conducting radiation tests campaigns including developing test set-up and subsequent data analysis, with emphasis on Total Ionising Dose (TID), Displacement Damage (DD) and Single Event Effect (SEE), on EEE components, test structures and materials in support of Agency’s projects, studies, evaluation, qualification or radiation hardening activities.
  • Defining relevant radiation studies, experimental and development activities (also including in- flight component radiation characterization experiments); to initiate and manage such activities implemented under ESA contracts.
  • Supporting the section’s standardisation activities, particularly those involving general Radiation Hardness Assurance procedures, irradiation test guidelines (SEE, TID and Displacement Damage), modelling and simulation issues.
  • Conducting simulations of radiation effects in components and materials using suitable device physics-based SW-tools and to produce new or improve existing models;
  • Coordinating such activities with internal and external partners and promoting the results achieved in the form of publications, presentations, and training to be provided.

This is a full-time position located at ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
The requested start of work is August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The successful candidate shall have:

  • A Master’s degree in or equivalent qualification in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or (solid state) Physics.
  • At least 4 years professional experience including substantial experience in the field of radiation effects on semiconductor components and all aspects of irradiation testing.
  • Experience in SEE rate prediction tools and have sufficient knowledge of the space environment to correctly employ these tools.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with shielding analysis tools (sectoring and 3D MonteCarlo based), device physics simulation tools, modern programming techniques, modelling and simulation of radiation effects on EEE components for radiation hardening and software engineering practices.
  • Basic knowledge of component engineering and product assurance principles and modelling / simulation of radiation effects on EEE components for radiation hardening.


  • Prior experience as Radiation Worker with radiation test experience.

What can Terma Offer?
At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.
Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Support on re-location (if applicable)

Recruitment is depending on successful selection by the customer.
Additional information
To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the ‘Apply’ link below. Include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter highlighting your background and expertise as well as earliest date of availability: 
For further information, please contact Mr. Simon Mills
by telephone [+31 6 2326 2398] or by email [recruitment.nl@terma.com].
Closing date: August 3rd 2021
Please note the following Legal & Security requirements:

  • Applicants must hold all appropriate permits to work in the EU.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of their ID/passport and degree/higher education certificate. Terma will validate the certificate with the issuing authority.
  • In line with ESA security requirements, an official Certificate of Good Conduct (or equivalent) and employment reference checks will be required at commencement of employment. Please attach a copy of any reference letters with your application if you have them.


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