Computational Plasma Engineer

Number of employees

100

Everett, WA, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-15

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy. Our vision is a world with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity for everyone. Currently, we are scaling up our latest plasma accelerator prototype to make our vision a reality.

We’re hiring brilliant scientists, engineers, and builders passionate about developing world-changing technologies. If that sounds like you, check out our open positions. 

We are building something never done before.

Helion is a fusion power company based in Everett, WA, with the mission to build the world’s first fusion power plant, enabling a future with unlimited clean electricity.

We are a team of engineers, scientists, and makers that believe fusion energy can solve climate change on a global scale and ensure energy independence while making electricity more affordable than ever before.

Now is a great time to join Helion! Bring your skills, experiences, and determination to make a difference in the world. Together, we can make a future with unlimited clean electricity from fusion a reality!

What You Will Be Doing:

Helion is hiring a Computational Plasma Engineer. You will communicate with engineers and scientists on wide range of topics including plasma physics; magnetic field diffusion and eddy currents; circuit response and coupling; and structural mechanics. You will report to our Director of Research at our Everett, WA office.

You Will:

  • Run our internal MHD code, to simulate FRC dynamics for wide range of simulation conditions, from the initial simulation setup to the postprocessing of the results

  • Calculate FRC dynamics, circuit response, and magnetic loads to help develop our fusion generators

  • Perform analysis related to interpreting experimental measurements by reproducing the experimental conditions with Cygnus

  • Learn from the experts to expand your technical skillset and domain knowledge

  • Communicate simulation results and findings with accuracy and rigor to both scientists and engineers by preparing reports, presentations, and graphics

Required Skills:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Physics, engineering, or related field of study with a emphasis in magnetics (a semester with Jackson or a similar text in classical electrodynamics)

  • An understanding of magnetic field diffusion and eddy currents

  • Ability to understand FRC physics

  • Write scripts to analyze output, parse files, and create plots in a common coding language (e.g. MATLAB, Fortran, C, Python, etc.)

  • Previous MATLAB and Fortran experience

  • Some experience using or writing computer simulation tools for circuit dynamics, fluid dynamics, transient magnetics, or plasma dynamics

The pay range for this position is $90k-145k. This pay range may be inclusive of several career levels and will be narrowed based on several factors, including the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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Benefits:

  • 13 company-wide holidays

  • 31 days of PTO (10 sick and 21 vacation days)

  • Up to 5% employer 401K contribution matching

  • Equity plan offered to all employees

  • Parental Leave

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Short- and long-term Disability

  • Monthly sponsored events and subsidized snack program

NOTE: Underrepresented people are less likely to apply unless they meet 100% of the job's requirements. We believe in hiring people, not checklists, and encourage you to apply even if you do not check all of the boxes. If this job isn't the one, we have many other openings that may be a fit.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. If we reach out to you to begin an interview process, we will also ask if you require any reasonable accommodation at that time.

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