Senior R&D Engineer

Updated on 5/21/2024

Helion Energy

Helion Energy

201-500 employees

Develops fusion power plants for energy



Everett, WA, USA

  • Ph.D. in aerospace, electrical, or mechanical engineering, physics, or a related field with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Extensive experience in leading the design, building, modification, and optimization of high vacuum chamber systems or high-voltage pulse power systems
  • Proven track record in designing, building, and managing complex experiments, consistently meeting and exceeding project timelines
  • In-depth experience with building, testing, and operating advanced plasma systems, including fusion plasmas or electric propulsion
  • Significant experience with large-scale experiments or testing on devices such as pinch devices, accelerators, stellarators, tokamaks, power plants, or rocket launches
  • Demonstrated capability to quickly master and take full ownership of new systems and technologies spanning multiple fields
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a history of defining and achieving challenging objectives with minimal supervision
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills with a proven ability to work effectively as a team leader and mentor
  • Contribute to the development of technology and knowledge of how to optimally design, build, and measure FRC fusion devices
  • Control pulsed power, high-energy systems, including mega-joule capacitor systems
  • Design and build or support design and build of plasma and high-energy experiments and tests
  • Work with large scale vacuum systems, including vacuum cycling quartz vacuum chambers that are 1+ meters in diameter, and handle modifications
  • Understand plasma physics, including how to create FRC's and how to design, build, and interpret magnetic, fusion product, and plasma diagnostics
  • Control Fusion generators using LabView-based control systems and PXIe-NI chassis-based systems, and solve data collection problems in a fast-pulse EMI environment
  • Use critical reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of different technical solutions
  • Work collaboratively with members of other teams to develop technical solutions

Helion is pioneering the development of the world's first fusion power plant, utilizing deuterium from water and helium-3 to produce clean, reliable, and abundant energy. The company has achieved significant milestones in plasma temperatures, magnetic energy recovery, compression fields, and sustained plasmas, positioning itself as a leader in the pursuit of fusion energy.

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding



Everett, Washington



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6 month growth


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