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Senior Engineer – Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C) Lead Location: Boulder, CO

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2020-04-07 07:44:28
Job Type: Full Time only

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This leadership position is for an experienced GN&C engineer who can lead a team to establish the baseline for space vehicles. The responsibility includes developing the guidance, navigation, & control from design through execution for space flight programs.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) engineering tasks throughout the lifecycle of programs or Research & Development (R&D) projects.
  • Understand and refine requirements for: attitude knowledge and pointing, agility, line-of-sight stability, orbit position knowledge, delta-v accuracy, and payload sun avoidance.
  • Provide analyses in the form of released documents: attitude knowledge and pointing budget, orbit determination and trajectory budget, agility analysis, maneuver settling, component selection & placement, emergency mode, dynamics & control system stability.
  • Manage GN&C components’ interfaces.
  • Support program gates such as the preliminary design review and critical design review.
  • Estimate and manage GN&C team labor.
  • Support the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems as required for GN&C.
  • Support program from new business to flight including proposal support, concept development with trades; design of the GN&C; procurement; integration & test (I&T) of the GN&C; and on-orbit technical support for the GN&C
  • Clearly and thoroughly document the GN&C approach in Systems Engineering Reports, including detailed description of technical designs and applicable client philosophy.
  • Serve as the technical point of contact to external customers in GN&C area.
  • Prepare and give presentations to peers, management and customers.
  • Interact with program Systems Engineer to ensure GN&C design meets program needs.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 8 or more years related experience in Guidance, Navigation, Control (GNC); Attitude Determination & Control Subsystem (ADCS); Dynamics & Control Systems; or related space vehicle systems.
  • Advanced computer application skills, such as MATLAB, Simulink, C, C++, STK, and other analytical tools is a strong plus.
  • Experience with simulator/hardware test development and execution, as well as mission operations is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to write effective and verifiable requirements – detailed oriented.
  • A strong technical foundation with a desire to learn and grow.
  • Flexibility to manage differing technical opinions, evolving customer needs, challenging budgets and schedules, and limited resources is required.
  • Effective in small team work environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.
  • A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Customer Relationships: Knowledge/experience working with customers and matching needs with cost and schedule requirements.

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