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.