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Principal GNC Engineer

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 08/25/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84504

Job Description

Our client is seeking an experienced Principal Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer to join thier growing team in Irvine, Ca. Reporting to the Lead GNC Engineer the Principal Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer will join a collaborative team developing innovative small satellite vehicle solutions for multiple projects. The candidate will be responsible for a wide range of analysis, software, hardware, testing, integration, and documentation in a fast-paced environment.
  Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design, analysis, implementation, and testing of Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) algorithms for spacecraft
  • Develop and maintain high-fidelity 6-DOF simulations with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Support vehicle control system architecture sizing and definition
  • Perform software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Provide technical inputs and support for proposal efforts
  • Support mission operations and anomaly resolution
  • Provide technical mentorship and peer review for coworkers
  • Perform all other duties assigned

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Skills
  • Master's Degree in an engineering field with a concentration in dynamics and control
  • Minimum of 12 years of related work experience
  • Must have experience leading teams and mentoring entry-level engineers
  • Demonstrated GNC engineering and software development using MATLAB and Simulink
  • Strong fundamental understanding of orbital dynamics and classical mechanics
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Passion for the new space industry
 Additional Differentiators
  • Ph.D. in Dynamics and controls is highly desired
  • Experience with autonomy for satellite constellation maintenance, orbit maintenance, station keeping, and collision avoidance
  • Low and high thrust trajectory design and optimization
  • Flight dynamics, Monte, navigation, orbit determination and mission operations for GEO and deep space
  • Experience with the design of spacecraft flexible body control, Kalman Filtering, jitter analysis, rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking (RPOD), fault detection, isolation, recovery.
  • Hands-on experience with small satellites, robotic systems, or similar
  • C++ and Python, experience
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Employee Equity Incentive Program
  • 401(k) Match
  • Unlimited PTO

Salary Range: $160,000-$200,000 DOE
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