• Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer - New Glenn

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    New Glenn
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  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for creating guidance, navigation and control (GNC) designs for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of the GNC design process from conceptual level trade study to design, coding, test, flight, and post flight data analysis. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, and technical competence. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


    • Support configuration design studies and develop prototype control system solutions that will evolve through trades into executable flight code
    • Develop guidance and control requirements with flow downs to subsystem levels and companion verification methods
    • Build and verify G&C software architectures and control system components in MATLAB, Simulink, and C
    • Support systems analysis with a cross-functional mindset to support system level architectural decisions
    • Build and conduct stability and performance assessments including the development of linear and non-linear models for space and ground support systems
    • Perform analyses, including simulations, to satisfy top-level system specifications and requirements
    • Assist in developing verification and validation procedures to ensure software products will perform as specified to meet system and subsystem requirements
    • Support the development and execution of component-level guidance and control test programs, including integrated on-vehicle testing
    • Support hardware-in-the-loop testing, on-vehicle functional testing, and flight testing
    • Participate in post flight data analysis and lead the development of improvements and modifications to your flight codes
    • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings




    • B.S. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering with 5+ years of design experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge in designing aerospace guidance and control systems for rockets, aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft
    • Highly organized and capable of planning and guiding complex technical work
    • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB and Simulink and associated autocoding practices
    • Able to identify problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


    • M.S. or Ph.D. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering
    • Demonstrated knowledge in state estimation
    • Demonstrated knowledge in developing, coding and testing non-linear dynamic models for typical spacecraft sub-systems
    • Demonstrated hands-on experience with developing and testing your guidance and control system designs
    • Demonstrated experience in both classical and modern control design techniques
    • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the development of exoatmospheric attitude control systems
    • Continuously manage risk and be comfortable with lean software development techniques
    • Solid system engineering and configuration management skills


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