Guidance Navigation and Controls Engineer (GNC)

Pasadena, CA, California

Job Type: Contractual
Minimum Experience:
Recruiter Name: Angelo Escalante, John Tayag, Karl Carada, Leslie Faustino, Melody Papa, Stephany Joy Pastrana

Job Description

Systems Engineer IV

In this position, you will be responsible for architecting, designing and analyzing advanced Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems. You will be leading teams that develop and operate these systems, as well as coordinate the efforts to validate and document the performance of these systems prior to delivering them to the customers.  You are also expected to work at project system engineering and flight system engineering levels for all pointing and GNC-related requirements and provide oversight on the implementation of pointing and GNC systems and V&V planning of the pointing and GNC requirements.

Other responsibilities include:

·Conceiving, designing, analyzing, simulating, overseeing, and assessing complex performance at the G&C subsystem level and serve as pointing and GNC SME and provide leadership in pointing and GNC areas on projects.

·Assisting on project level technical trade studies related to pointing and GNC and influencing the outcomes of the trades.

·Ensuring the delivery of complex hardware and/or software to G&C subsystem integration and test.

·Developing and implementing detailed test and verification plans from the subsystem.

·Facilitating the work of specialist engineers to develop integrated concepts.

·Interface between GNC Subsystem and flight system, such as requirements, mass/power/performance budgets, mechanical/electrical/software interfaces.

·Mentoring other engineers either on projects or in the Section and provide the technical consultation to the section when necessary.


​​​​​Required Skills:

The following qualifications are required for the current assignment (NEO Surveyor)

·Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline with typically a minimum of 12 years of related experience, a Master’s degree in similar technical disciplines with typically a minimum of 10 years of related experience, or a PhD in a similar technical discipline with typically a minimum of 8 years of related experience.

·Expert in one or more of the following areas: spacecraft guidance navigation and control, spacecraft and payload/instrument precision pointing system design, analysis and V&V, spacecraft attitude control system analysis, system engineering and design verifications and validation, attitude control sensors/actuators and software.

·Deep knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in precision optical sensor pointing, spacecraft instrument disturbance rejection, instrument pointing systems, pointing stability and jitter analysis and verification approaches, pointing system systems engineering, flexible dynamics modeling and pointing performance prediction and verification.

·Deep understanding of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in high precision pointing systems and familiar with the development life cycle of space-based pointing systems.  Experiences in leading a team of systems engineers and analysts for flight projects.

·Effective leader with excellent communication, interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills and very experienced in interacting with project managements and other subsystems.



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