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Principal Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC) Engineer

Albuquerque, New Mexico · Information Technology
Principal Guidance Navigation & Controls (GNC) Engineer
Location:  Albuquerque, NM, US
 
**Must be a US citizen**
Clearance: Top Secret
Shift: 1st Shift
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
 
Summary/Responsibilities:
 We are seeking a motivated candidate that will fill the position of Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) engineer.  This position will complete Guidance, Navigation, and Control tasks related to the development and support of mission operations processes and procedures for customer space missions. 
 
The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Planning, writing, and executing spacecraft GNC related activities and procedures for customer space missions,
  • Planning and verifying spacecraft maneuvers and executing real-time telemetry analysis
  • Support on-orbit anomaly resolution,
  • Support algorithm development, mission simulation, scripting, and verification activities,
  • Participation in mission rehearsals to simulate engineering tasks performed in operations,
  • Participation in rotating 24x7 mission operations shift coverage, and
  • Generation of data analysis reports.
 
Education:
  • Bachelors Degree in Science with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience  OR Masters Degree in Engineering, Physics, or Math with 3 years of professional experience
 
Skills & Experience:
 
Experience within the following technical areas is desired:
  • Control systems analysis, including time and frequency domain techniques, linear and nonlinear control design, covariance analysis, and the design and tuning of Kalman filters for attitude determination and relative navigation,
  • Missions involved with rendezvous and proximity operations,
  • Space vehicle or sensor modeling and simulation using MATLAB, STK, and Free-Flyer,
  • Embedded control systems, and
  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++, Python, and STOL programming languages.
  • Experience in spacecraft GNC subsystem design, analysis, and testing
  • Experience implementing GNC algorithms on embedded systems
  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
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