GNC/Avionics Lead

Mojave, CA 93501

Posted: 06/19/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 81608

Job Description

We have an immediate need for a GNC/Avionics Lead. Our Client is a aerospace R&D company that is working to create reliable and reusable rocket vehicles and components. Candidates filling this position will have strong skills in advanced mathematics and computer programming.
The scope of the position includes:
  • Working across Clients programs, with a focus on XL-1 Moon Mission One
  • Coordinating with leadership team on staffing allocation and resources
  • Being a technical contributor to challenging engineering problems & having key input into the XL-1 design, build, and test
  • Providing engineering expertise and leadership
  • Providing mentorship and guidance to the technical team
 
Candidates filling this position will have strong skills with computer hardware and software. Beneficial to have strong skills in advanced mathematics and computer programming. Responsible for leading the team and assisting with the work to:
  • Develop hardware architecture
  • Select flight computers, solar panels, and power system hardware
  • Select/develop peripheral boards including support for 802.11ac, RS-422, Ethernet, CCSDS
  • Work with software team on board support packages
  • Ensure appropriate reliability and fault tolerance
  • Trajectory analysis
  • Guidance algorithms
  • Control laws
  • Kalman filters
  • Sensor fusion
  • Flight simulators
  • Optimization
  • Geodesy
  • Orbital mechanics
  • C, C++, Python, MATLAB
  • Navigation sensors (GPS, star trackers, LIDAR, IMU, etc.)
  • Systems engineering
  • Hands on test and integration

Job Requirements

Professional Requirements:
  • Experience with spacecraft or launch vehicles and working on ambitious projects
  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
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