Navigation Guidance and Control Systems Engineer

Company Details


We strongly prefer working with individuals who are passionate about aerospace and are willing to work with us for the long term.


  • If you like to think the other extreme of the north pole is north zero – this is for you.
  • If you don’t need someone to tell you LQR is good enough – this is for you.
  • If you believe lead-lag compensation is the essence of all human interactions – this is for you.


  • Leads the controller design and integration process for launch vehicle control systems and related components.
  • Specifically, Aid in the development of Autopilot linear stability testing and analysis.
  • Design Non-linear 6DOF simulation analysis and scenario analysis.
  • Review system level and launch vehicle requirements.
  • Lead development and maintenance of software tools that predict pre-flight performance under nominal, off-nominal conditions.
  • Perform post flight verification of simulation predictions and Monte Carlo through multiple flight conditions.
  • Create hazards assessment programs and tools to understand probability of impact and expected damage from off-nominal and failure modes.
  • Support design reviews and milestones as necessary.
  • Assists independent sections of propulsion control systems.
  • Aid specifically, the development of some or all of the following.
  • Design of Mixture ratio control & stability analysis.
  • Integration of mixture ratio control, electric motor speed control and propellant utilization loops.
  • Development of system level requirements for cross coupled dynamics between propellant utilization algorithms and vehicle guidance / autopilot algorithms.
  • Support design reviews and milestones as necessary.
  • Supports hardware design & implementation of the vehicle across multiple control systems.
  • Analog and mixed signal design with focus on launch vehicle hardware.
  • Board level design for both ground checkout systems and flight hardware.
  • Support design reviews and milestones as necessary


  • Bachelors in Electrical engineering, Electronics & Communications or Mechanical engineering.
  • Highly developed computer skills using EE design/analysis software.
  • Good understanding of product development and Control network.
  • Decent software programming skills.


  • Masters degree in Electrical engineering, Electronics & Communications engineering.
  • 2+ years experience with spacecraft ACS hardware and software development – ACS design, manufacture, simulation, and test.
  • 2+ years experience with mechanical systems and engines.
  • Hands on experience using electrical/software test and analysis equipment.
  • Good understanding of orbital mechanics, multi-body dynamics, and controls-structures interaction.
  • Experience with static constrained optimization, calculus of variations, dynamic optimization, maximum principle, Riccati equations, learning and adaptation in controllers.


  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed.

What you could take away?

  • You might have designed one of the most challenging autopilot algorithms in the world.
  • Your work will directly impact the company’s (and the rocket’s) trajectory.
  • You will learn rocket science from some of the most senior and respected minds in ISRO.
  • You will work on shaping space policy in India.
  • You will dirty your hands in a global supply/chain optimization problem.

If interested, please send your resume in PDF format and a 3 line email describing – who you are, why you want to apply to Agnikul and something interesting about yourself.

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