Space Robotics and Controls Engineer

Company Details

“Agnikul” is a derivative of the Sanskrit word - “Gurukul” and it could be interpreted to mean “a place where people learn to use fire”. We are a group of enthusiasts, rocket scientists, engineers, programmers, lawyers, and more - all of us just love enabling space accessible to everyone!


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.


  • Works on independent sections of controller design and integration process for launch vehicle control systems and related components in the vehicle’s guidance systems.
  • 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 / Master’s Degree in Controls Engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronics & Communications engineering.
  • Highly developed computer skills using EE design/analysis software.
  • Decent software programming skills.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical engineering, Electronics & Communications engineering.
  • Good understanding of product development and Control network (CAN).
  • 1+ experience with mechanical systems and engines.
  • Good understanding of engine controller design and implementation.
  • Good understanding of orbital mechanics, multi-body dynamics, and controls-structures interaction.
  • Experience with static constrained optimization, calculus of variations, dynamic optimization, maximum principle.


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

What you could take away?

  • 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.

For a detailed job description, 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. Send resumes to

Tagged as: EE design, Autopilot linear stability, 6DOF simulation analysis

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