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Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems is seeking a motivated candidate that will fill the position of Manager Engineer – Navigation and Controls 2 (Spacecraft Guidance) within the Launch Vehicle business unit located in Chandler, AZ.
GNC is designing and analyzing rocket navigation and control systems for a mix of DoD, NASA, and commercial customers.
- The GNC manager will oversee a group of engineers that design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms and software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control of missiles, launch vehicles and upper stages during powered and coast phases of launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise and orbital insertion, as well as during staging events. This group also contains navigation specialty engineers.
- Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points (e.g. Inertial Measurement Units, GPS, altimeters, etc) and their substitution into algorithms estimating physical reality.
- Maintenance and development of navigation code.
- Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position, orientation or orbit in space.
- Responsible for providing priority guidance, navigation and control technical contributions for a missile defense targets program.
- Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) with 9 years of related engineering experience; OR a Master’s degree in STEM with 7 years of related engineering experience, or a PhD in STEM with 4 years of related engineering experience
- Active DOD Secret Security clearance
- Experience with IMUs, GPS receivers and navigation systems
- Experience with free inertial navigation, merged navigation and Kalman filtering
- Familiarity with navigation components and algorithms
- Experience with the C++ and Python programming languages
- Experience with the Linux Operating System
- Active Top Secret Security Clearance
- Familiarity with rocket motor propelled vehicle trajectory design and customer provided requirement analysis in a simulation environment
- Proven experience with autopilot and guidance algorithm design and actuator subsystems
- $123,900 USD – $185,900 USD
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