GNC ENGINEER (STARSHIP)

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GNC ENGINEER (STARSHIP)

As a GNC Engineer, you will be responsible for pushing the technical boundaries of flight control systems for the world’s most advanced rockets, including our next-generation Starship vehicle, a fully reusable spacecraft capable of carrying humans to Mars and beyond. You will work with a talented team of accomplished engineers to develop, analyze, and test vehicles and subsystems for highly reliable flight. You should thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments where you adapt quickly and love to solve hard problems.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop innovative guidance, navigation, and control systems for Starship
  • Engage in multi-disciplinary vehicle systems investigations and design work that define the systems architecture
  • Implement new software or algorithms to enable mission unique capabilities and leading edge launch vehicle performance
  • Develop 6-DOF dynamics simulation models used for GNC systems analysis and validation
  • Analyze launch vehicle trajectories, performance dispersions, and flight stability
  • Conduct post flight data review and correlation with analyses for continued improvement of predictions
  • Support launch and mission operations of vehicles that you enabled
  • Perform testing of GNC software utilizing hardware-in-the-loop testing, Monte Carlo analysis, and algorithm unit testing

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics or an engineering discipline
  • Experience with control systems, orbital mechanics, classical dynamics, modeling, and simulation
  • Experience with the software languages Python or C++

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Postgraduate degree in physics or an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of professional experience in control systems, orbital mechanics, classical dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors and actuators, modeling and simulation, and the software languages C++ and
  • Python
  • Demonstrated project or professional experience in launch vehicle and/or spacecraft system
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Tagged as: simulation, modeling, control systems, orbital mechanics, sensors, actuators, classical dynamics

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