Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Engineer

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Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
**Contract Extension or Conversion Possible**

Job Description:
As a Guidance and Control Engineer in the Guidance, and Control Analysis Group, you will be working for JPL’s Guidance and Control Section. We do system engineering, design and analysis, hardware development/procurement, testing, and operations support in G&C areas for unique deepspace/
earth-orbiting/astrophysics missions. We also do world class research and technology development in autonomous guidance, navigation and control systems including pin-point and safe landing, space rendezvous, formation flying, and precision pointing, among others.

In this position, you will be responsible for architecting, designing and analyzing highly advanced Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems. You will be a member of a team that develops and operates these systems, as well as coordinates the efforts to validate and document the
performance of these systems prior to delivering them to the customers.

In this role you will be part of the Psyche G&C analysis team with the responsibility of designing, developing, V&V (Verification and Validation), and delivery of pointing, acquisition, & control flight software.

Other responsibilities include:
•Conceptualizing, designing, analyzing, simulating, overseeing, and assessing highly complex and critical performance of G&C subsystems.
•Applies advanced knowledge in field to analyze customer needs and develops requirements for highly complex G&C subsystem, analyses, hardware and software.
•Performing highly complex tests and ensuring delivery of test plans and procedures for highly complex G&C subsystem functional and performance tests.
•Developing and implementing detailed test and verification plans from subsystem requirements.
•Facilitating the work of specialist engineers to develop integrated concepts.

Required Skills:
•Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
•Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
•This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience, a Master’s degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of 4 years of related experience, or a PhD in a technical discipline with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
•Extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: spacecraft guidance navigation and control hardware, software, advanced algorithm
development; pointing, acquisition and tracking systems.
•Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in precision optical sensor pointing, spacecraft instrument disturbance rejection, instrument pointing systems.
•Extensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in high precision pointing systems.
•Ability to conceive, design, analyze, simulate, and assesses highly complex and critical performance at G&C subsystem level.
•Being responsible for the design, development, V&V, and delivery of guidance & control flight software.
•Proven team player and effective leader with excellent communication, interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills.
•Extensive experience designing, analyzing, implementing, calibrating, verifying, and simulating complex and advanced GN&C on-orbit systems.

Desired Skills:
•Strong software development skills in C/C++.
•Significant experience in the design and software implementation of spacecraft guidance, control, and estimation algorithms.
•Significant experience in model development, closed-loop simulation, and V&V of spacecraft GNC systems.

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