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Sr. GNC Engineer

Company: Stratolaunch
Location: Mojave
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryStratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.To achieve these great efforts, Stratolaunch needs a Senior GNC Engineer to participate in the development of the hypersonic flight control system.As a Senior GNC Engineer, you will have ownership of GNC algorithms that contribute to the development and flight of the hypersonic research vehicle. You will contribute to the design, development, meeting requirements, performing verification activities, and test execution for the hypersonic vehicle flight control system. This position will include evaluation of a broad range of technical data.This position is based in Mojave, CA. Candidates must have strong controls background. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESDevelopment and evaluation of advanced algorithms to satisfy Guidance, Navigation, and Control requirementsDevelopment of hypersonic dynamic truth modeling and analysis toolsCreation of Algorithm Description Documents (ADDs) to document GNC designsPerform analysis to verify algorithm designs meet requirementsContributions to aspects of the overall flight control system design, development, implementation, integration, and testDevelopment of engineering tools, as needed, to complete the taskingRegular and comprehensive communication to the Vehicle Management System and GNC LeadsDemonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitmentsTravel, as needed, to support the departmentQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RequiredFundamental knowledge and understanding of flight dynamicsMust demonstrate the ability to perform combinations of the Essential ResponsibilitiesAbility to work on their own initiative and prioritize tasking to fit within the business goalsAbility to quickly adapt to changing prioritiesAbility to communicate technical challenges and guidance to varied audiences to explain rationale and/or resolve concernsAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearancePreferredGuidance algorithm synthesis, implementation, and analysisAircraft, missile, and/or launch vehicle development experienceControl, autopilot design and analysisDynamic system modeling of fixed wing, missile, and/or hypersonic vehiclesFlight control algorithm requirements development, design, implementation, integration, test, and post-flight analysisAdvanced degree with technical focus in GNC relevant areasTS/SCI security clearanceRequired computer skillsProficient with Matlab and Simulink toolsMS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)Education/experienceBachelor's degree (B.S.) from accredited institution and 5-plus years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experienceSpecial remarks regarding work environment, if applicableTravel estimated to be approximately Position is based in Mojave, CAStratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees' and applicants' time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law:https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf#LI-WG1

Keywords: Stratolaunch, Lancaster , Sr. GNC Engineer, Engineering , Mojave, California

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