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Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior (5-8 years) - Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Engineering
  • San Francisco
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AI generated summary

  • You need 8+ years of industry experience in GN&C systems, flexible body dynamics, sensor fusion, simulations, flight software, Python/C++, hardware development, and a passion for hands-on design. Bonus points for orbit determination, trajectory optimization, robotic manipulators, geostationary ops, propulsion, and embedded systems.
  • You will design, test, and operate satellite software and hardware, develop flight algorithms, validate systems, manage hardware development, and assist in team growth.

Requirements

  • BS or MS degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, CS, physics) with a focus on control systems, orbital mechanics, or similar
  • 8+ years industry experience working with Guidance, Navigation, and Control systems on spacecraft
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and testing control systems
  • Demonstrated experience modeling flexible body dynamics and mitigating their effects through system design and control systems
  • Demonstrated experience with estimation techniques such as sensor fusion (e.g. extended Kalman filters)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing 6-DOF simulations & flight software
  • Experience with Python (Numpy, Scipy), C++, and Git
  • A passion for hardware development, including working in a fast-paced environment and doing hands-on design and development
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Don't meet them all? Not a problem. Please apply even if you do not meet all these criteria
  • Bonus:
  • Experience with orbit determination methods
  • Experience with indirect trajectory optimization
  • Experience with robotic manipulators
  • Experience with geostationary spacecraft operations
  • Experience with spacecraft propulsion
  • Experience with hardware in the loop simulations
  • Experience implementing algorithms for embedded systems

Responsibilities

  • Work within the Guidance, Navigation, and Control team to design, build, test, and operate satellite software and hardware for the GNC System
  • Software development including flight algorithms, simulation framework, and physics models
  • System design including make/buy trades, component selection, system sizing, and pointing budgets
  • Validation and verification through software simulation, Monte Carlo analysis, and hardware in the loop testing
  • Concept of operations development, mission planning, and flight operation support
  • Hardware development including managing internal component build, external vendors, and subassembly bring-up and testing
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team

FAQs

What will be the main responsibility of a Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer at Astranis?

The main responsibility of a Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer at Astranis will be to design, implement, and test algorithms to control the position and orientation of satellites, as well as oversee the simulation and analysis of these algorithms to ensure their effectiveness and robustness.

Will the role of Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer involve working on both software and hardware systems?

Yes, as a Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer at Astranis, you will work across both software and hardware systems to develop and implement algorithms for satellite control.

Will the Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer role at Astranis involve working on both commercial and US Government Programs?

Yes, the role of Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer at Astranis will involve contributing to both commercial and US Government Programs.

Small, low-cost communications satellites, in higher orbits.

201-500
Employees
2015
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Astranis is building small, low-cost telecommunications satellites. Our mission is to help get online the 4 billion people who are without internet access.