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Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer

Company: Firefly Aerospace
Location: Cedar Park
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Come be a part of the 21st Century Space Race. At Firefly, we are focused on the leading edge of space systems progression. Our company is committed to providing economical and convenient access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture, and operation of reliable launch vehicles and spacecraft. To get there, we are looking for incredibly passionate, bright, and determined people to join our team.

SUMMARY

Firefly Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineers will leverage their knowledge of dynamics, control theory, and software development to help develop innovative solutions for the application of launch vehicle technologies. You will work in small collaborative groups through all stages of the GN&C algorithm development, integration, and testing processes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, simulate, and test guidance, navigation, and control algorithms for launch vehicles
  • Generate payload performance estimates for Firefly launch vehicles
  • Advance the state-of-the-art of Firefly simulation capabilities
  • Validate and verify GN&C flight software through all-digital and hardware-in-the-loop testing
  • Oversee trajectory safety analysis for FAA launch permits
  • Utilize Monte Carlo techniques for performance and contingency analysis

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or physics.
  • Strong understanding of dynamics, orbital mechanics, control systems, and estimation
  • Experience with software development in C/C++
  • Experience with Version Control
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

Desired

  • Masters degree in engineering or physics
  • Demonstrated professional experience implementing a working aerospace GNC system
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development Processes, Git, and Git workflows
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Python experience

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Firefly is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Firefly Aerospace, Cedar Park , Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer, Other , Cedar Park, Texas

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