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GNC Guidance Specialist

Company: Vaya Space
Location: Cocoa
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryYou will be part of a team of driven and enthusiastic engineers working to prototype, design, develop, and test our innovative Dauntless small launch vehicle. In this position you will be designing an orbital class guidance system and serving as a critical part of the overall launch vehicle design team.You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. A willingness to branch outside your comfort zone is essential--- we're a small fast-paced company and everyone pitches in when needed. This is an opportunity to get in near the ground floor of an expanding space launch start up and have a direct impact on the development and production of a completely new space launch vehicle.Travel RequiredUp to 10%Required Security Clearance None (ITAR Eligible)Essential Duties and Responsibilities--- Derive, design, implement, and validate endo/exo-atmospheric guidance algorithms --- Test and flight-certify the Dauntless guidance computer --- Collaborate with your GNC teammates to deliver the entire Dauntless GNC systemQualifications--- B.S. Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of professional GNC experience --- A solid foundation in numerical linear algebra --- A solid foundation in non-linear, gradient-based, constrained optimization--- A solid foundation in flight and orbital mechanics --- Experience with the derivation and implementation of launch vehicle guidance algorithms --- Experience with using MATLAB & Simulink to model and evaluate guidance performance--- Willingness to work flexible hours as necessary--- US Person as defined in 22 CRF Part 120.15 (U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees and those given asylum in the United States, and temporary residents granted amnesty) since work includes ITAR controlled technical dataPreferred Skills and Education --- M.S. or Ph.D in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering with 3+ years of professional GNC experience --- Comfortable leading trade studies to select endo/exo-atmospheric guidance algorithms--- Familiar with six degree-of-freedom (6-DOF) Monte Carlo simulations for trajectory analyses --- Proficient with real-time operating systems and hardware-in-the-loop testing --- Competent with using Python for data analysis and task automation --- Excited to join a small, but passionate, team building a novel launch vehicle!

Keywords: Vaya Space, Melbourne , GNC Guidance Specialist, Other , Cocoa, Florida

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