Sr. GNC Satellite Attitude Determination & Control Engineer
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Mountain View, CA, USA
Data Structures & Algorithms
- Bachelor's degree in physics or an engineering discipline
- 5+ years of experience in a space mission design role or GNC engineering role
- Software development experience in C++ or Python
- Experience with satellite attitude determination and/or orbital mechanics
- Master's degree or PhD in physics or an engineering discipline
- Demonstrated project or professional experience in either satellite attitude determination and control or orbit raising and station keeping
- Experience with flexible body control, orbital maneuvering, filtering, fault management, software development, and navigation filtering
- Strong understanding of classical dynamics, orbital mechanics, modeling and simulation, and software development
- Cradle to grave development of three axis stabilized spacecraft incorporating momentum, magnetic, and propulsive control
- Low thrust trajectory optimization for orbital maneuvering
- Capable of identifying and solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction
- Passion for advancing the commercial space industry
- Ability to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up atmosphere
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Must be willing to travel
- Must be willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed complete major milestones
- 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. Learn more about the ITAR here
- Design and analysis of satellite attitude determination and control systems
- ADCS hardware performance specification including reaction wheel and torque rod sizing, sensor noise and performance characteristics, redundancy and fault management
- Develop high fidelity 6 degree of freedom single and multi-vehicle simulation using C++
- Implement closed loop pointing, orbit raising, and station keeping algorithms
- Analyze platform stability to ensure low jitter of line-of-sight instruments
- Various first principles derived analyses
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