Full-Time

Principal GNC Engineer I

Posted on 5/2/2024

CesiumAstro

CesiumAstro

51-200 employees

Develops phased array communication payloads

Hardware
Aerospace

Senior

Broomfield, CO, USA

Required Skills
Python
Requirements
  • Master of Science (MS) or Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Aerospace Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years of industry experience in satellite attitude and orbit systems
  • Expertise in attitude estimation, guidance, and control; coordinate frame transformations; linear algebra; and non-linear systems
  • Experience with multiple spaceflight missions from concept to operations
  • Experience in low earth orbit satellites
  • Experience with post-CDR test failures and on-orbit failures
  • Experience with successful and unsuccessful recovery from on-orbit failures
  • Experience in conceptualization, architecture design, requirements specification, design, test, and operations of various GNC architectures and components
  • Familiarity with space mission simulation tools such as STK, Basilisk, GMAT, or FreeFlyer
  • Experience defining spacecraft trajectories and orbital requirements
  • Fluency with Python and C++, or other modeling languages
  • Familiarity with spacecraft mission design including events, pointing modes, maneuver planning, and operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Responsibilities
  • Lead a small team in the design and analysis of GNC systems for Cesium satellites and payloads
  • Perform trade studies, lead design reviews, create models, and complete simulations and system testing
  • Build, test, and fly hardware and software
  • Develop satellites and put them in orbit
  • Present engineering design review materials to customers and executive team
  • Participate in proposal-writing efforts

CesiumAstro specializes in developing cutting-edge phased array communication payloads for both airborne and space platforms, offering mission-ready solutions tailored for high throughput communication needs utilizing modular hardware and software. This focus on complex engineering solutions and a modular approach positions the company well within the aerospace industry. The collaborative and technology-driven work environment, underlain by a dedication to innovative payload solutions, makes it a promising workplace for professionals eager to engage with top-tier aerospace technologies and contribute to significant industry advancements.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$120.2M

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

24%

1 year growth

54%

2 year growth

108%