Satellite GNC Engineer II
Updated on 9/7/2023
Rocket Lab USA

501-1,000 employees

Aviation & Aerospace Component Manufacturing
Company Overview
Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company with an established track record of mission success. We deliver reliable launch services, spacecraft components, satellites and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions that make it faster, easier and more affordable to access space.
Long Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Aerospace Engineering
Software Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, aerospace engineering or similar technical discipline
  • 2+ years of experience with C++ or similar object-oriented programming language
  • 2+ years of experience with aerospace design/development or similar
  • Knowledge of GNC sensors and actuators
  • Proficiency in MATLAB, Python, or similar
  • Proficiency in C++ or similar object-oriented programming language
  • GNC design, modeling, and analysis for a wide variety of spacecraft and space missions to include LEO, MEO, GEO, Lunar, Interplanetary, Reentry, and RPOD
  • Design of flight software, algorithms, and simulation product
  • Development of spacecraft autonomy tools for constellation management
  • GNC component selection and GNC subsystem design
  • Test process development and execution
  • Define fault detection and response
  • Hardware-in-the-loop and monte carlo simulation
  • Integration of flight and simulation software with modern analysis, test, and operations tools
  • Support internal and external design reviews
Desired Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in computer science, aerospace engineering or similar technical discipline
  • Experience with the following:
  • STK or other space mission analysis tools
  • C++
  • Orbital Dynamics
  • Atmospheric Flight
  • Spacecraft operations
  • Spacecraft manufacturing
  • Rendezvous, proximity ops, and docking (RPOD)
  • Entry, decent, and landing
  • Lunar or Interplanetary missions
  • Atmospheric GNC
  • Flex, slosh, and multi-body modeling
  • State space and frequency domain analysis
  • STK, ODTK, Astrogator, or similar space mission analysis tools
  • Spacecraft operations
  • Spacecraft manufacturing