GNC Lead Engineer

Updated on 5/23/2024

Muon Space

Muon Space

51-200 employees

Provides custom space-based sensing solutions



Remote in USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • M.S. or higher degree in an engineering field, preferably with exposure to spacecraft dynamics and orbital mechanics
  • Deep knowledge of estimation and control theory
  • Expertise in common numerical programming environments (Python - preferred, Matlab, Julia)
  • Extensive experience running dynamics simulations for spacecraft
  • Experience designing and executing GNC component or system-level tests
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and coordination skills
  • Dedication to finding resolutions based on the most important factors and data
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced environment with new opportunities each week
  • Oversee and manage the team responsible for the GNC design for multiple complete spacecraft mission lifecycles
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the GNC subsystem both internally and with external partners
  • Design foundational GNC architectures and roadmaps for multi-mission buses that are also adaptable to mission-specific needs
  • Define requirements and acceptance approaches for GNC components working beside Systems Engineers and other subsystem engineers. Create pointing, agility, and positioning budgets to meet mission targeting, geolocation and stability requirements
  • Size, assess, and select GNC sensors, actuators and propulsion systems, performing make-vs-buy trades as needed.
  • Execute 6-DOF simulations to evaluate expected on-orbit performance
  • Develop environmental models as well as control, attitude and position determination, and schedule algorithms
  • Develop calibration approaches and associated ground support equipment
  • Drive software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop testing for GNC algorithms and hardware verification
  • Proactively identify and manage risks within the subsystem and to the spacecraft, creating mitigation strategies

At Muon Space, employees engage in crafting tailor-made sensing solutions that addresses critical environmental challenges, distinguishing the company through its focus on climate action and Earth systems data. The organization's deployment of highly adaptable space sensor technologies provides a dynamic and impactful work environment. This pioneering approach in using advanced space-based sensor networks positions the company as a leader in environmental intelligence, presenting a unique opportunity for professionals passionate about making a tangible impact on our planet's future.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



Mountain View, California



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