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Senior Spacecraft GNC Engineer

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Apex

Apex

11-50 employees

Manufactures configurable satellite buses

Hardware
Aerospace

Senior, Expert

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Category
Space & Rocket Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Required Skills
Python
Data Structures & Algorithms
MATLAB
Requirements
  • U.S. Person status is required
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 6+ years of professional experience as a GNC Engineer, preferably in the satellite or aerospace industry
  • Strong knowledge of spacecraft dynamics, orbital mechanics, and control theory
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, MATLAB, Python with experience in numerical simulation and analysis
  • Familiarity with GNC hardware and software components, such as sensors (gyroscopes, accelerometers, star trackers), actuators, and control algorithms
  • Experience with simulation tools and software packages commonly used in spacecraft GNC engineering (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, STK)
  • Knowledge of industry standards and protocols for satellite GNC systems, such as CCSDS, ECSS, and GPS/GNSS
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a team-oriented environment
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet project deadlines
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement GNC algorithms for satellite systems
  • Conduct analysis of spacecraft dynamics and perform simulations
  • Design, develop, and test spacecraft control systems
  • Collaborate with spacecraft and payload engineers
  • Perform trade studies and make recommendations for optimal GNC configurations
  • Develop and execute test plans and procedures for GNC systems
  • Analyze and interpret spacecraft telemetry data
  • Collaborate with software engineers to develop GNC software modules
  • Stay up-to-date with industry advancements in GNC systems
  • Provide technical expertise and support to cross-functional teams
  • Develop GNC algorithm and subsystem tests and validation criteria

Apex specializes in manufacturing satellite buses, offering standard models from 100 to 500kg that can be configured to specific mission needs. The company leverages software, vertical integration, and hardware designed for manufacturing to deliver reliable spacecraft at scale.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding

$23.5M

Headquarters

Los Angeles, California

Founded

2022

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

24%

1 year growth

130%

2 year growth

-9%