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GNC Engineer
All Levels
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El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • B.S. degree in aerospace, mechanical, electrical engineering, physics, or related field
  • 3+ proven years of experience, or PhD with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge in designing, modeling, testing, and flying aerospace guidance, navigation, and control systems
  • Strong software and model development skills, particularly in C++/Python/MATLAB/Simulink
  • Understanding of orbital mechanics, modeling and simulation, and software development
  • Experience anchoring/fitting first principles models to test data or high-fidelity external simulations
  • Proven system engineering and configuration management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Master's degree in engineering or physics
  • 2+ years of experience with spacecraft attitude determination and control system design
  • Experience with AGI STK, FreeFlyer, or similar tools
  • Understanding of multi-body dynamics, flexible body dynamics, gas dynamics, fluids, and thermodynamics
  • Experience developing and verifying physical models for the purpose of control design, component sizing, and system performance evaluation
  • Experience supporting flight test or flying spacecraft
  • Ability to continuously manage risk and provide solutions with lean software development techniques
  • 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
  • ADCS hardware performance specification including sizing of reaction wheels, torque rods, IMU/GPS, and star trackers
  • Design and implementation of autonomous satellite attitude control, collision avoidance, orbital rendezvous, and atmospheric re-entry algorithms
  • Perform trajectory design, optimization, and dispersion analysis for the reentry of a space capsule
  • Develop 6 degree of freedom vehicle simulation using MATLAB/Simulink
  • Running Monte Carlo analysis to characterize performance of new features
  • Integration and testing of GNC sensors, actuators, and software in the hardware-in-the-loop environment
  • Design and implementation of ground services necessary to facilitate fully automated maneuver responsibility and maneuver scheduling decisions
  • Monitoring on-orbit system performance; troubleshooting where necessary
  • Coordination with other spacecraft operators, 3rd party agencies, and the US government
Varda Space

1-10 employees

Space terrestrial applications manufacturer
Company Overview
Varda Space’s mission is to manufacture products in space to benefit life on earth. The company is committed to accelerating innovation in space through their microgravity manufacturing platform, with applications including pharmaceuticals, hypersonic testing, and fiber optics.
  • Exciting team of professionals at the top of their field to working by your side
  • Working in El Segundo, CA - an awesome Southern California beach city with quick access to entertainment and outdoor activities
  • Equity in a fully funded space startup that is about to go through massive growth
  • Company parties and generally a fun atmosphere
  • 401(k)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Health insurance
  • Lunch and snacks provided on site. Dinners twice a week for those working late.
  • Parental leave