Full-Time

Principal GNC Engineer I

Posted on 5/3/2024

CesiumAstro

CesiumAstro

51-200 employees

Develops communication payloads for air and space

Hardware
Aerospace

Senior

Austin, TX, 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
  • Responsible for Guidance, Navigation, and Control through all stages of design, integration, test, and operations
  • 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 software-defined phased array communication payloads for both airborne and in-orbit platforms, offering full-stack mission-ready communications for the Autonomous Era™. Their products include the VIREO multi-beam APA system, NIGHTINGALE I Ka-Band high-speed downlink payload, and the COMMPACK cross-link communications payload, all featuring modular hardware and software building blocks seamlessly integrated to provide complete mission-specific payload configurations. These products utilize active phased array systems and digital backend modules to support high-throughput communication needs.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$120.2M

Headquarters

Austin, Texas

Founded

2017

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

16%

1 year growth

44%

2 year growth

95%