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Guidance and Controls Engineer III

Company: APR Consulting Inc
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

A Guidance and Controls Engineer III position in Pasadena, CA recently opened up to support JPL/NASA. In this role you will be responsible for Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems. To be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience. You must also be a US Citizen or permanent resident.Location: Pasadena, CA 91109Position: Systems Engineer IIIPay Rate: $75.00/hr+ DOEDuration: 12 monthsFlexible work schedule: Hybrid 9/80We do offer paid time offs, holidays, 401k, medical, dental, and visionResponsibilities:In this position, you will be responsible for architecting, designing and analyzing advanced Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) systems. You will work with teams that develop and operate these systems, as well as coordinate the efforts to validate and document the performance of these systems prior to delivering them to the customers.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:Conceiving, designing, analyzing, simulating, overseeing, and assessing complex performance at the G&C subsystem level.Ensuring the delivery of complex hardware and/or software to G&C subsystem integration and test.Developing and implementing detailed test and verification plans from the subsystem.Facilitating the work of specialist engineers to develop integrated concepts.Interface between GNC Subsystem and flight system, such as requirements, mass/power/performance budgets, mechanical/electrical/software interfacesRequirements:Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience, a Master's degree in a technical discipline with a minimum of 4 years of related experience, or a PhD in a technical discipline with 2 years of related experience.A strong technical background in the areas of modern guidance, estimation and control with application to aerospace systemsCapability to perform research and development of advanced GNC systems for deep space exploration applicationsA proven team player and effective leader with excellent communication, interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills.Additionally, it is highly desired that the candidate has a range of capabilities and experience drawn from the following areas:GNC System ArchitecturesTerrain relative navigationGNC Closed Loop in Hardware TestbedsEntry Decent and Landing Guidance Navigation and ControlPointing Error BudgetsVerification and Validation of GNC SystemsHardware Testing of GNC Sensors (eg. IMU, SRU, LIDAR, Vision)GNC relevant on-board and ground calibrationsRotorcraft Dynamics and ControlsOnboard AutonomyGNC Fault Protection - design implementation and testingSmall Satellites Altitude Control SystemsDesired Skills:Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in precision optical sensor pointing, spacecraft instrument disturbance rejection, instrument pointing systems, guidance navigation and control systems for entry, descent and landing.Understanding of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in high precision pointing systemsProven team player and effective leader with excellent communication, interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills.Experience designing, analyzing, implementing, calibrating, verifying, and simulating complex and advanced GN&C on-orbit systemsExperience in the design of autonomous systems and spacecraft autonomyDemonstrated experience managing cost and scheduleAt a minimum, a 7-year background check, education verification, employment verification, and drug screen will be conducted upon hire. Your suitability for employment is contingent upon successfully passing these required pre-employment screenings.About our client:Our client is a research and development lab federally funded by NASA and managed by Caltech. Manages many of NASA's robotic missions exploring Earth, the solar system, and our universe.This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination. However, accommodations may be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.About APR:Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

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