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Guidance and Control Systems Engineer

Company: KBR, Inc
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Guidance and Control Systems Engineer page is loaded Guidance and Control Systems Engineer Apply locations Pasadena, California time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago job requisition id R2063025 Title:Guidance and Control Systems EngineerKBR is seeking a highly motivated and experienced engineering leader to serve as the Guidance and Control Systems Engineer for the Autonomous Systems Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA. This position is required to be onsite.***Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident***The Guidance and Control Systems Engineer 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.Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Conceive, design, analyze, simulate, oversee, and assess complex performance at the G&C subsystem level
  • Ensure the delivery of complex hardware and/or software to G&C subsystem integration and test
  • Develop highly complex and critical G&C subsystem budget and staffing plans to accomplish the objectives of a project
  • Develop and implement detailed test and verification plans from the subsystem
  • Coordinate 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 interfacesRequired Education, Experience, & Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Aerospace, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
    • 9 + years of related professional experience
      • Or Master's degree with a minimum of 7 years of experience
      • Or PhD with a minimum of 5 years of experience
      • Extensive knowledge in the areas of modern guidance, estimation and control with application to aerospace systems
      • Capability to perform research and development of advanced GNC systems for deep space exploration applications
      • Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in G&C control analysis
      • A proven team player and effective leader with excellent communication, interpersonal, verbal and presentation skillsPreferred Experience & Skills:GNC System Architectures Terrain relative navigation GNC Closed Loop in Hardware TestbedsEntry Decent and Landing GNC -Pointing Error BudgetsVerification and Validation of GNC Systems GNC relevant on-board and ground calibrations Rotorcraft Dynamics and ControlsHardware Testing of GNC Sensors (eg. IMU, SRU, LIDAR, Vision) -Onboard AutonomyGNC Fault Protection - design implementation and testing Small Satellites Altitude Control SystemsKnowledge 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 landingExtensive understanding of principles, theories, concepts and techniques in high precision pointing systemsExperience 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 schedule Basic Compensation: $117,000 - $175,400 The offered rate will be based on the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and/or experience and in consideration of internal parity. Additional Compensation: KBR may offer bonuses, commissions, or other forms of compensation to certain job titles or levels, per internal policy or contractual designation. Additional compensation may be in the form of sign on bonus, relocation benefits, short term incentives, long term incentives, or discretionary payments for exceptional performance. KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Similar Jobs (3) EDL Flight System Systems Engineer locations Pasadena, California time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago Systems Engineer: SRL Payload System V&V Lead locations Pasadena, California time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago About Us KBR - Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:
        • We Value Our People - We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
        • We Deliver - We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
        • We Are People of Integrity - We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what's right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
        • We Empower - We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
        • We Are a Team of Teams - We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.At KBR, We Deliver.Fraud AlertFraud has infiltrated the job placement market via the internet, email and direct phone contact. Attempts have included unauthorized use of KBR's name and logo to solicit potential job seekers or to extend false job offers. Bad actors may mix in fake job advertisements with legitimate postings. These ads can include contact instructions and require job seekers to send sensitive personal information or money to pay for visa applications, processing fees, etc., in exchange for consideration for a high-paying position.KBR will never ask for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting/hiring process. Candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information.

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