GNC Engineer


As a member of the Advanced Technology group, the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer is responsible for evaluating and selecting approaches for spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control with specific emphasis on orbit determination and navigation algorithms. This position is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida and reports into the Vice President, Advanced Technology.


  • Designs and analyzes various GNC algorithms with specific emphasis on orbit determination and navigation algorithms
  • Performs analyses to support the selection of navigation, attitude determination, and other GNC sensors
  • Performs analyses to support thruster, attitude control, and other GNC effector selection and sizing
  • Participates in the design, development, and verification of GNC flight software
  • Develops and tests scripts used during mission operations
  • Supports mission simulations in performing GNC analysis tasks expected during operations
  • Plans and provides GNC operational support required during flight
  • Duties also include supporting trade studies, developing requirements and design documentation, reviewing and evaluating analyses performed by subcontractors or partners, and supporting new business development activities


  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in designing and/or analyzing spacecraft GNC subsystems, sensors and algorithms
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering, Physics or related STEM field
  • Masters degree in applicable engineering discipline is a plus
  • Proven track record with developing GNC spacecraft flight software, ground control systems, and simulations
  • Experience designing navigation systems using Kalman Filtering with MEMS and GPS sensors
  • Hands on experience developing spacecraft, robotic, or related systems
  • Proficient with computational analysis software (e.g. Matlab, Simulink, etc.)
  • Experience with software development using C/C++ or related language
  • Self-starter who works with a sense of urgency and is able to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Ability to adapt to change in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations under ITAR and EAR, applicant must be a U.S. citizen residing in the U.S., or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (“Green Card” holder)
  • Final candidate must pass a background investigation (conducted through a reputable third party) that may include an employment verification, criminal check, education check, driving record check, drug screening and/or credit check depending on the position