Sr Principal Aerospace Engineer (GNC)

Orbital ATK   •  

Chandler, AZ

Industry: Aerospace / Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 344 days ago

Job ID: PG20170310-41607


With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is toensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Workwith the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Orbital ATK is currently seeking a Senior Principal GNC Engineer to join our Launch Vehicles team in our Chandler, AZ office.  An Active Security clearance is Required.  US citizenship is required. 

Role description & Responsibilities:

The Senior Principal GNC Engineer will perform analysis, design, or test of missile autopilot systems.  Generally, work under engineering leads.  Analyze control systems utilizing Matlab and Simulink applications.  Perform trajectory development and simulation in C++.  

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Requires a BS in Engineering & 10 years or Masters in Engineering & 7 years or PhD in Engineering & 5 years. 
  • The position may be filled one level lower requiring a Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering and 7 years of related experience.
  • Experience in coding C++ and proficiency in Matlab.
  • Preferred candidate will have experience in trajectory development and simulation in C++. 

Other Requirements

Demonstrate innovation and problem solving.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.